Sebastian News

3/21/18 Wednesday: The bite has been on the slow side

We have a glorious morning at the inlet.  Cool breezes, blue skies, white fluffies and fairly decent conditions nearhsore.  Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 8 mph, gusting to 14 and the water is calm, for now.  Winds will increase through the day today and NOAA has a small craft advisory through Thursday morning.  Gale warnings are in effect from 4:00 p.m. today through Thursday evening.

We’ve received several updates from inlet regulars.  Rich Blum of Vero Beach reported the past three days have been pretty slow for him, only one Sheepshead for all of his efforts.  Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach fished most of the day on Monday and reported a slow day for him as well.  About a dozen Snook came over the rails with two or three slot fish in the bunch.  A couple of C/R Reds, five or six Sheepshead and only three Black Drum.  Spanish Mackerel were plentiful, but small.  Mackerel were running in the 12” – 15” range.  Thanks Rich and Mike!

Our featured angler today is courtesy of Rich Blum and is of Sammy of Morocco.  Sammy landed this real nice 22” Pompano off the north jetty on Sunday.  Great catch Sammy!  Our additional photos are courtesy of Tim Hessing of Stuart.  Tim landed the four nice Pompano on Saturday and captured the beautiful sunrise photos in the process.   He reported about 40 poles lined up on the beach but only he one other angler were landing anything.  He confirmed with the other successful fisherman that they were both using frozen sand fleas on gold hooks, for some reason they wouldn’t touch fresh fleas on silver hooks!  The two large Pomps were females full of roe which he smoked and it was delicious.  Excellent catches, thanks Tim!

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  For information about Diamond Dixie visit or

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!