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02-23-17 THURSDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, BLUES, JACKS AND MACKEREL

We have a foggy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water and coastal showers are possible this morning. Although winds have died down, NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Friday morning and poor boating conditions will continue into early Saturday morning.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that fishing has been decent. This morning some small Snook were landed and returned. Prevalent species include Snook, Reds, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Blues, Jacks and Spanish Mackerel. A few Pompano and a nice Permit will make an appearance occasionally.

Our photos today feature Larry B. from Orlando. Larry landed the beautiful 37" Permit off the north jetty and landed and released the Black tip Shark off the south beach. Very nice Larry!

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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.



Larry B. of Orlando with a beautiful 37" Permit.

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02-22-17 WEDNESDAY: IT'S A WET AND WINDY DAY!

We have a wet morning at the inlet but in spite of the weather, we have a few waterproof anglers on the north jetty trying their luck. We have winds blowing out of the East at 27 mph, gusting to 29 and the water is rough. We have a wall of water that is going to make its way across the state and it is going to get windier and wetter this afternoon. Hazardous boating conditions will continue for a couple of days and NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through 4:00 a.m. Friday.

Yesterday the Reds and Snook were biting well on the end of the outgoing and beginning of the incoming tides yesterday according to Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Some nice Spanish Mackerel were landed as well. Thanks Sarah!

Our photos today are courtesy of Rosezana Gill. Rosezana and her husband Kenneth fished the north beach on Friday and had a great day, conditions were perfect for surf fishing. The duo landed several Sheepshead, a 17" Black Drum and several Sting Rays. They had the best luck using sand fleas. Very nice!

Photo one is of Rosezana with the 17" Black Drum, photo two is of Kenneth giving a Silver Jenny a kiss goodbye! Photo three is of Rosezana with a real pretty Sheepshead. Nice catches Rosezana and Kenneth!

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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.



Rosezana Gill with a 17" Black Drum.

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02-21-17 TUESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM AND JACKS

We have a very still morning at the inlet. There is very little wind with gusts to 3 mph out of the North-Northeast. There is a moderate chop on the ICW. A front will move through tomorrow afternoon bringing us possible thunderstorms, scattered showers and building seas.

We received an update from Sebastian Inlet District Commissioner, Capt. Michael Rowland. Commissioner Rowland fished from his boat yesterday and reported a beautiful day out on the water. The water was very clean and clear and anglers fishing from the north jetty had plenty of luck with Snook. Unfortunately, Capt. Mike had the wrong bait, he was using large baits and it seemed that the Snook preferred the smaller baits. Although no Snook were landed they did land a C/R Goliath Grouper and a huge C/R Red that weighed approximately 35 lbs. Thank you!

Our photo today is courtesy of Commissioner Rowland and features his friend Mark LeFebure of Grant. Mark landed the beautiful Cubera Snapper on Friday. Nice catch Mark!

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Park Info: On Wednesday, March 1st, 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.



Mark LeFebure of Grant with a nice Cubera Snapper.
02-20-17 MONDAY: REDS, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, JACKS, POMPANO AND SPANISH MACKEREL

We have a lovely morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are barley moving out of the West, gusting to 2 and there is a moderate chop on the water. A low pressure system that is moving across the state will cause boating conditions to start deteriorating mid-week.

The weekend bite was good according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Tommy reported that Sheepshead, Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Jacks, Pompano and Spanish Mackerel were all hitting over the weekend. Thanks Tommy!

Our angler of the days is Vic D. of Orlando. Vic landed the huge C/R Red on February 12th using a speckled crab he caught in the surf. This big bull was over 50" and he landed a second big Red within 5 minutes of releasing this one. Wow, awesome catch Vic!

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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.



Vic D. of Orlando with a huge, 50"+ C/R Red.
02-17-17 FRIDAY: TGIF! SHEEPSHEAD, REDS, SNOOK, BLUES AND JACKS

What a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West at 2 mph, gusting to 5 and the water has a light chop. It looks as if the boaters will catch a break this weekend with cooperative seas. The forecast looks good except for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday afternoons. For those of you who are lucky enough to have President's Day off, Monday is predicted to be gorgeous. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that Blues and Jacks have been hitting lures this morning. Yesterday the bite was slow-steady with large Sheepshead, Snook and Reds coming over the rails of the jetties. Thanks Tommy!

It's Ladies Day on the fishing report and we are featuring several of our local, lady anglers. Our first photo was sent in by Rafael Cales of Grant. Ten year old Bella Cales is featured with her first Redfish, a nice 30" C/R she landed on Sunday using a shrimp tipped jig head on her first cast! Very impressive Bella, great job!

Photo two features Diana Brennan of Sebastian. Diana and her husband landed the big Sheepshead and its twin off the south side beach in about 25' of water, using live shrimp. They landed and released about 15 nice fish that day but had some difficulty dodging the migrating Black Tip Sharks. Nice catch Diane!

Photo three features Danielle Ely of Sebastian. Danielle landed her oversized C/R Red using shrimp last Wednesday, fishing from the north side. The Red was released unharmed right after the photo. Beautiful catch Danielle!

Have a great weekend!

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.



Bella Cales of Grant with a 30" C/R Red.

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02-16-17 THURSDAY: REDS, SNOOK, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, FLOUNDER, POMPANO AND MACKEREL

We have a beautiful morning at the inlet. It's a little cooler, but gorgeous. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 9 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a light chop on the water. NOAA has a small craft advisory through 10:00 a.m. this morning.

Big Reds are active, along with slot and oversized Snook. Sheepshead are hitting crustaceans around structures. A few Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Pompano, Flounder and Blues are biting sporadically, it's just a matter of timing. Get out and try your luck on this beautiful day!

Our first photo today is courtesy of Shaun Vasey of Palm Bay. Shaun landed this huge Red last week using a popper on the north side. Shaun reported that Reds are out in force right now and anyone looking for spectacular top water action now is the time to get out there! Awesome catch Shaun!

The next three photos are courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and his friend Eduardo Francheski fished the west mangroves early Sunday morning and Luke reported the bite was steady but died down after sunset. They landed a huge number of Sheepshead and a couple of Black Drum. All fish were released. The people fishing beside them had similar luck and Luke added a photo of one of them as well. Thanks Luke!

Photo two is of Eduardo Francheski of Kissimmee with nice Black Drum that was released. Nice one Ed! Photo three features Luke with a Sheepshead and photo four is of Tony with a good sized Sheepshead. Nice catches gentlemen!

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Park info: On Wednesday, March 1st, 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.




Shaun Vasey of Palm Bay with a huge C/R Red.

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02-15-17 WEDNESDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, REDS, SNOOK, BLACK DRUM AND SEA TROUT

We have a windier morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a cool front moving down the state today and with it we will see higher winds and seas and a chance of showers this evening. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through Thursday morning.

The Sheepshead bite has been good. Any type of crustacean will work for them. They like structure and if you drop a line straight down by pilings, bridge fenders or docks you can usually find them this time of year. Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that yesterday's tide change brought in some Reds and Snook and she heard that some nice Sea Trout were landed as well. Thanks Sarah!

Our first photo features Isabel Medina of Miami. Isabel and her husband fished the north jetty last week and they had a great time. Isabel was using live shrimp to land the 34" C/R Red in our first photo. Isabel reported Snook, Black Drum and Sheepshead were being landed while she was on the jetty. She wanted to send out a thank you to the locals who assisted on the net and helped her bring this big fish over the rails. The Red was released right after the photo. Great catch Isabel!

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Park info: On Wednesday, March 1st, 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.




Isabel Medina of Miaimi with a 34" C/R Red.
02-14-17 TUESDAY: SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, REDS, SNOOK AND BLUES

It's another lovely day at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds are forecasted to increase a little this afternoon and we have a slight chance of showers. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.

Yesterday anglers had luck with slot and C/R Snook, oversized Reds, quite a few Sheepshead a few Black Drum, Mackerel, Jacks and Blues, according to Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. The Snook were hitting medium sized shrimp. Use shrimp, clams or sand fleas if you can find them for the Sheepshead. Thanks Sarah!

Our angler of the day is Carlos Taborda of Kissimmee. Carlos was using medium shrimp on a #1 circle hook with a 30 lb. leader on braided line to land this huge 52" C/R Red. Carlos also landed two others, all were over 48" and released right away. Wow, what a catch, way to go Carlos!

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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.




Carlos Taborda of Kissimmee with a huge 52" C/R Red.
02-13-17 MONDAY: BLACK DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, SNOOK, REDS, SPANISH MACKEREL, POMPANO, BLUES AND TROUT

We have a real pretty morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West at 4 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is urging small craft to exercise caution from 10:00 a.m. through late tonight.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the weekend brought in a great variety of species but not in huge numbers, enough to keep everybody out there trying their luck. All of the species we see this time of year are active. We have a lot of anglers out on the north jetty and boats lined up along the south beach this morning.

Our angler of the day is Danielle Ely of Sebastian. Danielle has been having great luck with those big Reds. Today's photo was taken on February 1st. Danielle was fishing with her brother on the north side where she landed this huge Red around 4:45 p.m. What a great catch, way to go Danielle!

The Marine Fisheries Management Division now has a YouTube channel called FWC Saltwater Fishing. Have a question about marine fisheries regulations? Want to know more about catch-and-release? They are there for you. Send your questions, photos, and fishing tales to Saltwater@MyFWC.com. Make sure your photo meets their photo requirements by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing, clicking on "Saltwater Fishing," scrolling down to "Get Involved" and clicking on "Submit a photograph!." Learn more about Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and how you can "Catch a Florida Memory" by visiting MyFWC.com/AnglerRecognition or contacting AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com. And don't forget to record all of your catches on the iAngler phone app or at www.snookfoundation.org/data.

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Danielle Ely of Sebastian with a big C/R Red.
02-10-17 FRIDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SHEEPSHEAD AND BLACK DRUM

We have a windy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 16 mph, gusting to 21 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution for seas until 1:00 p.m. today. We have a full moon tonight that coincides with a minor lunar eclipse. We are hoping the bite gets even better with the weather events.

The Snook bite was decent early this morning according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Sheepshead and Black Drum remain steady and we've received some photos of some huge C/R Reds that have been landed. Get out and wet a line this weekend!!

Our first photo features Stephanie Lindgren of Orlando. Stephanie landed the 38" C/R Snook around 3:00 a.m. on the 3rd using live shrimp. She took several days of vacation to come over and fish the inlet and was not disappointed. She fought the big fish for 20 minutes and she was proud that her line, knots and hands held up. She put the Snook back into the water after a quick photo as they were both very tired! Excellent catch Stephanie!

Our next two photos are courtesy of Donnie Lillie of Sebastian. Donnie and Jarrod Lowe, also of Sebastian, had an incredible night of fishing the inlet last weekend. Donnie is featured in photo two with a 36" C/R Red he landed on a live pilchard. Jarrod is featured in photo three with a 40" Red he landed on 6 lb. test "ultra light" using a live threadfin herring, impressive! The men landed another 35" C/R Red, tons of Bluefish and some nice Trout. Way to go gentlemen!

Brandon White is featured in our last photo with a nice C/R Red he landed in late January. Nice catch Brandon.

Have a great weekend!

Park Info: The Sebastian Inlet State Park has a couple of fun events tomorrow. Saturday from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. a Surf Fishing Workshop will be held at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen or pencil and something to write on.

Saturday evening, recording artists SIRSY will play on the south side of the Park at the Coconut Point pavilions. SIRSY is a pop-rock duo and their music is chock full of soul and sincerity with a touch of sass. The concert is free but Park admission fees apply.





Stephanie Lindgren of Orlando with a 38" C/R Snook.

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