Drift Fishing Charters in Sebastian Inlet (2024)

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Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sebastian

Inshore Saltwater Fishing

NEWGuided by Michael

23 ft1 - 4 PeopleFrom $450

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Embark on this unforgettable fishing adventure in the pristine waters of the Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River Lagoon! With Captain Greg at the helm, you'll experience the thrill of reeling in trophy catches while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.With years of local knowledge and expertise, Captain Greg is the ideal captain for an inshore fishing adventure. He will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area, where you'll have the opportunity to target a wide variety of species, including Redfish, Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, and more!Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain Greg will provide the guidance and equipment you need to make the most of your time on the water. His 22' Parker bay boat has a shallow draft to get into the "skinny" backcountry waters, and includes comfortable seating, a T-top to get you out of the sun, plus all the latest fishing technology. On board, you'll have everything you need to make this a trip of a lifetime!Book your fishing charter on the Sebastian Inlet with Captain Greg today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Sebastian Inlet On Light Tackle

100%(2)Guided by Greg

22 ft1 - 4 PeopleFrom $500

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We are in full blown tarpon season now!! Book now for the fight of a life with the most powerful saltwater light tackle gamefish on earth!The tarpon, Atlantic tarpon or also called the silver king are one of the number one targeted sport fish on the earth. These fish are some of the best fighting fish anglers have come across with using light tackle. Central Florida offers a wide selection of two different tarpon fishing charters in the area and this is the closest tarpon fishing near Orlando you will find. We target big tarpon here throughout the warmer months in the spring through the fall along the beaches, just outside the inlets. The backcountry tarpon fishing is done on the Mosquito Lagoon Indian River year round on the flats in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.Typically April through November, with May, June, July, August, September and October being prime time for big beach, nearshore and backcountry tarpon. However the smaller tarpon can be found throughout the area year round in the far backcountry waters of the Indian River, Banana River, Sebastian Inlet and the Mosquito Lagoon. These fish range around 5 to 20 pounds, which are perfect for light tackle applications of both spin and fly. Along the beaches on the nearshore fishing trips is where you will find the 100 plus pound tarpon. These begin showing up in April and is in full force all summer long. On these charters we also have a chance to catch several other fish as well, just not tarpon. Snook and redfish are in the same areas.Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna / Daytona Beach Tarpon

NEWGuided by Drew

21 ft1 - 4 PeopleFrom $500

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This trip we will cover everything from how to cast, bait, and locate fish. Rio will teach you new techniques and will also educate you on why they work.Rio will always do everything he can to ensure you have a successful day but, please be mindful you are indeed Fishing and conditions will vary day to day.Rio will not tell you what you want to hear just to take your money. He works very hard so you can enjoy your leisure time.Sunrise trips are also available (just select the 6 or 7am start time). These trips start out on the sand and surf at twilight. One of the best parts of the area is the serenity of watching a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. Generally this is when the best fishing will start becoming active as the water starts to warm up and fish cruise the beaches taking advantage of the visibility.Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Surf Fishing - 4 Hours

100%(1)Guided by Rio

1 - 6 PeopleFrom $400

Everything to Know About Booking a Sebastian Inlet drift fishing charter

What are the best drift fishing charters in Sebastian Inlet?

The best drift fishing charters in Sebastian Inlet are:

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Why should I book a drift fishing charter in Sebastian Inlet with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 drift fishing trip in Sebastian Inlet: Inshore Saltwater Fishing guided by Michael.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly drift fishing guides / fishing lessons in Sebastian Inlet? Check out our beginner and family friendly drift fishing guides in Sebastian Inlet.

What types of drift fishing charters are common in Sebastian Inlet?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in Sebastian Inlet as well as nearshore fishing and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in Sebastian Inlet are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. redfish, 3. sheepshead, and 4. snook.

How much do Sebastian Inlet drift fishing charters cost?

for drift fishing in Sebastian Inlet prices can range anywhere from about $460 to $540, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in Sebastian Inlet is $450. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in Sebastian Inlet is $550.

What month is best for on a drift fishing charter in Sebastian Inlet?

The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter in Sebastian Inlet is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Sebastian Inlet fishing license and what are the bag limits in Sebastian Inlet?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Sebastian Inlet, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Sebastian Inlet. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Sebastian Inlet.

Other Fishing Techniques in Sebastian Inlet

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
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  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Surf Fishing
  • Topwater Fishing
  • Wading

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What is the best time to fish Sebastian inlet? ›

Whether you're fishing from a boat or the catwalks or jetties, Sebastian Inlet is the reason most people come fishing here. It's generally best to time your trip to the inlet around the incoming or outgoing tide. This is when you'll have the best chance of catching big Redfish and Snook, especially in the fall.

Where is the best place to fish at the Sebastian Inlet? ›

Sebastian Inlet's north jetty allows anglers to fish the inlet and surf-zone waters. Target species include jumbo red and black drum, flounder and mangrove snapper. Surf anglers plying the “suds” score snook, pompano, Spanish mackerel and many other delicious species.

What to expect on your first fishing charter? ›

A good crew will want to get to know you before departing. Most charter boat guides are friendly and enjoy being around people. Your crew may regale you with fun stories of their past exploits. They may also offer tips to make the most out of your trip, let you know where to stash your gear, and more.

What is drift fishing in Florida? ›

Drift Fishing is a popular way to fish the offshore Wrecks, Reefs and Bottom structures for species like Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo! iOutdoor even has evening drift fishing charters available to catch Yellow Tail Snapper or Sword fish!

Can you keep redfish at Sebastian Inlet? ›

Allows only catch-and-release fishing for redfish in the Indian River Lagoon region.

Is the water clear at Sebastian Inlet? ›

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

With its prime location on Florida's east coast, the park offers clear waters and diverse marine ecosystems for underwater exploration.

What's biting Sebastian Inlet? ›

Fishing Seasons & Latest Fishing Photos

Flounder, Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum are all plentiful. Mackerel and Snappers appear in great numbers, too.

Are there manatees at Sebastian Inlet? ›

Sebastian River Preserve State Park and drive along Buffer Preserve Drive till you reach the end of the road. You will come upon Manatee Overlook. It's a great spot for viewing wildlife such as manatees, pelicans and herons.

How far is the Gulf Stream from Sebastian Inlet? ›

Boaters have access to the brackish waters of the Indian River Lagoon, the Intracoastal Waterway, the freshwater of the Sebastian River, and to the salty water of the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream is located about 25 to 30 miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

How much do I tip a fishing charter captain? ›

Usually, tipping 10-20 percent of the charter's total cost is proper charter fishing boat tipping etiquette (and 15 percent is generally considered the norm.) Additionally, note that the captain will likely share those earnings with their crew!

Is charter fishing worth the money? ›

When considering the price of the fishing boat, insurance, maintenance, slip fees, bait, tackle, repair, fuel, and storage, it will all add up quickly. Then divide that by ten or so fishing trips in a season, and usually, the average weekend angler and boaters will come out ahead financially by charter fishing.

Should I wear shoes on a fishing charter? ›

Spending a day on the waters requires shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet. Protecting your feet during a fishing charter trip is essential as many of the fish have teeth, and the deck can be slippery.

What is the best rig for drifting fishing? ›

Basic paternoster. The paternoster is undoubtedly the most popular bottom-fishing rig and has caught just about everything that swims. With the sinker at the bottom and one or two hooks it is perfectly suited to drifting, surf fishing or even estuary fishing.

What size hook for drift fishing? ›

Single hook size can range from as small as a 6 up to a size 3/0, but most anglers prefer to rig a size 1 or 1/0 combined with a size 10 or 8 Lil Corky® for average river conditions.

How do you fish while drifting? ›

Drive your boat towards the start of the current, shut off the motor, and let it drift with your line trolling behind. You can quickly cover a lot of ground with this method. If the fish are biting you'll get action in no time! With sinkers, you can fish off the bottom where more fish may be lurking.

What is the best tide to fish inlets? ›

Generally, the oceanside mouth of a pass is best on an outgoing tide when inlet fishing. The inshore mouth is often better when the tide begins its inward flow, though there are always exceptions. Game fish instinctively gravitate to these funnel points, knowing a smorgasbord of forage awaits them.

What is the best time of day to catch fish? ›

The best time to go fishing is typically either early morning or late evening when food is abundant and fish naturally feed. Within an hour of sunrise and an hour after sunset are the times when fish are likely to bite the most. Fishing for some species of fish is much better at night than during the day.

What time is low tide in Sebastian Inlet? ›

Current status of water

There are 1 hour and 15 minutes until low tide. Today Wednesday, 3rd of July of 2024, the sun rose in Sebastian Inlet at 6:30:24 am and sunset will be at 8:21:56 pm. In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide was at 12:14 am and the next low tide will be at 12:34 pm.

What is the best time to surf fish? ›

The best time of day to surf fish is usually the first few hours around dawn the final few hours around dusk. With that said, the tide is still the most important factor. If you really want to increase your chances, find the days where the high tide coincides with dawn or dusk.

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