Sebastian News

3/7/18 Wednesday: The Black Drum bite picked up, Sheepshead, Jacks and Snook

THE SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK HAS BEEN CLOSING THE NORTH JETTY PERIODICALLY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES.  PLEASE CALL 321-984-4852 FOR INFORMATION ON CLOSURES.

We have a wet morning at the inlet and overcast skies ahead of a cold front that is predicted to move through this afternoon.  Winds will shift to the Northwest this afternoon, keeping seas hazardous for small craft.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 4:00 a.m. Friday morning.

We received an update and our featured photo today from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach.  Mike and his neighbor Bob Green fished the north jetty yesterday and reported a good Black Drum bite.  Mike was late, arriving at 1:30 and fished until 4:30.  Although seas were high, westerly winds kept waves from crashing over the jetty and it was a beautiful day overall.  Mike landed a 22” Black Drum on the tide change from incoming to outgoing.  Bob landed a nice 26” Black Drum earlier on the incoming.  Mike also landed a 20” Sheepshead and a 20” C/R Snook on dead shrimp.  After the tide turned a lot of Jacks and Catfish came over the rails.   Nice catches gentlemen, thanks Mike!

Our second photo today is of Rich Perlee of Melbourne.  Rich and a friend fished the north jetty last Tuesday and although the bite was slow, Rich took home this good-sized Pompano he landed on dead shrimp.  Nice catch Rich!

Send in your fishing photos and updates!

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.

3/10 – A slideshow will be presented on Saturday at the Fishing Museum on surf fishing for pompano at 12:30 p.m.

Call the Sebastian Inlet Marina at 321-724-5424 to inquire about their kayak tours, they are weather dependent.