Sebastian News

Friday: The bite is picking up!


The Sebastian Inlet State Park is executing a prescribed burn on the Southeast side of the inlet today.  Access to the south beach will be limited.

Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 7 mph and gusting to 10 this morning, there is a light chop on the water.  Waters are warming up due to the nice weather we’ve had all week.  It looks like the weather is going to cooperate and our boaters are going to be able to get offshore weekend!

The bite has been picking up gradually as the water warms up.  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports the action has been steady. Quite a few Snook have been coming over the rails, many are oversized, some are under and a few have been in the slot of 28” – 32”.  Black Drum have been active as well as Sheepshead, Pompano, Reds, Blues and small Jacks.  Thanks Tommy!

Our photos today are courtesy of Michael Wallace of Honey Brook, PA.  Michael gets down here a couple of times a year to fish the inlet with his dad, Mike.  Michael was here last weekend and they along with friend Dana Lavish chartered with Captain Shane with “What Ever Turns You On”.  The men had an excellent day on the water.  Our featured photo is of Michael with a beautiful oversized C/R Red.  Photos below are of Mike Wallace of Palm Bay with a 34” C/R Snook and Dana Lavish with a big 40” C/R Red.  All fish were released unharmed after a quick photo.  Excellent catches gentlemen!

Have a great weekend!  Get out and take in the gorgeous weather and be sure to send in your fishing photos and 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.