Sebastian News

4/9/18 Monday: Sheepshead and Blues, a few Snook, Reds, Pompano and Black Drum

THE TIP OF THE NORTH JETTY WILL CLOSE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AT 10:00 A.M. THIS MORNING FOR MAINTENANCE ON THE WIND, WAVE AND WEATHER STATION.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

It’s another beautiful day at the Sebastian Inlet.  Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 12 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  We have a slight chance of showers this morning and likely showers and potential thunderstorms this afternoon.  Winds are forecasted to shift to the West this afternoon which could generate some waves for our surfers.

The weekend bite was fair.  A decent variety of species came over the rails but not in huge numbers.  Sheepshead and Blues dominated the catches with a few Snook, Reds, Blues, Pompano and Black Drum thrown into the mix according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop.  Anglers are having good luck using live shrimp for most species.

Our angler of the day is inlet regular Rod Hutchinson.  Rod fished the north jetty on Friday and was one of the few anglers who had any luck at all, it was pretty slow.  Friday was an amazing day at the inlet, weather-wise and Rod took home three beautiful Pompano.  The water was very clean and a beautiful blue-green with some fun, fast waves for the surfers.   We’ve added a few photos below of a young man who was out enjoying the surf on Friday.

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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.

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.