Sandy Benward & Matt Phifer, Assistant Park Managers
As the Florida summer draws to a close you can detect a bit of fall in the shortening daylight hours here at Sebastian Inlet State Park.
The park has recently been a very popular destination on holidays and especially Sundays. The last several months have seen filled parking conditions on the north side of the inlet. Please remember that comparable amenities are also available on the south side of the park with additional parking opportunities and less crowded conditions.
Fishing has been good and the catches are moving into a fall pattern. There is no better time to fish at Sebastian Inlet than this time of the year. This is due to the fall mullet migration. Late August through mid-November, mullet of all sizes migrate in and around Sebastian Inlet. Huge pods of bait attract gamefish species of all kinds that take advantage of the fishy feast. Besides the usual suspects of snook, redfish, flounder and Spanish mackerel, also look for jacks, tarpon, ladyfish, mangrove and mutton snapper, sharks, and maybe even a king mackerel or two to make a showing at the inlet.
Enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures, great fishing, or a stroll along the beach. Come out to Sebastian Inlet State Park and experience the Real Florida.