Sebastian News

Week of July 16: Mangrove Snapper is dominant catch

It’s a beautiful and hot summer day at the Inlet with a light west wind at 5 mph and calm surf.  Expect more of the same this week and watch out for afternoon thunderstorms.  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that fishing has been good off the north jetty with mostly Mangrove Snapper out there, Big Reds, Jacks and Mutton Snapper too.  Some Spanish Mackerel and Barracuda have been biting.

Sebastian Inlet State Park Info:  The park conducts ranger-guided, educational sea turtle walks five night a week, Friday through Tuesday, during the months of June and July.  Reservation are required and are made online.  Visit http://www.fsispturtlewalk.org/  for more information.

Sea Turtle Nesting Statistics for Sebastian Inlet State Park’s three miles of beach (2016 figures):

Loggerhead nests  976
Green nests  50
Leatherback nests  5