Sebastian News

Friday: TGIF!


 Winds are blowing out of the East at 8 this morning; gusting to 10 and the water has a light to moderate chop.  A front moved through yesterday afternoon that created dense sea fog which enveloped the inlet anglers but it’s long gone.  It’s hot and sunny at the inlet this morning.  NOAA is advising small craft to exercise caution.  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports the bite from the north jetty yesterday included a few Snook, some Sheepshead, one Pompano and a couple of Blues.  Earlier in the week it was all about Sting Rays and big Sharks.  This morning there has been Pompano activity.  Sportswriter and fishing Guru Ed Killer reports a steady Trout bite for anglers fishing the early outgoing tide at the inlet.

Our photo today is courtesy of Patrick Monaghan of Melbourne Beach and features Augusto Rozados of Hollywood, FL.  Augusto fished the north beach on Super Bowl Sunday in poor conditions.  Wind, weeds and waves created a challenge for surf fishing.  Augusto had landed only two Whiting for the day’s effort but a little change in luck brought in his nice Pompano using sand fleas.  A couple of short Pompano were landed and returned.  This was his first Pompano, nice catch Augusto!

Have a great weekend and be sure to send in your photos and fishing updates!

Park Info:  February 17, 2018 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. a surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing.  Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach.  Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more.  Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.  Meet at the fishing museum on the south side of the Park.  The workshop is free but park entry fees apply.  For information call 772-388-2750.

Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert will showcase recording artist SIRSY, February 17, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  SIRSY is an Indie Pop Rock duo that The Boston Globe calls “Little band, big sound.”  SIRSY’s music is chock full of soul and sincerity, with a touch of sass.  They have 6 CD’s of original music.  Their lyrics can be a little dark or introspective but their stage presence radiates joy.  The Times Union says “Clever, smart songs with more hooks than a tackle box.” Melanie Krahmer’s voice is capable of a lion’s roar or a floaty whisper.  Rich Libutti’s guitar work has been called “Killer rock guitar riffs” by Instrumental Magazine.  Together they have created a dynamic, full sound.  Their newest CD was produced by Grammy-winning producers, Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade.   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 (321)984-4852 or visit or

The Sebastian Inlet State Park Marina holds a sunset kayak tour led by a trained guide Wednesdays – Sundays.  Every month they offer a full moon kayak tour!  For more information call 321-724-5424.