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Fishing charters in Anna Maria, FL

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Anna Maria fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Anna Maria fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Anna Maria and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Anna Maria

Anna Maria inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Anglers favorite Anna Maria for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Anna Maria. These waters are filled with Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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

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 extra angler.

Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Anna Maria.

You can find 190 fishing charters in Anna Maria and nearby cities.

You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Anna Maria are considered to be June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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 the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price.

This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 book a trip with a 10-20% 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.

The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date.

Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

Boat ramps and marinas near Anna Maria

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Anna Maria are:

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711