Sebastian News

Wednesday: Black Drum, Sheepshead, Reds, Pompano and Jacks


Winds are blowing out of the North at 12 mph, gusting to 13 this morning and there is a light chop on the water.  We have a foggy morning at the inlet and it’s predicted to stick with us through mid day when winds are forecasted to shift to the East.  There is a slight chance of showers.

The north jetty was crowded with anglers yesterday.  It was a glorious day with lots of sunshine and a nice breeze.  Quite a few boats were anchored out off the tip off the jetty but from what we could tell, they weren’t having any more luck than the shore based anglers.  The bite was fair and a few real nice fish came over the rails.  The Sting Rays have thinned out; only one was landed in the morning hours.  Several anglers were having luck with Snook but unfortunately, one gentleman kept landing undersized (5) and one kept landing oversized (2), all which were safely released.  A real nice Pompano in the 20” range was landed, some small jacks, a few nice Black Drum, a couple of Sheepshead and a few slot Reds rounded out the mixed bag. Anglers were using a variety of baits including live and dead shrimp, sand fleas and clams and some were using artificials.

Our featured photo today is of John Day of Columbus, OH.  John and his lovely wife were fishing the north jetty when he landed his beautiful 26” slot Red using live shrimp.  Our second photo is of the big Pompano that was landed yesterday and the last photo is of an angler pulling in an oversized C/R Snook.

Get out and wet a line and send in your photos and fishing updates!

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.