Sebastian News

Wednesday, 2/28/18 – Sheepshead, Snook, Whiting, Black Drum, Reds and Pompano

Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 11 mph, gusting to 13 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Our forecast is for mostly sunny skies today but we have a slight chance of showers this afternoon.  We have a cold front headed our way tomorrow evening through Friday morning.  NOAA is advising small craft to exercise caution.

The bite remains on the slow side.  Although a few periods of activity will begin to give anglers hope, it dies down quickly.  Sheepshead, Whiting, Snook, Black Drum, Reds and a few Pompano have been active but not in the numbers we normally see this time of year.  We’ve been having glorious weather, get out and toss a line!

Our angler of the day is Victor Montalvo of Orlando.  Victor fished the north jetty last Tuesday and took home the good sized Sheepshead and Whiting in the photo.  He was using a clam/shrimp combo.  Nice catches Victor!

FWC is calling all citizen scientists to assist with horseshoe crab spawning sightings.  Although the species mate year-round, spring is peak season.  Go to MyFWC.com/Contact and go to “Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity” for the “Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey” link. The FWC Reporter app is free to download on Apple or Android smartphones or tablets from the App Store and Google Play. You can also report findings via email at horseshoe@MyFWC.com or by phone at 866-252-9326.

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.

The Sebastian Inlet State Park Marina is hosting a full moon kayak tour on Friday night, March 2nd in addition to their Wed – Sun sunset kayak tours.  Call the Marina at 321-724-5424 for more information.