Sebastian News

5/2/18 Wednesday: The bite remains slow


We have a windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 11 mph, gusting to 18 and the water is choppy. NOAA is urging small craft operators to exercise caution.  Winds are forecasted to gradually subside late week.

We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty last Friday and Monday, arriving around 11:00 a.m. both days.  Mike reported clean but milky waters due to turbulence.  Mike heard from other anglers that a couple of slot Snook were landed in the early morning hours on Friday.  Mike’s catches from Monday were 3 Catfish, 2 small Blue Runners, 2 Spadefish, one was small and one was decent sized and 1 short Pompano.  Other than one tourist landing 2 Pompano, one short and one that was 14” and one Black Drum, that was the extent of the catches for Monday.  Although that fishing report sounds bleak, it’s actually better than it has been, as far as activity.  Thanks Mike!

Offshore:  Commissioner Michael Rowland fished in 400’ of water on Friday and landed four 20 lb. Dolphin on rigged ballyhoo, the largest one was on naked ballyhoo.  Thanks Capt. Mike!

Our angler of the day is Wayne Pollock who was visiting in January.  Wayne landed these good-sized Whiting during his stay.  Very nice Wayne!

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Park Info:  Every Sunday in May, 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.