Guided Trips With A Sebastian Inlet Fishing Guide
Why Hire a Sebastian Inlet Fishing Guide
Being a Sebastian Inlet fishing guide most would consider me a strange and rare breed of outdoorsmen. I am Captain Richard and I know from experience, this type of inlet fishing requires a skilled captain with understanding, knowledge, and passion when snook fishing Sebastian Inlet at night. Several snook species require in-depth fishing during the mid-night hours so studying tides, moon phases, and the weather is a huge part of your success. Since I have specifically fished for snook at Sebastian Inlet since I was a young teenager I have the knowledge and technique down to a science. Inshore fishing for all snook species also requires not only a qualified guide but a talented angler.
There are four primary species of snook in Florida, but only two species frequent Sebastian Inlet. The Fat Snook and the larger Common Snook are the most targeted by anglers at Sebastian. Most fishermen don’t know the difference between snook and merely discard the smaller “fat snook” as a little catch.
Inshore Snook Fishing
All snook species can be caught inshore around mangroves, islands and shallow water grass beds. Snook like shelter, structures like docks, and timber or bridges are their haunts. Snook are ambush feeders and will wait in the shadows looking for opportunities. They also use a structure for shelter and often use their power and wit to find it after being hooked up.
Most snook fishermen use live bait for these smart, wary game fish. Artificials will work well with the skilled angler having an excellent presentation. Snook are smart and don’t often fall for a poorly presented lure.
It’s been said that I “cut my teeth” at Sebastian Inlet during the 1970s while night fishing. I routinely pursue snook with my anglers in the backcountry during the day and the inlet at night. Night fishing is not for everyone and requires knot tying knowledge and a certain level of skill from the angler. Most night fishing is done during the fall from September thru mid-December when tides calculated and fishing is planned and well thought out beforehand. Scheduling trips can be difficult and tedious for both angler and guide so having a contingency plan for adverse conditions is wise.
Please give me a call if you would like to go snook fishing at Sebastian Inlet. With decades of experience helping anglers hook up I will do my best to help you in making your snook presentation.