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01-29-15 THURSDAY: COOL CONDITIONS AND A SLOW BITE

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS RENOVATING THE SOUTH CATWALK; IT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE A-1-A BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED INTERMITTENTLY IN 30 MINUTE INCREMENTS FEBRUARY 3 - 6, 2015 FROM 8:30 - 5:00. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN TRAVELING OVER THE BRIDGE FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH.

This morning winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 5 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a moderate chop on the water. It's still cool and crisp out on the jetties but we have a warming trend coming our way and by the weekend it should feel like a typical Florida winter.

Fishing has been on the slow side. January and February are normally the slower months at the inlet according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. It's a matter of being in the right place at the right time because some nice fish can come over the rails for the patient angler. Large Black Drum, Sheepshead, Blues, Trout and Pompano are typically the species we see this time of year. Snook season will reopen on Sunday, Feb. 1st at 12:01 a.m. Make sure you have a Snook stamp on your fishing license if you plan to keep one in the slot of 28" - 32". Although fishing is on the slow side, February and March are the peak months for crabbing and shrimping. Crabbing and shrimping also have FWC rules and regulations. See the FWC link at the top of this page for more information.

Our photos today are courtesy of Edisson Soriano. Edisson and his friend Travious Major fished the north jetty Sunday morning from 8:00 - 12:30. Using live shrimp on the incoming tide, the duo landed a couple of nice catch and release fish. Photo one features Edisson with a 29" C/R Red which was released unharmed right after the photo. Nice catch Edisson.

Travious Major is spotlighted in our second photo with a 30" C/R Snook. It was just a week too early Travious, maybe you can pull it off again this Sunday!

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Edisson Soriano with a 29" C/R Red.

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01-28-15 WEDNESDAY: COLD AND SLOW

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS RENOVATING THE SOUTH CATWALK; IT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE A-1-A BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED INTERMITTENLY IN 30 MINUTES INCREMENTS FEBRUARY 3 - 6, 2015 FROM 8:30 - 5:00. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN TRAVELING OVER THE BRIDGE FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH.

We have another cool, crisp morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 12 mph, gusting to 17 and the water is choppy. We don't have many people out in the cold conditions this morning. The cold weather paired with a slow bite is keeping many anglers at home so there's not much to report.

Our angler of the day is Jose Pina of Poinciana with a large Black Drum he landed using fresh clams on January 20th. Jose reported that 3 - 4 others landed Black Drum that day as well. Thanks Jose, nice catch!

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The Friends of the Sebastian Inlet State Park has resumed its "Night Sounds" concert series on the south side of the Park at the Coconut Point Pavilions. The concerts coincide with the nearest full moon. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the band SIRSY will perform. Bring chairs and kick back under a big moon and listen to some great tunes! The concert is free but Park entry fees apply.



Jose Pina of Poinciana with a nice Black Drum.
01-27-15 TUESDAY: CHILLY CONDITIONS AT THE INLET!

THE DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BE CLOSING THE A-1-A BRIDGE OVER THE INLET IN 30 MINUTE INCREMENTS FEBRUARY 2 - 6 FROM 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. THE SOUTH CATWALK IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We have a chilly, crisp morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 12 mph, gusting to 20 and the water is choppy. We don' have a lot of folks out on the jetties this morning braving the elements. With the wind chill it feels like it's in the 40's! Bundle up if you head to the inlet today,

We are expecting cooler temperatures the next few days with higher winds but blue skies! Toward the end of the week we should see the temperature start to rise. Hopefully this front will invigorate the bite which has been spotty the past week.

Our angler of the day is 11 year old Evan McLeod of Indialantic. Evan and his dad Scott were fishing the south jetty on Sunday when Evan landed this good sized Lookdown using live shrimp on a jig. Great job Evan!

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A Ranger guided kayak/canoe/sunset/night tour from Campbell's Cove will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 4th and Thursday, March 5th. Meet at the State Park Inlet Marina one mile north of the Park. Call ahead for verification, 321-724-5424 as the event is weather dependent.




Evan McLeod of Indialantic with a large Lookdown.
01-26-15 MONDAY: BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT, BLUES AND A FEW MACKEREL

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS RENOVATING THE SOUTH CATWALK; IT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE A-1-A BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED IN 30 MINUTES INCREMENTS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 3 - 6, 2015 FROM 8:30 - 5:00. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN TRAVELING OVER THE BRIDGE FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH.

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The skies are bright blue, the sun is shining and it's cool and crisp out on the jetties. There is a chance of rain this afternoon, but the rest of the week looks great. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through Tuesday morning.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a slow day on Saturday, but the bite picked up on Sunday. The Black Drum came back, Sheepshead, Trout, a few Blues and Spanish Mackerel came over the rails. Thanks Tommy!

Our photos today are courtesy of Cody Hagle of Chicago. Cody fished the north catwalk on the 17th when he landed the nice 16" Mutton Snapper in photo one using a small dead mullet. Cody also landed a lot of large mullet and a Black Drum, which he invited home for dinner, see photo two. Nice catches Cody!

Send in your photos and fishing updates. Please take your photos on site and hold any catch and release species horizontally, supporting the fish under the jaw and belly.

The Friends of the Sebastian Inlet State Park has resumed its "Night Sounds" series concerts on the south side of the Park at the Coconut Point Pavilions. The concerts coincide with the nearest full moon. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the band SIRSY will perform. SIRSY is an Indie Pop Rock duo that is a little band with big sound. Killer rock guitar riffs by Rich Libutti paired with Melanie Krahmer's voice that is capable of a lion's roar or a whisper should prove to be great entertainment. Bring chairs and kick back under a big moon and listen to some great tunes! The concert is free but Park entry fees apply.





Cody Hagle of Chicago with a 16" Mutton Snapper.

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01-23-15 FRIDAY: TGIF! SLOW BITE AT THE INLET

We have a breezy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 12 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory today through Saturday afternoon. We have a good chance of rain later today and Saturday, by Sunday we are expecting lots of sunshine with temperatures in the mid 60's. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

There are not many people out on the jetties this morning; word travels quickly when the bite slows down. Earlier in the week we saw some Black Drum, Speckled Trout, a few Sheepshead, Reds, Blues, a couple of Pompano and Flounder. We're hoping this front will shake things up at the inlet.

Our first photo today features Billy Burgos with a real nice 20" Spotted Trout he landed off the north jetty on January 15th. Billy was using cut mullet to land this beauty. Way to go Billy!

Our second photo is courtesy of Bill Olexa of Palm Bay. Bill took this shot of Al Guay of Maine and Sebastian with his first slot sized Redfish. The Red hit a live shrimp near the mangroves. Alright, way to go Al!

Have a great weekend and send in your fishing updates and photos!

On Wednesdays you can join knowledgeable Rangers for a guided kayak tour at 1:00 from Campbell's Cove near the Sebastian Inlet. Learn about the Indian River Lagoon and the plants and animals that call it home. Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one from the Inlet Marina for a rental fee of $20/2 hours, for a single or double watercraft, life jackets and paddles included. Personal watercrafts pay a launch fee of $3.00. Meet 1 mile north of Sebastian Inlet, turn west at the large brown state park sign and follow the dirt road to the Inlet Marina. Program status is dependent on weather conditions, please call ahead of time the verify status. For more information on Park activities, visit their web site at ww.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.




Billly Burgos with a beautiful 20" Spotted Trout.

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01-22-15 THURSDAY: SMALL BLUES AND SHEEPSHEAD

We have another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 6 mph and there is a light chop on the water. We have abundant sunshine, blue skies and the temperature is forecasted for the mid 70's today. What a great day to get out and enjoy a little fishing!

The bite has slowed considerably the past couple of days. Inlet regular Tony Swiderski reported that the prevalent bite at the inlet this morning was 6 - 8" Bluefish. Some small Sheepshead are being caught and returned to the water and one angler landed a Pompano. The Black Drum seem to have disappeared. Thanks Tony!

Our featured angler today is Daniel Carmona of Miami. Daniel fished the north jetty on January 15th when he landed this 36", 27 lb. Black drum using live shrimp. Photo one is of Daniel with his prize! Nice catch Daniel!

Photo two is of Daniel's Black Drum with the measuring tape on it, what a beast!

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Daniel Carmona of Miami with a 27 lb. Black Drum.

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01-21-15 WEDNESDAY: SLOW BITE THIS MORNING, CATFISH AND SAND SHARKS

We have a glorious morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Bright blue skies with lots of sunshine, winds are blowing out of the North at 6 mph and the water is calm. The temperature is in the mid 60's this morning and the forecast is calling for a high in the low 70's. What a great day to get out and wet a line even if nothing's biting!

We spoke with inlet regular Tony Swiderski of Sebastian this morning who reported a very slow bite. Lots of Catfish and Sand Sharks were coming over the rails, but not much in the way of table fare. He's hoping with the coming cold front, things will shape up. We hope so too! Thanks Tony!

Our first photo today is courtesy of Jose Dore of Palm Bay. Jose took the photo of Connie Beers and Andrew Beers, Jr. of Maysville, KY who landed their good sized Black Drum on Jan. 15th off the north jetty. Nice catches Connie and Andrew, Jr.!

Bill Olexa of Palm Bay sent in our second photo today. Bill was fishing with Ralph Viviano who winters in Sebastian on Jan. 15th. Ralph landed his C/R Snook off the north jetty using a bucktail. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo. Great catch Ralph!

Our last photo today is courtesy of Andrew Sampson of Melbourne. Dianne Sampson landed this healthy 14" Sheepshead off the south side of the inlet using clams on Sunday. Way to go Dianne!

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Connie and Andrew Beers, Jr. of Maysville, KY with some nice Black Drum.

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01-20-15 TUESDAY: BLUES, BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, REDS, TROUT, FLOUNDER AND POMPANO

THE SOUTH CATWALK IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and clouds and we could see some rain late this afternoon. Winds are blowing out of the North at 5 mph, gusting to 6 and the water is calm. The no see 'ums are out and biting so be sure to take along insect repellent if you head to the inlet today.

Over the weekend we saw Blues, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, oversized and a few slot Reds, a couple of Flounder and Pompano.

Our first photo today features Kris Hawk of Loveland, OH with a healthy, 16.5" Pompano he landed in the surf using clams on January 14th. Sweet catch Kris!

Photo two features Eufemio Ortiz of Clermont who landed his two good sized Black Drum from the north jetty last week. Nice catches Eufemio!

Photo three is of inlet regular Luke Vila of Kissimmee with a juvenile Gag Grouper he landed from the T-Dock last week. Luke and Justin Mitchell landed several Grouper using shrimp, all were released unharmed. Nice going Luke!

Inlet regular Justin Mitchell of Kissimmee is featured in our last photo with a juvenile Black Grouper that was released right after the photo. Way to go Justin.

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Kris Hawk of Loveland, OH with a 16.5" Pompano.

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01-16-15 FRIDAY: BLUES, BLACK DRUM, C/R REDS, SHEEPSHEAD, SPECKLED TROUT, A FEW C/R SNOOK AND POMPANO

THE SOUTH CATWALK IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We have a cold, windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 25 mph, gusting to 30 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Overcast skies make it seem even colder this morning and there is a chance of rain through the day with conditions clearing late this afternoon.

In spite of the less than desirable conditions this week, we've seen a lot of Blues, quite a few Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, big C/R Reds and a few Pompano, making the trip to the inlet worthwhile. Black Drum and Sheepshead have been partial to clams this week. Sheepshead will take small crabs, sand fleas or shrimp and occasionally will hit on jigs if they are tipped with a crustacean. Black Drum will take clams or dead and live shrimp; they are scent feeders and love the smelly baits. The big Reds have been taking jigs, bucktails and plugs on the outgoing tide.

Our first photo today features Zach Carroll with a big C/R Red he landed on Sunday afternoon. Zach reported that on the outgoing tide, Black Drum were biting well. Around 5:00 p.m., Reds starting hitting bucktails and this hefty 44" Red hit a jig. The Red was released unharmed after the photo. What a beast, great catch Zach!

Noah Van Epp of Merritt Island fished the north jetty on Saturday and landed the C/R Snook in our second photo, using a jig. Noah reported that a few other C/R Snook were landed during his time on the jetty and the big Reds were non-stop. Thanks Noah!

Our last photo today features Chuck Fischer of Satellite Beach. Chuck landed his two good sized Black Drum a few weeks ago using shrimp. Nice catches Chuck!

Our office will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be back with an update on Tuesday, be sure to send in your photos and fishing updates. As always, the Sebastian Inlet State Park will be open 24/7. Have a great weekend!

Looking for something different to do this weekend? The Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival will begin today at 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. There will be more rides, music and food than ever before to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Festival, for more information go to www.fellsmerefroglegfestival. If that's not your cup of tea, you can always head to the inlet!



Zach Carroll with a 44" C/R bull Red.

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