Sebastian News

Tuesday: The bite has been fair

We have a lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet.  Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 8 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  The short-lived cold front that pushed through yesterday afternoon is long gone and seas are beginning to subside.  We should have a couple of nice days for our boaters Wednesday and Thursday but by Thursday night an East-Northeast wind surge will cause seas to start building again through Friday, just in time for the weekend.  This is the forecast but it can change; always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported the weekend was just fair.  A few Snook and Reds were landed and a smattering of Blues and Black Drum came over the rails.  Quite a few Sheepshead were landed, they seemed to be the dominant species.  Some Pompano and Whiting were landed in the surf.  Thanks Tommy!

Our photos today are courtesy of Sean Stowers of Kissimmee.  Sean and his dad Skip pulled their boat over to the inlet late Saturday afternoon and evening.  Sean reported a rough, perilous, windy, cold and (large) fishless night.  He noted that the day was beautiful until the sun went down then it turned very cold.  Our feature photo is of Sean with a Whiting.  Photo two is of Skip with a small Sheepshead and the other two are of the inlet sky at sunset.  Thanks Sean!

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 Upcoming events at the State Park:  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