Sebastian News

3/19/18 Monday: Blues, Snook, Reds, Pompano, Sheepshead and Black Drum

We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning.  Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 6 mph, gusting to 11 and conditions are calm for the time being.  Winds will begin to increase this afternoon into Tuesday and we will see numerous showers and possible lightning storms tomorrow ahead of a cold front.  The front will bring us high seas through late week.

The north jetty is crowded with anglers this morning, it looks like a holiday weekend out there!  Yesterday some Blues in the 10 – 15 lb. range moved in although not in huge numbers, but enough to get our attention.  Silver spoons are a good bet for the species but they will strike just about anything put in front on them.  Be sure to add a strong leader, their teeth are sharp and cutoffs are common.  Blues are a lot of fun to catch with their strong runs and jumps.  Snook, Reds, Pompano, Sheepshead and Black Drum were also in the mix over the beautiful weekend.  Get out and try your luck!

Our angler of the day is Sally Baughman of Jackson Hole, WY.  Sally is back for the winter months and spending as much time on the north jetty as possible.  She landed this nice slot Snook and a Black Drum on Friday, using live shrimp.  Very nice Sally!

Park info:  Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold a Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artists Diamond Dixie.  Diamond Dixie is an up and coming country duo, from Orlando, Florida, consisting of sisters Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc.  Diamond Dixie plays their own special versions of covers and original music, as well as fun videos.  The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.  For more information about the concert please call (321)984-4852 or visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Sebastian-Inlet.  For information about Diamond Dixie visit www.DiamondDixie.com. or www.facebook.com/DiamondDixie

On Sundays in March and April, the Sebastian Inlet State Park will be offering a Ranger-led leisurely walk from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  Learn about the Park and the plants and animals that call it home.  Meet at the Sebastian Inlet State Park Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, water and sun protection.  Polarized sunglasses and/or binoculars are recommended but not necessary.  The event is free with regular Park admission.  For more information, call Ranger Terry O’Toole at 772-388-2750.

Call the Sebastian Inlet Marina at 321-724-5424 to inquire about their kayak tours, they are weather dependent.  They offer a sunset kayak tour Sunday – Wednesday and a full moon kayak tour once a month, or in this month’s case, twice!