Sebastian News

3/2/18 Friday: Fair bite

Winds are blowing out of the North at 17 mph, gusting to 20 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  A cold front is predicted to sweep through this afternoon bringing with it more wind and high seas.  Conditions are going to get rough, you can take boating out of your weekend plans.  Hazardous boating conditions will continue through early next week.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Sunday evening.  Hopefully our surfers will get some decent waves out of this weather event.  Pray for surf because fishing is probably out!

Yesterday the bite was slow but a few nice fish came over the rails.  Early in the morning hours a few nice Snook were landed but almost all were oversized and returned.  Walter Manning of Palm Bay landed a 15” Flounder on a Gothca lure, of all things!  He also landed two oversized Snook that had to be returned.  A couple of Black Drum, Sheepshead and one 18” Pompano came over the rails before noon.  It was a gorgeous day and the surf was good, a few surfers were out taking advantage of the clean conditions.

Our angler of the day is Walter Manning of Palm Bay with his Flounder.  Nice going Walter!

Have a great weekend!

Park info:  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.

The Sebastian Inlet State Park Marina is canceling their kayak tours this weekend due to the weather.  Kayak tours will resume when conditions improve.  Call the Marina at 321-724-5424 for more information.