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03-31-15 TUESDAY: BLUES, JACKS, MACKEREL, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT, REDS, POMPANO AND FLOUNDER

We have a gorgeous morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West at 4 mph, gusting to 5 and the water has a light chop. There's plenty of sunshine predicted for today and no NOAA advisories, get out and wet a line!

We are seeing the same cast of characters making appearances at the inlet. Lots of Jacks and Blues, Spanish Mackerel have started showing up, good sized Sheepshead, a few Black Drum, Reds, Trout, Pompano are in the mix as well. Some mid-sized Flounder have been landed on the south side.

Our first photo today features Glen Rathburn of Orange, MA. Glen was on a fishing trip with two other friends from Massachusetts and they landed some nice fish during their visit. Last Wednesday, we just happened to catch them on the north jetty, the day before they were scheduled to leave. The men were bringing in Bluefish after Bluefish and having a great time. Glen landed this one, along with many others using live shrimp. They have promised to send in photos of other fish they landed during their visit, we are looking forward to those gentlemen.

Photo two was also taken last Wednesday on the north jetty. Chuck Melton of Kissimmee was using live shrimp to land this pretty Sheepshead. Nice catch Chuck.

Dave Hartwell is featured in our last photo today. Dave landed this Black Margate off the north jetty on Wednesday, along with some big Sheepshead. Way to go Dave.

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The Friends of the Sebastian Inlet State Park is presenting 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, April 4, 2015, the band Remember When will perform. Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies but goodies from the 1940's to the 1980's. Enjoy a jukebox style concert under the full moon. The concert is free but Park entry fees apply.










Glen Rathburn of Orange, MA with a Bluefish.

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03-30-15 MONDAY: BLUES, JACKS, SPANISH MACKEREL, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, TROUT AND POMPANO

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds have calmed down significantly since the weekend. This morning winds are blowing out of the West-Northwest at 1 mph, gusting to 3 and the water has a light chop. Winds are predicted to pick up this afternoon, but we have abundant sunshine in the forecast. Looks like a great day to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a good weekend at the inlet. Saturday was very good with lots of Blues, Jacks and Spanish Mackerels taking spoons. They were coming over the rails non-stop. A smattering of other species rounded out the catches. Good sized Sheepshead, Black Drum, Spotted Trout and Pompano were also in the mix. Sunday, the same fish were in play but there weren't as many landed.

Our first photo today features Angel Arencivia of Miami. Angel was fishing the north jetty with his grandson on Wednesday and they were having great luck catching Blues using lures. Angel is holding two of many they landed Wednesday morning. Way to go Angel!

Our second photo features inlet regular "Big Dave" Hartwell with a nice Sheepshead he landed Wednesday morning. Dave landed several good sized Sheepshead using sand fleas that morning along with a Black Margate. Dave reported the Trout bite has been very good on the south jetty; he's been using articials, including DOA shrimp, power baits and swim baits. Very nice Dave!

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Angel Arencivia of Miami with a couple of Blues.

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03-27-15 FRIDAY: BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT, JACKS, MACKEREL, DRUM AND FLOUNDER

We have another pretty morning at the inlet, winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 8 mph, gusting to 10 and there is a light chop on the water. We have high winds and showers predicted for the afternoon and we are looking at a windy Saturday and Sunday, Sunday will be less breezy. There is a NOAA advisory in effect this afternoon through Saturday morning for wind. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.


Tommy Turowoski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported there are still lots of Blues coming over the rails of the north jetty along with a few Jacks and Spanish Mackerel. Yesterday, there was at least one large Black Drum landed and some good sized Sheepshead remain active. There are a few Flounder being landed on the south side. Thanks Tommy!

Our first photo today features Carolanne Frank of Long Island, NY. Carolanne was visiting friends in Vero Beach and tried her hand at fishing for the first time. Carolanne landed this big Sheepshead using live shrimp on Wednesday, talk about beginner's luck! What a great catch, way to go Carolanne!

Photo two features Donz Banz of Orlando. Donz was fishing the north catwalk on Wednesday when he landed this beautiful Spotted Trout using a shrimp jerk bait. Donz also landed some good sized Blues and Lookdowns from the catwalk. Very nice Donz!

John Harris of Kissimmee is featured in our third photo with a large Bluefish landed off the north jetty on Wednesday on live shrimp. Nice one John!

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

The Friends of the Sebastian Inlet State Park is presenting 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, April 4, 2015, the band Remember When will perform. Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies but goodies from the 1940's to the 1980's. Enjoy a jukebox style concert under the full moon. The concert is free but Park entry fees apply.





Carolanne Frank of Long Island, NY with a large Sheepshead.

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03-26-15 THURSDAY: BLUES, BLUES AND MORE BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, TROUT AND LOOKDOWNS

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 7 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a chance of showers later today but right now, it's great! There are no NOAA advisories at this time.

We have the Blues. Blues, Blues and more Blues! Yesterday morning there were lots of Bluefish coming over the rails, a few anglers caught fish after fish after fish and most of them were good size. One large Spotted Trout was landed from the north catwalk along with Lookdowns and more BLUES. Several good sized Sheepshead came over the rails, anglers were using sand fleas, clams and shrimp. One Margate was landed as well, but Blues ruled the morning hours on the north jetty.

Our first photo today is courtesy of Dennis Wickens. Dennis sent in the photo of Brendon Vaughn of New Hampshire. Brendon only had one night to fish the inlet on March 18th during his visit. The start of the evening brought Jacks and Ladyfish but when the tide turned to outgoing, everyone started landing big, bull Reds from the south jetty. Brendon landed the only slot Red of the night, it was exactly 27". He was using live mullet to land this perfect, multi-spotted, slot Red. Way to go Brendon!

Photo two features Logan Langston. Logan fished the early morning shift on the north jetty on March 20th when he landed this huge C/R Redfish around 2:00 a.m. Logan reported that everyone on the jetty was surprised with the size of this monster, it almost looked prehistoric! The Red was released unharmed right after the photo. Great catch Logan!

Send in your photos and fishing updates!

The Friends of the Sebastian Inlet State Park is presenting 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, April 4, 2015, the band Remember When will perform. Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies but goodies from the 1940's to the 1980's. Enjoy a jukebox style concert under the full moon. The concert is free but Park entry fees apply.






Brendon Vaughn of New Hampshire with a 27" slot Red.

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03-24-15 TUESDAY: JACKS, BLUES, BONNETHEADS, REDS, SNOOK, POMPANO, MACKEREL AND TROUT

We have another morning of overcast skies with a good chance of rain. Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and the water is calm. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.

The bite has been sporadic but for the patient angler some nice fish have come over the rails. We've seen some nice Sheepshead hit any type of crustacean or jig tipped with the same. Sand fleas and small crabs are sure to do the trick, but shrimp and clams work too. If you are targeting Sheepshead, fish around pilings, docks or any kind of structure. If there are barnacles on the pilings, try scraping them off and creating a little chum in the water, it's sure to attract them. We've seen Jacks and Bues, and a few Mackerel, Trout, Reds, Pompano and Bonnetheads.

Our first photo features Steven Walker of Cocoa. Steven fished the north jetty early morning shift on Friday and landed this huge 47" Red using mullet at 3:00 a.m. What a monster! Steven released the Red right after the photo. Nice catch Steven!

Photo two is courtesy of winter resident Rich Blum. Rich fished the south beach on Sunday morning and had a feeling it was going to be a great day, but no such luck. Rich landed two small Pompano, one Whiting and nine Bonnetheads, the largest was around 40". He's decided he's off to the fish market or he's going to find a good recipe for Bonnetheads! Thanks for the photo and update Rich, hang in there.

Be sure to send in your photos taken on site and fishing updates!

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, 321-724-5424. For more information on Park activities, visit their web site at ww.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.







Steven Walker of Cocoa with a 47" C/R Red.

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03-23-15 MONDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, JACKS, BLUES, LADYFISH, A FEW SPANISH MACKEREL, SNOOK AND REDS

OUR WEB CAM PHOTOS ARE NOT UPDATING, WE ARE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE. THE LIVE FEED, TIDE CHARTS AND CONDITONS ARE CURRENT.

We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning and good chance of rain today. The cloud cover is keeping the heat down, the weekend was very hot. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 5 mph with gusts to 10. The little bit of wind is keeping the no see 'ums away.

Tommy Turwoski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported a good variety of species came over the rails this weekend, but nothing in large numbers. The most prevalent species were Sheepshead, we certainly can't complain about that! Tommy said there were small numbers of Jacks, Blues, a few Spanish Mackerel and Pompano, Snook, Reds and Trout. Thanks Tommy!

Our first photo today features inlet regular Richard Pearce of Vero Beach. Richard landed this enormous Black Drum off the north jetty using live shrimp last Wednesday. Richard said he had a great time landing this big fish and with the help of Lee of Melbourne on the net, he was able to bring it up for a photo. He estimated the Drum weighed 40 lbs. What a fish, way go Richard!

Our second photo features Nigel Figuerres of Sebring. Nigel was fishing the south jetty last Tuesday using an Xrap 10 Rapala lure. Nigel needed the weight to offset the wind, but not so large the fish wouldn't take it. He had a few hits fishing the evening shift around 6:30, but he only landed the big Ladyfish in the photo. He estimated it to be around 20". Nigel had heard the Jacks were biting well earlier in the day. That's a big Ladyfish! Thanks Nigel!

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Richard Pearce of Vero Beach with a huge Black Drum.

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03-20-15 WELCOME SPRING! FISHING IS PICKING UP!

We have another lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 4 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a moderate chop on the water. The no see 'ums have been relentless the last couple of days due to little or no wind. Be sure to take insect repellent if you head to the inlet today or over the weekend. We are experiencing extreme tides due to the spring equinox.

The bite has picked up at the inlet. The water is warming up and more species are finding their way to our inlet anglers. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that a couple of real nice Pompano were landed in the surf yesterday, it's getting to be that time of year. The Sebastian Inlet State Park will be holding a surf fishing seminar on April 11th from 1:00 to 3:00, take advantage of the Ranger's firsthand knowledge and pick up some pointers.

Winter resident and inlet regular Rich Blum of Vero Beach sent in an update on yesterday's activities off the north jetty. He reported muddy water running on the outgoing tide which brought a lot of Catfish with it. Rich reported that a lot of Sheepshead were caught off the north jetty and north catwalk along with a few large Spanish Mackerel. Rich landed one Flounder off the end of the north jetty, which is an unusual spot. Rich said the highlight and most painful part of the day was watching the anglers on nearby boats landing Snook after Snook. Rich said it was a beautiful day to be on the jetty and he took home enough Flounder for a sandwich! Thanks Rich.

We also received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi who has been absent from the inlet for many weeks. Mike went out with a guide yesterday and they spent the morning collecting bait, live croakers and pigfish. Mike reported the afternoon Snook bite was incredible. Two Snook were C/R at 24 and 27.5", five were lost at the boat and two that were in the slot at 30" and 31.5" were caught. Mike is holding the 30" in photo two. Nice catch Mike!

Our first photo today is courtesy of Steven Walker of Cocoa which features father and son Owen and Caleb of Jacksonville. Steven and his friend Logan fished the inlet Tuesday night when they ran into and spoke with Caleb and his dad. They had been out fishing in a boat, but had only landed one Jack. Steven and Logan invited them to join them at the end of the north jetty if they wanted. Later, just as Caleb and Owen were coming to meet them, Steven's line got slammed with his second Red of the night. Steven let Caleb take the pole and he had a great time fighting this monster and he brought it all the way to the jetty by himself! Fantastic job Caleb! What a nice thing to do Steven, it will be a great memory that will last a lifetime!

Our third photo features Prentiss Collette of Orlando. Prentiss fishes the north jetty once a week and reported last Thursday there were tons of Blues in the water. Approximately 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. there were large schools of huge Jacks about 30 - 40 yards out and it was great sight fishing those big guys using a spoon. Prentiss landed two of the bad boys at 27" and 28". Fun times!

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












Caleb and Owen of Jacksonville with a huge C/R Redfish.

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03-19-15 NO SEE 'UMS ARE OUT AND BITING!

Break out the insect repellent anglers, the no see 'ums are out in force this morning. The wind is barely moving out of the East and no wind = no see 'ums. The water has a light chop and there are a few clouds overhead. There is a chance of rain later today so plan accordingly.

The water temperature has risen to the mid 70's. If you look at the water temperature chart below the tide chart, the black line is from a water gauge that is approximately 1500' northeast of the north jetty in 28' of water on the ocean floor. The green line is the Cape Canaveral Trident buoy, located at the mouth of the Port.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported Snook and Reds are hitting this morning, along with the no see 'ums. We are seeing Blues, lots of Jacks, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, a few Black Drum, Trout and a stray Pompano or two making appearances at the inlet.

Our first photo today features Capt. Michael Rowland who is also a Commissioner for the Sebastian Inlet District. A long time angler and boater, Michael loves to get out and fish as often as possible. Last Sunday around 1:00 p.m., Michael was fishing just north of the inlet, 1/2 mile offshore. He used a large bucktail jig to land this hefty 40 lb. Cobia that was swimming under a 10' manta ray. Wonderful catch Capt /Commissioner Mike!

Photo two features Todd Hingle of Vero Beach with a beautiful 26 3/4" slot Red. Todd was fishing in his kayak along the mangroves near the inlet on Saturday when he landed this nice Red using live shrimp. Way to go Todd!

Our third photo is courtesy of Ivanel Bianchi of Kissimmee. Ivanel landed this 30" slot Snook on March 6th using live shrimp on the incoming tide. Ivanel reported a beautiful day and great luck as he landed six different species including Snook, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Blue Runners and Jacks. Very nice Ivanel!

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Capt. Michael Rowland of Malabar with a 40 lb. Cobia.

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