Sebastian News

Wednesday: The bite is sporadic

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We are still dealing with high winds at the inlet.  This morning winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 19 mph, gusting to 23 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  Poor conditions are forecasted through the rest of the week but we could see some positive changes for the weekend.  Stay tuned.

The bite has been hit or miss at the inlet but spring conditions are on the way and we should see some return of normalcy.  Spring is one of the best times of the year to fish the inlet.  April and May should bring us Southern Flounder, more Snook, Whiting, Croakers, Mackerel, Margate, Perch, Pompano and the shrimp should continue to run.  We’ve heard that some of readers have been having good luck shrimping at undisclosed spots!  Bring it on, we are ready!

Our photo today was taken a few weeks ago on the north jetty.  Inlet regular Tony Swiderski of Sebastian landed this oversized Snook free lining live shrimp.  He estimated it was around 34”.  He didn’t take the time to measure it, this nice breeder was returned to the water quickly and unharmed.  Nice handling as always, Tony!

Park Info:  Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold a Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artists Diamond Dixie.  Diamond Dixie is an up and coming country duo, from Orlando, Florida, consisting of sister, Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc.  Diamond Dixie plays their own special versions of covers and original music, as well as fun videos.  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 information about Diamond Dixie visit or