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Many Consider Sebastian Inlet The Best Snook Fishing in Florida

by Captain Gina Bradley
Fishing under the Sebastian Inlet bridge at night over 30 years ago are some of my earliest memories of dating my husband, Captain Richard. I know what you’re thinking, so let me clarify; Richard took me fishing for snook while I patiently watched. His passion for fishing oddly combined well with his desire to spend time with me. Nothing has changed, except now, we spend days-and-nights fishing on our boat, and I’d have it no other way. Richard’s love of the water and outdoors transferred quickly on to me. He guided me fishing in every known location on Florida’s east coast over the years, and Sebastian is still one of my favorites. Neither of us knew that his infatuation for the outdoors would quickly lead him to become one of the best full-time Sebastian Inlet fishing guides.

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Best Snook Fishing in Florida

With Orlando only an hour away, Richard began his earliest fishing charters taking Orlando residents and visitors night fishing during the autumn months for snook. His night fishing trips quickly overlapped into the backwater and he added daylight fishing adventures to his repertoire. There are many Sebastian Inlet Fishing Guides, but only a handful can claim they’ve guided for thirty years. Very few can match his knowledge and abilities to put his anglers on many of our inshore species. While snook seems to be the primary fish targeted near Sebastian, they also have the best trophy sea trout fishing in the World. Louisiana has the numbers of sea trout, our climate and habitat breed the biggest. As the seasons’ change, redfish, tarpon, jacks, mangrove snapper, and even flounder become focal species for anglers. It seems there’s always something biting at Sebastian Inlet and it’s nearby waters.  Richard and I took the morning to go fishing in the Sebastian area recently and photographed our adventure. If you’re looking for a good fishing date, don’t be shy, call me for a rendezvous with my Sebastian Inlet fishing Guide.

Sebastian Inlet Area Information

There are two great Florida campgrounds located near Sebastian Inlet recreational area. To the South of Sebastian Inlet is Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge with its thriving populations of brown and white pelicans, roseate spoonbills and wood storks. You might be within sight of these native Floridian birds while they are nesting or even see manatees and dolphin while you are on the Indian River Lagoon fishing. There are two museums in the park. The Sebastian Fishing Museum describes the family-based fishing industry that flourished here until the 1990s. The site of Spanish salvors encampment, the McLarty Treasure Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the 1715 Treasure Fleet.

“Although we now have a daughter living in Sarasota, FL, we still have to occasionally get back to your east coast to fish with Captain Richard. For years he has always found fish for us and made things very exciting. Also, he is one of the most gracious men we have ever met and always makes us feel very welcomed. And, of course, we still enjoy keeping up with Gina. What would men do without their wives???”

Joan Taylor

Lifetime Outdoors Person

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Sebastian Inlet’s Fishing Guide
Captain Richard Bradley

My dad took me to Sebastian Inlet in the 1960’s when the road was no more than a rutted dirt path on the bridge embankment to the parking lot beneath the span. There was a small tackle & bait shop called the Crow’s Nest that had an orange crate on a pedestal and a danger sign with skull and crossbones pronouncing “Baby Rattlers… DO NOT FEED”. Of course, as a curious pre-teen, I had to get close enough to look thru the hardware cloth to see the deadly young snakes. Upon mustering up enough courage to peer into the crate, I was confused to see plastic children’s baby rattles on display and for a minute wondered why. I spent my childhood years traveling to the inlet with my folks and friends and learning how to surf and fish while jumping the jetty rocks and swimming in the tide pool. Sebastian has since become an excellent public park with paved parking lots, a small restaurant and campgrounds. The extension of the north jetty a few years ago ruined a once excellent surf break, but for the most part, the improvements have been a vast improvement on the beauty and public access. If you get a chance to visit our area, please look me up for a fishing trip at the Sebastian State Park Recreation Area.

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Wes Beyers
Wes Beyers
Had a blast picking up some big black drums, cobia, and other species! Richard is the master of these fish, and WILL show you a great time down here in Cocoa Beach!!!read more
Blake Byers
Blake Byers
Had a great time. I will definitely be back.
William Masten
William Masten
Richard and Gina are really great people. Since I first fished with Richard about 8 years ago, I try to come back every year. Besides providing a great fishing experience, they have become good friends. Try Lagooner. You won’t be sorry!read more
Mark Mayeda
Mark Mayeda
My wife and I have chartered Captain Richard for both the ocean and inland rivers. We have had great experiences catching king mackerel, barracuda, and speckled trout. Captain Richard knows how to put you on fish and takes awesome pictures of us with our catch. Would definitely go on another fishing trip with Captain more
Bill Sims
Bill Sims
My grandson and I had a great time with Captain Richard. When we are back in area we plan on booking with Lagooner Fishing again
Tammy Bawcom
Tammy Bawcom

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