Sebastian An assortment of local iconic photographs

Every time I go fishing at Sebastian it brings back memories of growing up with my dad and fishing the Indian River Lagoon adjacent to the Sebastian Inlet State Park. Of coarse back in the 1960's and 70's the inlet was a mere dirt parking lot under the recent bridge.

Sebastian Inlet

The inlet can be a soothing tidal current bringing warm clear ocean water or a roaring rapid of outgoing frothing chocolate colored water...

Sebastian Inlet in the Fall of 2016

The Indian River Lagoon

The narrow inlet allows ocean water to replenish the inshore lagoon with fresh ocean water in six hour intervals. Marine life abounds and a great fishery was formed with this manmade waterway funneling life giving food and brine to the Indian River Lagoon.

Honest John's Fish Camp is an establishment that has undergone little change in the last few decades.

The Wabasso or Orchid Island Bridge, an artery from the mainland to the beaches in Indian River County south of Sebastian Inlet.

Cambell's Pocket and the Inlet Marina....

Grant Farm Island's residents require a boat to commute to the mainland and is truly old Florida.

Pelican Island National Refuge is supposedly the nation's first wildlife refuge.

Railroad Trestle crossing the Sebastian River is a reminder of old Florida and Henry Flagler's dream to connect the world to Key West.

Long Point State Park

Controlled burns during the cooler months make for a spectacular backdrop on the Sebastian River....

Snook are a local favorite fish and prized tablefare

Releasing the snook to be caught again is another way of showing respect to the inshore fishery...

Redfish on Fly

Fly fishing for redfish on the shallow grass beds and shorelines on the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian is a challenge filled with rewards for those whom invest the time and effort.

Spotted Sea Trout are a local favorite on the gin clear waterway....

Streamer flies

Minnow imitation streamer flies will often get the bite if presented to feeding sea trout.

Redfish-Bluefish-Spotted Fish

Sounds like a Dr Suess book but catching 1 fish, 2 fish is normal when you're talking blue fish...

Florida's Finest Saltwater Fishing

Clearly Sebastian, Florida is one of the outdoors wonders of Central Florida with it's abundant wildlife and spectacular fishery. Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides has made a lifelong endeavor to seek out the nooks and crannies of his Indian River fishery he's lived around for over 50 years.

This area of Florida was once as remote and desolate as any area only a lifetime ago. Sand roads have given way to highways and shoreline fishing has gone high tech with boats and equipment, but it's still a special place to visit, have a day outdoors and then a shore lunch at a local eatery when you're finished.

My father took me to Sebastian shortly after the bridge spanned this inlet. I loved wading, swimming and watching him enjoy his holidays fishing the Indian River Lagoon.
Captain Richard Bradley - Lagooner Fishing Guides


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