INSHORE AND OFFSHORE FISHING
Sebastian Inlet is considered the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast. Fishermen flock to the pier at Sebastian Inlet to catch snook, redfish, bluefish, flounder, snapper, grouper, sheepshead, permit, whiting, blues, Spanish mackerel, and various species of shark. Sebastian Inlet also has a fishing museum, Sebastian Fishing Museum, which tells the history of the area’s fishing industry.
**We recommend checking the Florida Fish and Wildlife website for updated fishing regulations.**
The Sebastian River Area offers various offshore fishing opportunities for the avid or amateur fisherman. Fishermen flock to Sebastian Inlet, the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast, to fish its jetties for snook, redfish, bluefish, flounder, snapper, grouper, sheepshead, permit, whiting, blues, Spanish mackerel, and various species of shark.
If deep –sea fishing is your addiction, then steer east of Sebastian Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean and you’ll find various sportfish such as dolphin, tuna, swordfish, grouper, snapper, wahoo, kingfish, sailfish, cobia, barracuda, amberjack and other challenging catches.
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The Sebastian River Area not only offers premier saltwater fishing along the Central East Coast of Florida but there’s also great inshore fishing. There are over 13,000 acres of freshwater wilderness famous for trophy bass, the diverse Indian River Lagoon has over 500 species of fish and the St. Sebastian River takes you back in time with its “Old Florida” charm.
The Indian River Lagoon is just one of the many waterways that attracts fisherman to the Sebastian River Area. Being an estuary of national significance, North America’s most biologically diverse, it has more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants. It is 156 miles and spans through 6 counties varying in width from .5 to 5 miles and averaging 3 feet in depth. The Lagoon serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. The diversity of the lagoon draws millions of boaters and fisherman annually. Red drum, spotted sea trout, snook, and tarpon are the main gamefish sought.
$8.00 per vehicle with multiple occupants. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.