Sebastian News

3/23/18 Friday: Blues, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and a few Snook, Reds and Sheepshead

Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 9 mph, gusting to 15 this morning and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Conditions are much calmer than yesterday but will remain choppy through today.  The forecast is for the wind to start calming down even more over the weekend.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel were biting all day in the rough conditions yesterday.  Blues were jumping all over the place and they were being landed in good numbers.  This morning the Mackerel have disappeared but Blues and Jacks are active.  A few Snook, Reds and Sheepshead have been in the mix as well.  Thanks Tommy!

Our angler of the day is inlet regular Mark.  Mark landed this huge 22” Black Margate from the north jetty on Wednesday.  Mark was free lining live shrimp fishing for Snook but ended up with this instead.  We rarely see them this size, nice catch Mark!  Photo courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach.

Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your fishing photos and updates!

Park info:  A “River Fishing” workshop will be held at the Fishing Museum on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 – 3:15.  Bring a pen and paper for notes taking.  Call 772-388-2750 for more information.

FWC Info:  FWC is looking for citizen-scientists to report horseshoe crab sightings during their peak mating season this spring.  The FWC asks the public to report sightings   through one of several options. Go to and go to “Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity” for the “Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey” link. You can also report findings via email at or by phone at 866-252-9326.