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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.

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. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 10.79% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 2684 Bluegill counted.

    Sebastian Bluegill Counts Chart


  3. Hardhead Catfish

  4. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 6.35% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1580 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Sebastian Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 5.41% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1345 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Sebastian Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  7. Crevalle Jack

  8. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 5.17% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 1286 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Sebastian Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  9. Black Crappie

  10. Black Crappie

    There is a 4.85% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1207 Black Crappie counted.

    Sebastian Black Crappie Counts Chart


  11. Gray Snapper

  12. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.84% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1204 Gray Snapper counted.

    Sebastian Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  13. Ladyfish

  14. Ladyfish

    There is a 4.11% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1021 Ladyfish counted.

    Sebastian Ladyfish Counts Chart


  15. Pinfish

  16. Pinfish

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 889 Pinfish counted.

    Sebastian Pinfish Counts Chart


  17. Snook

  18. Snook

    There is a 3.33% catch rate for Snook, based on 827 Snook counted.

    Sebastian Snook Counts Chart


  19. Threadfin Shad

  20. Threadfin Shad

    There is a 3.3% catch rate for Threadfin Shad, based on 820 Threadfin Shad counted.

    Sebastian Threadfin Shad Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 125 species of fish and 24868 fish counted for April around Sebastian.

To date, there are 182 species of fish and a total of 419540 fish counted for Sebastian and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 4/15/2024 5:57:26 PM

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.

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Top Sebastian Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Sebastian are the following:

  1. structure/lobster

  2. wreck-8168

  3. Wabasso Causeway Park

  4. Wabasso Reef

  5. Thousand Island Ledge
    Good ledge for snapper.

  6. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom

  7. Bethel Shoal

  8. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom

    28.175 -80.5435

  10. SEAMAP Offshore Hard Bottom

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Latest Sebastian Fishing Reports

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    The weather looks to be shaping up beautifully for some great conditions on the water this week. Plus we've got a load of great content for you in this week's forecast includ

  • 3-6-24
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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
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  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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