Sebastian News

4/19/18 Thursday: Slow bite

This morning was incredibly beautiful at the inlet.  The water was clean, clear and Caribbean blue and we had a nice breeze to go with it.  Unfortunately, not much was biting.  One slot Red and a couple of out of the slot Snook were landed in the early morning hours but that was all.  A couple of the inlet regulars had hits in the late morning but nothing was brought over the rails.  A large school of Spanish Mackerel could be seen in the inlet, just out of casting range.

We have higher winds and rain in the weekend forecast along with poor to hazardous boating conditions.  Sometimes rough conditions can invigorate the bite, let’s hope so!  It’s been way too slow.  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a good bite from the beaches for Blues and Spanish Mackerel.  Tommy fished the north beach on Wednesday evening and said both species were very active until the sharks moved in a shut down the bite.  Thanks Tommy!

Our photos today are courtesy of Allan Noel of Melbourne.  Allan fished the north jetty for a few hours on Sunday and reported that in spite of the high winds he saw a few under the slot Snook and a few Jacks come over the rails.  Allan landed the beautiful oversized Snook in our featured photo along with the 31” C/R Red in our photo below.  Awesome catches Allan!

Our third photo is courtesy of SISP Ranger Ed Perry.  Ranger Perry took this shot of a Northern Gannett at the Park.  Very nice Ranger Perry, thanks!

This will be our last fishing report until Monday.  Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your photos and fishing updates!

State Park Info:  The Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the next show in the Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase St. John’s Wood.  St. John’s Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960’s British invasion.  Their music includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more.  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 (772)-388-2750, (321)984-4852 or visit

April 28th at 12:30 p.m. a “Bird Watching Basics” slideshow and walk will be held at the SISP Fishing Museum.  Take a pen/pencil and something to write on.  Call 321-388-2750 for more information.

A full moon kayak tour will take place on April 28th, leaving from the SISP Marina.  Call 321-724-5424 for more information.