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03-29-17 WEDNESDAY: BLUES, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM

We have another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds will shift to the East late this afternoon. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.

The Bluefish bite is still strong according to Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. FWC regulations state that the limit on Blues is 10 fish per day, per person. They must be 12" to the fork, which has not been a problem as there have been some real monsters coming over the rails! Snook, Sheepshead and a few Black Drum round out the mix. We have a lot of weeds in the water and on the beaches, other than that it would be a real nice day to get out and do some surf fishing. Thanks Sarah!

Today's photo is courtesy of Jay Arnold of Lakeland. Jay and his 16 year old daughter Raegan made the trip to the inlet to fish last weekend. They started off by catching a lot of greenies for bait then they headed out of the inlet to fish near the north jetty. Jay landed a couple of shorts in the first 30 minutes while Raegan observed. Raegan baited up and tossed her line in the water and within 30 seconds, the 34" C/R Snook hit. This was her first Snook; it was released unharmed right after the photo. In total the Arnold's landed 4 undersized and 1 oversized Snook and so many Blues they lost count! Jay was also hit by something big that headed East and never slowed down! What a great day on the water. Nice catch Raegan!

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Park Info: April 8th - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.- McClarty Treasure Museum - Dr. John de Bry, Director of the Center for Historical Archaeology will present a lecture "History of the 1715 Fleet - A Maritime Tragedy Off the East Coast of Florida". The McClarty Treasure Museum is located on the southern end of the Sebastian Inlet State Park on the east side of A-1-A. Admission to the presentation is free of charge; please note that seating is limited.





Jay and Raegan Arnold with her first Snook, a 34" C/R.
03-28-17 TUESDAY: BLUES AND SNOOK

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 3 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds will pick up a little this afternoon. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that Snook are biting on shrimp this morning, yesterday the outgoing tide produced one slot fish, the rest were catch and release. Bluefish remain the most prevalent species; some nice, big fish have been coming over the rails. If you land and Bluefish and do not want it, please return it to the water, do not leave it on the deck of the jetty. Our resources are not unlimited and nobody wants to pick up after you.

Our photo today features Ryan Wood. Ryan landed his personal best Bluefish last Friday. He was throwing a silver spoon from the south jetty in less than desirable conditions; most of us would never have attempted it! Ryan filmed the catch, go to YouTube and plug in RWood Outdoors to see it. Ryan didn't get any measurements on the fish but it was a real beast. Great catch Ryan!

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Sebastian Inlet State Park Info: On Wednesday, April 5th take a guided kayak tour with a Park Ranger from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bring your own kayak or reserve one from the Marina. Meet at the Inlet Marina, 1 mile north of the Sebastian Inlet. The program is weather dependent. Call the Inlet Marina to reserve a spot or for more information at 321-724-5424.



Ryan Wood with an enormous Bluefish.
03-27-17 MONDAY: LOTS OF BLUES

We have a nice morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 6 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect for seas and near inlets.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Bluefish bite is still strong. We are seeing large schools making their way in, out and around the inlet. With conditions calming down, they should be accessible from the beaches. A few Sheepshead, Snook and Reds are in the mix as well. Some nice Trout are being landed on the flats. Thanks Sarah!

Wow, check out today's photo of Lindsay Rowland of Malabar. Lindsay landed this beautiful Speckled Trout Saturday just north of the inlet. Lindsay was fishing up against the mangroves and landed this 6.5 lb., 27.5" Trout in twelve inches of water. Way to go Lindsay!

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Lindsay Rowland of Malabar with a 27.5", 6.5 lb. Trout.
03-24-17 FRIDAY: GOT THE OL' SEBASTIAN INLET BLUES!

We have a blustery day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 12 mph, gusting to 24 and the water is choppy around the inlet and on the ICW. We have a slight chance of showers along the coast today. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday at 5:00 p.m. High winds will continue and we will have hazardous boating conditions through Saturday. Conditions will start to subside on Sunday. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

Migrating Bluefish have dominated the catches at the Sebastian Inlet this week. Some real nice fish in the 10 lb. range have come over the rails of the jetties. Blues aren't picky eaters and will hit just about anything thrown at them. A few Spanish Mackerel are in the mix as well and they like to zip around cutting lines with their sharp teeth, like the Bluefish. Break out the bling for those two species, silver and gold spoons work well. Use a wire leader to prevent breakoffs. Sheepshead, Black Drum, Jacks, a few Reds and Snook have been active but not in huge numbers.

Our angler of the day is 15 year old John Corriveau of Winter Haven. John was visiting while on spring break from Summerlin Academy in Bartow. John and his dad, Dan spent a few nights camping at Long Point Park and fished the north jetty. John was using a two ounce silver spoon to land his big Bluefish. John is a member of the Bartow Yellow Jackets bass fishing team but he does well in saltwater too! Nice catch John!

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Park Info: March 25, 2017 - Read with a Ranger - 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a children's read along. This fun event will feature nature themed books for children nine and under. There will also be games and prizes. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The event is free with Park admission.



John Corriveau of Winter Haven with a large Bluefish.
03-23-17 THURSDAY: BLUES!

As forecasted, the front has moved in and we have a gray, windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 18 mph, gusting to 20 and the water is choppy. The ICW is rough as well and NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday morning. We have a chance of showers today and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

We don't have many anglers out fishing in the windy conditions today but sometimes the rough water will churn things up and get the fish biting. The good folks at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop report that the Bluefish bite has been very good and many anglers are landing them in the 10 lb. range. Along with Blues we are seeing Sheepshead, a few Black Drum and Pompano. Put on a windbreaker and get out and try your luck!

Our photo today features Lauren Mills of Kissimmee with a Jack she landed last Friday. Lauren was fishing with Luke Vila from the inlet shoreline and landed several nice fish that were released. Way to go Lauren!

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Park Info: March 25, 2017 - Read with a Ranger - 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a children's read along. This fun event will feature nature themed books for children nine and under. There will also be games and prizes. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The event is free with Park admission.



Lauren Mills of Kissimmee with a Jack.
03-22-17 WEDNESDAY: BLUES, BLUES AND MORE BLUES

It's another gorgeous day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 1 mph with gusts to 5 and the water has a light chop. These great conditions won't be around for long. A front is moving in that will bring us increasing winds and building seas that will produce hazardous boating conditions through the weekend. NOAA has a small craft advisory from 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday morning. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating as conditions can change quickly.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that Bluefish remain the dominant species and some real nice fish have come over the rails. Using a heavy leader is recommended when targeting Bluefish to avoid cutoffs. A few Sheepshead are active and will hit any crustacean or jig tipped with the same. We're seeing sporadic hits of Pompano for anglers fishing from the beach using live sand fleas and today would be a great day to get out and try your luck. Thanks Sarah!

Our photo today is courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and his girlfriend Lauren Mills fished the inlet shoreline on Friday and Luke admits that Lauren out-fished him! Lauren landed several nice fish including the Bermuda chub that Luke is holding in the photo. This Chub took a shrimp's tail whose body had been bitten off prior. These fish are normally vegetarian but will take cut baits at times. They aren't very good eating but they are fun fighters. This fish was released to fight another day. Nice catch Lauren!

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Park Info: March 25, 2017 - Read with a Ranger - 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a children's read along. This fun event will feature nature themed books for children nine and under. There will also be games and prizes. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The event is free with Park admission.



Luke Vila with a good sized Bermuda Chub.
03-21-17 TUESDAY: BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, SNOOK AND BLACK DRUM

It's a lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South at 2 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the water. Although waters are calm, NOAA still has a small craft advisory for seas. A front will move through Wednesday evening through Thursday, creating hazardous boating conditions, plan accordingly.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Bluefish bite is still strong and some real big fish have come over the rails. Using a heavy leader is recommended when targeting Bluefish to avoid cutoffs. Sheepshead are also active and will hit any crustacean or jig tipped with the same. The night bite for Snook has been good and a few Black Drum have been landed as well. Thanks Sarah!

Our photo today is courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and his girlfriend Lauren Mills fished the inlet shoreline on Friday and Luke admits that Lauren out-fished him! Lauren landed several nice fish including the Black Drum in our photo. All species were released to fight another day. Nice catch Lauren!

Park Info: March 25, 2017 - Read with a Ranger - 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a children's read along. This fun event will feature nature themed books for children nine and under. There will also be games and prizes. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The event is free with Park admission.



Lauren Mills of Kissimmee with a Black Drum.
03-20-17 MONDAY: WE'VE GOT THE BLUES!

We have a real nice day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 9 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect for seas. Seas will slowly subside through mid-week then start to build again Thursday morning.

It's all about the Blues at the inlet. This weekend the bite was fantastic according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Large schools of big Blues were making their way in and out of casting range from the jetties. Blues in the 10 lb. range were not uncommon and one angler landed one that was 17 lbs.! Silver spoons work well for Blues but they will hit just about anything, live or artificial. They love the bling, use shiny lures and a heavy wire leader to avoid break offs from their razor sharp teeth. Along with the Blues, quite a few Sheepshead, big Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Reds and Snook were active over the weekend. Thanks Tommy!

Our photo today is courtesy of Bill Russell of Sebastian. Bill and Julie and Sid Golliher went offshore on Saturday and had a great day on the water. The trio landed two Lane Snapper, two Sea Bass, two Porgies, multiple Sharks, three Red Snapper that were returned to the water, and the beautiful 34", 35 lb. Blackfin Tuna. Sid Golliher is featured with the nice Tuna. Way to go Sid!

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Sid Golliher of Sebastian with a 35 lb. Tuna.
03-17-17 TGIF AND HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY!

It's warming up and we have a beautiful day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 13 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Conditions will continue to improve through tomorrow until a cold front moves in Sunday morning which will create poor to hazardous boating conditions. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

Tomorrow should be a good day to get out and do some surf fishing. Pompano are migrating and like to run fairly close to shore in the troughs. Sheepshead, Snook, Reds and smaller Jacks are being landed from the north and south jetties. Pompano are also being landed on the flats along with some Spanish Mackerel and good sized Trout. Get out and wet a line this weekend!

Our anglers of the day are Dave Vermilye of Sebastian and Craig Davis of Burton, MI. Dave and Craig fished the north jetty last Friday morning when they both landed the beautiful Snook in our photo. Both Snook measured 31 7/8" and were just in the slot. The men landed both fish on live shrimp. Great catches gentlemen!


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The FWC will be hosting the 6th Annual Women's Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 - 5:00 at the Sebastian Inlet State Park. The event is open to ladies 18 and over who have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license, unless exempt. Fishing equipment is loaned during the event but you may bring your own gear. All participants must pre-register by contacting Heather Sneed at 850-487-0554 or Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com. The clinic is a catch and release only event. Sign up today!





Dave Vermilye and Craig Davis with slot Snook.

 
 
 
 

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