Sebastian News

Monday: The bite picked up over the weekend


Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 8 mph, gusting to 12 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  We have a slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported an incredible Saturday over the weekend. All kinds of species were hitting most of the day.  Sunday the wind picked up again and shut down the bite.  This morning we have a lot of anglers on the north jetty hoping to get some of that Saturday action back into play.  It’s a lovely day to just get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Our photos today are courtesy of Rich Blum.  Rich is back for the winter and his son Brian was able to come this past weekend from Huntersville, NC to do some fishing.  Rich said the bite really turned on midmorning Saturday as did the competition for space.  The dominant species were Black Drum.  Rich said at least 30 came over the rails while they were there.  Most of the drum were over 28”.  Rich landed the good sized Drum in our photo after losing two.    Sheepshead, Snook, Whiting and Pompano were in the mix as well.  Brian’s Snook was 33” and had to be gently released but he was thrilled to have landed it!  The men were using a variety of baits, shrimp for the Snook and clam and shrimp combos for the Black Drum.  Very nice gentlemen!

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.