Sebastian News

Thursday: Black Drum, Whiting, Reds, Snook and short Pompano

It’s a windy day at the inlet.  The good news is that we are forecasted to have a sunny day.  Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 19 mph, gusting to 25 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  NOAA has extended the small craft advisory through 4:00 a.m. Saturday.  Right now, weekend conditions do not look promising for our boaters.

We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty again yesterday afternoon.  The day was beautiful even though the high winds kept it cool.  Mike reported a lot of Sting Rays in the water but not as many as the two previous days.  Pompano were disappointing as the 6 – 8 that came over the rails were short and had to be returned.  Approximately 12 Black Drum were landed, 2 slot Reds and 2 oversized were landed by anglers free lining live shrimp.  8 – 10 C/R Snook were landed and Whiting were plentiful.  It sounds like fishing is starting to return to normal, if only the wind would give us a break!  Thanks Mike.

Our photo today features Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach with two Black Drum he landed off the north jetty yesterday on shrimp.  Nice catches Mike!

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Park Info:  Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold a Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase Souljam.  Souljam is a five-piece band that plays extended versions of rock n roll jam music.  Playing cover tunes of the Grateful Dead, Phish and the Tedeschi Trucks band with a few original songs mixed in. 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 For more information about Souljam visit