Sebastian News

Monday: Snook, Jacks, Pompano, Black Drum, Blues and Flounder

A Red Snapper mini-season reopening has been approved!  The reopening is due to the inclement weather that hampered offshore fishing during the November mini-season and is scheduled for December 8 – 11.    There is a recreational bag limit of one per person per day with no minimum size limit, please check the FWC web site for commercial regulations.  The 2018 recreational mini-season dates have not yet been announced.



Winds are blowing out of East-northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Last night’s super moon created extreme tides that will be lingering for a few days, it was gorgeous!  We have overcast skies over the inlet this morning with spotty rain.  We have a “cold front” forecasted for Wednesday evening but it could stall out before it reaches us.


Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported quite a few Snook, Pompano and Jacks came over the rails over the weekend.  A few Blues, Flounder and Black Drum showed up but not in huge numbers yet.  If we get a temperature drop and the water cools down a little more, we’ll start seeing more of those cold water species.


Our angler of the day is Keisha Intorre of Melbourne.  Keisha had a fantastic day surf fishing just north of the inlet on November 22nd.  She landed 5 Reds, 1 Black Drum, a slew of Catfish and this beautiful Pompano using live shrimp.  Fantastic catches Keisha!


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