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Tuesday January 23, 2018

Chartering a Fishing Guide out of Sebastian, Florida can be the highlight of a Florida Vacation explains one angler that went fishing with Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides. "My arms are sore from that last one!" Shouted Doug Sanders after bringing in an 18 pound Jack Crevalle on light spinning tackle. "Let's do it again!" Doug and Captain Richard Bradley had an exceptional day catching and releasing too many fish to count including tarpon, jack crevalle, spotted seatrout, spanish mackeral and more. Topping off the day, Doug caught a 32 inch spotted seatrout that was well over ten pounds, a life-time achievement for many anglers and a memory he'll take with him for the rest of his life.

Not everyday is a banner day like the one described above with Doug and Captain Richard, but often the fishing at Sebastian Inlet and it's surrounding areas is very productive and fun. "Sebastian Inlet is a small portal between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately every six hours a tidal change occurs and the fishing can swap from redfish to snook in a few short hours or even minutes." explains Captain Richard. A typical day of fishing in south Brevard County can include casting artificial's against a mangrove bank or slinging livebaits on a shallow water grass flat. Typically there's a target time for great inlet fishing if the wind and waves cooperate and possibly even a time nearshore in the ocean for anything from barracuda to cobia and snook.

"I've been fishing with Captain Richard for years and I've NEVER had a bad experience... He's a true professional the enjoys fishing and his customers as well as the outdoors."
Dr. Doug Sanders angler extraordinaire
Redfishing Guide in Sebastian Florida

Sebastian Inlet's Fishing Charter Guide

I'm Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Charters and I regularly fish out of Sebastian Inlet, Florida. I'm a full time fishing guide that's dedicated my whole life to fishing and helping anglers experience what I've done since the early 1960's in Brevard County from the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean.
Charter fishing is not my hobby or my part-time (make a boat payment) endeavor. It's what I do solely to support my wife and children and I think it shows in my success as a leading fishing charter Captain on Florida's east coast. I travel around my fishing territory seasonally and really like the late fall, winter and early spring at Sebastian Inlet. The fall produces some great night time snook fishing and the winter is awesome for redfish and sea trout. Spring is a time of excitement as the air is warming and the fish move toward the feed or spawn (depending on the species). Ask Captain Gina when you call us what's biting and where when you make your way toward Sebastian and Florida's Space Coast.
Captain Richard Bradley
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Sebastian Inlet Fishing

January Charter Fishing
In Sebastian Florida

We slow down or stop fishing out of Sebastian during the deep winter (typically after December 15) and start concentrating a little further north toward the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons. There is still some fine fishing to be had for sure at Sebastian, but we've found more productive waters slightly northward and leave the inlet area alone for a short period before returning in the spring for snook fishing in the flats and some awesome sea trout fishing too.

Charter Fishing at Sebastian Inlet

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 17 2016 22:20:38.

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Fishing Reports

January - 2018 Fishing Report

The Banana River comes alive during the colder months of year and January is the peak season for deep hole trout, redfish and juvenile black drum. We've been fishing the deeper canals and slews with success during the cold fronts when the water is cold and also catching some great sized fish on the flats adjacent to these holes. Look for the Banana River to improve as the winter gets colder and the fish transition to their winter haunts in pursuit of cold, stable water. Look for mature fish to seek warmth on the shallow shorelines nearby.

Fishing Forecast

January - 2018 Fishing Forecast

Is it going to be an Indian Summer this January or possibly a deep freeze Polar Vortex? These are the questions that all fishing guides want to know. Depending on how this winter plays out with temperatures, winds and other conditions will dictate how our fishing will pan out in January. Unless the water is churned up by high winds, January will produce some of the cleanest and clearest water of the year in Central Florida as colder water kills of plankton life in the lagoons and mild northeast winds often push in clearer water in the ocean. Look for great inshore fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Northern end of the Indian River toward Titusville. If the winds and water are all frothed up it can be a crap shoot for fishing in almost every inshore locations and will shutdown all offshore fishing due to small craft warnings and safety warnings. However, between fronts, look for some of the best fishing of the year in January both inshore and offshore in Central Florida.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

Excellent people and experience! - My husband and I had never tried anything like this before so we were a bit nervous about being sea sick. Captain Richard was so nice and laid back and gave us tips and tricks to try and fight it off. My husband unfortunately was very sick even before we started to get the lines out. Captain Richard took control and told him what to do and even where to stand in the boat to make it better. Unfortunately after captain Richard tried all his tricks my husband was still pretty sick so we had to call it a day an hour early.
The day was definitely not a loss though. Even though we didn't get to catch any fish I still got to see tons of wildlife! We saw everything from dozens of turtles to Dolphins, Rays, and even an 8 ft hammerhead shark! Captain Richard is a pro and definitely knows what he's doing and talking about. I would recommend this trip for sure!

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