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Fishing charters in American Beach, FL

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American Beach fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in American Beach

Inshore fishing is one of American Beach's key attractions. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite American Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near American Beach. These waters a home to Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in American Beach costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find 41 fishing charters in American Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in American Beach are considered to be June, September and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in American Beach

American Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

American Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in American Beach.

There are about 29 fishing guides in American Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in American Beach.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near American Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in American Beach

American Beach family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

The beautiful inshore waters of Tampa allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in American Beach

American Beach is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Hiring a American Beach shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near American Beach. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in American Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in American Beach

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in American Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in American Beach

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on American Beach fishing charters. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in American Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in American Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in American Beach. The best months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can reserve a trip with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to American Beach?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near American Beach are:

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