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It’s time to book a trip with Local Waters today. Captain Jeffrey has been fishing these waters his whole life. He knows exactly where to go no matter the month. He’ll do everything he can to get fish on the end of your line. First-time anglers will especially love the patience and enthusiasm Capt. Jeffrey has.

You’ll fish on an 18’ skiff, great for maneuvering into those hard to reach areas. The poling platform is great for sight fishing, and the i-Pilot trolling motor will get you on top of the fish without scaring them away. This boat is ideal for the experienced angler who wants to fly fish the shallows, and first time anglers who want the extra edge when out on the water.

Every month of the year offers anglers new opportunities to catch great fish. Each fish has its peak season. Snook can be caught year round but is best from July to August. From April to August, you’re most likely to fight with a Tarpon. Redfish is good year round but offers the best chance to catch from July to August. For Flounder, head over during the winter months.

You’re welcome to fly fish on these trips, but you’ll need to take it in turns to fly fish. The equipment is all included, just let the captain know if you require live bait. The twilight trip is great for those wanting a taste of fishing with a stunning backdrop to match.

Whether this is a gift for a loved one, a trip for you and your buddy, or a parent and kid trip, Local Waters welcomes everyone aboard! There is seating available for when you get tired, too.

It’s best to wear a light long-sleeved t-shirt and white-soled shoes and bring along a light jacket. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, insect repellant, sun hat, and polarized sunglasses. You’ll need a packed lunch on the longer trips, and snacks on the shorter trips, which can all go into the captain’s cooler. Water is provided, as well as all your fishing gear and fishing license for the day.

Book now for an awesome day out with Local Waters!



About the Captain

Jeffrey Trafton
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since March 2019
"I have fished all of my life and enjoy nature and being on the water." Captain Jeffrey Trafton knows these waters like the back of his hand – he has been fishing locally his whole life and knows all the best nooks and crannies to take you to. He loves taking first-time anglers out and getting you hooked on fishing. You'll have a great relaxing time out on the water with him.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 50HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Charles V.
Palm Bay, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 17, 2020
First time fishing in the river .Captain Jeff was very experienced and very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the river itself...
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Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 8, 2019
The good:  caught two nice snook.  Caught my best snook to date (28 in).  The bad:  hat to cut the trip short...
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Charlie B.
Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2019
Had a great time. Jeff is very knowledgeable about the waters around Sebastian Inlet. Caught fish and enjoyed the company....
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FAQs about Local Waters – Sebastian

Local Waters – Sebastian offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - Twilight Special (3 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Waters – Sebastian, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (Put your food in the captain's cooler)

Trips booked with Local Waters – Sebastian include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and St. Croix )
  • Live Bait (Supplied on request)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (One angler can fly fish at a time)

Local Waters – Sebastian offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Local Waters – Sebastian offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Waters – Sebastian include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon