Sebastian News

3/12/18 Monday: Black Drum, Snook, Reds, Blues, Spanish Mackerel and Jacks

THE SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK HAS BEEN CLOSING THE NORTH JETTY PERIODICALLY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES.  PLEASE CALL 321-984-4852 FOR INFORMATION ON CLOSURES.

We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning.  Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 9 mph and gusting to 13.  Winds and seas will increase this afternoon ahead of a strong cold front.  NOAA has multiple advisories in effect.  A small craft advisory is in effect from 10:00 a.m. through this afternoon.  A gale warning is effect from this afternoon through late tonight.  Conditions are going to get rough and the Sebastian Inlet State Park may decide to close the north jetty to fishing, call ahead.

Over the weekend we had a fair bite according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop.  A variety of species were landed but many in low numbers.  Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Blues, a Pompano or two, Spanish Mackerel and Jacks all made appearances at the north jetty.

Our angler of the day is Vero Beach’s Mike Ricciardi with the 28” Black Drum he landed on Thursday.  Nice one Mike!

Park info:  On Sundays in March and April, 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.

Call the Sebastian Inlet Marina at 321-724-5424 to inquire about their kayak tours, they are weather dependent.