Sebastian News

4/16/18 Monday: Blues, Snook, Sheepshead, Pompano and Reds

Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 13 mph, gusting to 21 this morning and the water is choppy.   NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 10:00 a.m. this morning.  Poor to hazardous boating conditions will prevail through Tuesday and will begin improving mid-week.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports the big Blues are still biting but they seem to be thinning out.  Snook and Sheepshead are hitting and a few Pompano, Black Drum and Reds round out the mix.  Thanks Tommy!

Our featured photo is of Alain Monfette of Montreal, Canada with a Pompano he landed on the 6th.  Alain and his lovely wife were fishing from the north jetty when Alain landed this nice pomp using sand fleas.  Very nice Alain!

Keith Cole of Merritt Island is featured in our second photo below with a big 30” Bluefish he landed from the south beach on the evening of the 6th.  He estimated it was at least 10 lbs.  He also landed an 18” and 21” Bluefish in a flurry of activity for about 30 minutes, then it went quiet until he left at 9:00 p.m.  What a beast, nice catch Keith!

The next photo is courtesy of SISP Ranger Ed Perry.  Ranger Perry captured this shot of a brown pelican  in flight at the State Park.  Thanks Ranger Perry!

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State Park Info: Walk with a Ranger every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to learn about the inlet and surrounding area.  Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park.  Call 772-388-2750 for more information.

The State Park Marina offers a sunset kayak tour every evening in April, including a full moon tour on the 28th.  Call 321-724-5424 for more information.