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Sebastian Fishing

Sebastian Fishing

Sebastian has a long history of fishing with the Ais Indians using the area for both subsistence and recreation. In 1715, a hurricane sunk the Spanish Plate Fleet that was carrying valuable items in these waters. Treasure hunters recovered about $300,000 worth of the valuables in 1988.

Featuring a river and a lagoon, the Sebastian Inlet attracted early settlers to the area. The St. Sebastian River meanders along the western boundary while the Indian River lagoon borders the eastern end. Commercial fishing in Sebastian started around the 1880s, which was when the first 40 settlers migrated here. By the end of the 19th century, Sebastian was considered a fishing village. Rich in history amd great fishing, Sebastian is a top fishing destination on the East Coast.

Sebastian fishing offers a wide variety of opportunities, including inshore, offshore, nearshore and freshwater. The most frequent catches are spotted seatrout, mahi-mahi, red drum, Spanish mackerel and sailfish. Other types of fish in Sebastian include snook, Florida pompano and bluefish.

Sebastian fishing is known for having some of the largest snook. May to September is good for snook, whereas the beginning of the year is great for catching redfish. You might see the water turn a golden red color when a large number of redfish gather near the surface, a beautiful sight to see.



Top Sebastian Fishing Spots

  1. structure/lobster
    7/30/2014 7:14:09 AM -


  2. Wabasso Causeway Park
    5/3/2013 5:19:12 PM -


  3. wreck-8168
    9/23/2014 9:55:53 PM -


  4. Wabasso Reef
    1/14/2018 1:33:05 AM -


  5. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom
    6/5/2012 2:06:12 AM -


  6. Thousand Island Ledge
    12/14/2016 12:40:58 AM - Good ledge for snapper.


  7. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom
    6/5/2012 2:06:10 AM -


  8. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom
    6/5/2012 2:06:13 AM -


  9. Bethel Shoal
    1/13/2018 11:02:27 PM -


  10. SCALLOP BOAT WRECK
    5/6/2011 11:53:50 PM - 28.175 -80.5435



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Sebastian Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Sebastian, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Crevalle Jack

  2. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 9.74% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 1546 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Sebastian Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
    Crevalle

    ENLARGE SEBASTIAN CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART


  3. Sheepshead

  4. Sheepshead

    There is a 9.32% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1480 Sheepshead counted.

    Sebastian Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

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  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 8.97% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1424 Gray Snapper counted.

    Sebastian Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

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  7. Spotted Seatrout

  8. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 8.66% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1376 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Sebastian Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  9. Ladyfish

  10. Ladyfish

    There is a 5.4% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 857 Ladyfish counted.

    Sebastian Ladyfish Counts Chart
    Ladyfish

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  11. Pollock

  12. Pollock

    There is a 5.07% catch rate for Pollock, based on 805 Pollock counted.

    Sebastian Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

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  13. Hardhead Catfish

  14. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 3.89% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 617 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Sebastian Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart
    Hardhead

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  15. Pinfish

  16. Pinfish

    There is a 3.86% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 613 Pinfish counted.

    Sebastian Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

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  17. Bluefish

  18. Bluefish

    There is a 3.73% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 592 Bluefish counted.

    Sebastian Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

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  19. Florida Pompano

  20. Florida Pompano

    There is a 3.14% catch rate for Florida Pompano, based on 498 Florida Pompano counted.

    Sebastian Florida Pompano Counts Chart
    Florida

    ENLARGE SEBASTIAN FLORIDA POMPANO COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 106 species of fish and 15880 fish counted for February around Sebastian.

To date, there are 160 species of fish and a total of 484558 fish counted for Sebastian and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 6:04:00 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Sebastian Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Sebastian Fishing Reports

  • Weekly Forecast (2.7.23 – 2.13.23)
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  • 2-1-23
    2/1/2023 9:57:23 AM - Snook are back in season as of midnight and with the warm calm conditions odds of catching a keeper in the Indian River are pretty good. Plenty of good fish have been seen on


  • Penn Combo Giveaway
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  • Weekly Forecast (1.31.23 – 2.6.23)
    1/30/2023 5:35:46 PM - We've got some awesome learning opportunity events coming up this month! First the FSFA South Chapter meeting on Tuesday February 7th which is featuring a symposium of Grand


  • 1-25-23
    1/25/2023 10:37:56 AM - Surf activity has been up and down with the conditions calmer days have yielded good numbers of Pompano of late as well as Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Sand fleas and Fish


  • Weekly Forecast (1.24.23 – 1.30.23)
    1/23/2023 8:45:10 PM - Offshore conditions turned the corner this week to help break the recent spell of tough fishing but the weather window may be closed to finish out the month. Not all is lost


  • Weekly Forecast (1.17.23 – 1.23.23)
    1/16/2023 5:36:03 PM - In this week's forecast you've got to see the photos of the bucket list MONSTER CATCH that two young anglers battled on a local beach. Meanwhile it looks like we've got some


  • Weekly Forecast (1.10.23 – 1.16.23)
    1/9/2023 6:59:47 PM - The conditions are looking pretty good for fishing up until this weekend. While local bass still seem to be protesting the recent cold temps we've got a good number of report


  • 1-4-23
    1/4/2023 9:35:10 AM - Happy New Year! Pompano have finally shown up along the beaches with good catches the last few days. Round Island has been particularly productive. Sand fleas are still a bit


  • Weekly Forecast (1.3.23 – 1.9.23)
    1/2/2023 6:25:26 PM - It's the first forecast of the New Year and with the temperatures warming up we're betting the fish will be hungry and ready to eat this week. Plus we've got the return of th


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Top Sebastian Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Vero's Tackle & Marina
    From Fishing Tackle to Boat Slips to Guided Fishing Charters, Vero Tackle and Marina has it all!

  2. Whitey's Bait & Tackle


  3. Treasure Coast Marina


  4. Capt'n Butcher's Marina


  5. Palm Bay Marina


  6. Honest John's Fish Camp


  7. Reelem In Bait & Tackle


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Top Sebastian Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Vero BackCountry Fishing
    Captain Eric T. Davis uses a 18ft. Hells Bay Glades Skiff for the shallow water sight casting. The Hells Bay can accomodate 2 people plus Captain Davis. For deep water flats fishing and off shore, Captain Davis uses a 24ft. TRS Pathfinder. The Pathf

  2. One Cast Away
    ONE CAST AWAY... Where your chance at the biggest bass of your lifetime is just One Cast Away. Central Florida's finest bass fishing excursion with Capt. Dean Herdman at the world famous Stick Marsh/ Farm 13.

  3. Captain T Fred's Fishing Charters
    Hello My name is Captain Tom Fredrickson born in Natick, Mass. I lived there until I was 9 years old, then one day my parents packed up the family car and moved to sunny south Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, [thank god]!! Growing up down there was total

  4. Fish Vero Beach Charters
    You can fish for Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout and Snook year round, and during late Spring and Summer, Tarpon and Permit can be added to the mix. It’s your choice whether you want to fish with light tackle using live and/or artificial bait or with a fl

  5. Skipper Sportfishing Charters
    Inshore and offshore fishing around Sebastian and Vero beach for 1/2 and full days

  6. Big Easy Sportfishing Charter


  7. Captain Mike Peppe's fishing Guide Service


  8. Sebastian Inlet Sport Fishing
    Fishing the Florida waters of Sebastian Inlet, Indian River and Banana River Lagoons, the offshore waters of the Atlantic or the fresh water lakes and the St. Johns River, Sebastian Inlet Sport Fishing has an experience for you no matter what your ch

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Top Sebastian Marinas

  1. Vero's Tackle & Marina
    From Fishing Tackle to Boat Slips to Guided Fishing Charters, Vero Tackle and Marina has it all!

  2. Treasure Coast Marina


  3. Capt'n Butcher's Marina


  4. Palm Bay Marina


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