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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.Show all fishing charters
Anna Maria inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia can be your next trophy.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Anna Maria.
You can find 41 fishing charters in Anna Maria and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.Check rates & availability
The best time to go inshore fishing in Anna Maria are considered to be June, July and May.
Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Anna Maria offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.
You can reel_in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Anna Maria costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Anna Maria and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Anna Maria.
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.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Anna Maria are considered to be June, July and May.
Anna Maria family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.
Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.
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 guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Anna Maria. Anna Maria shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.
Anna Maria shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.
Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.
Sharks are caught using live bait. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
You can find 13 fishing charters in Anna Maria and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Anna Maria are March through October.
Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Anna Maria waters. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
You can find 15 fishing charters in Anna Maria and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Anna Maria. The ideal months are August, July, and June.
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.
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.
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.
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Anna Maria are: