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Fishing charters in Aripeka, FL

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Aripeka fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

You can reel_in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Aripeka

Aripeka waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

In Aripeka and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Aripeka are considered to be August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Aripeka

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Aripeka offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Aripeka. These waters a home to Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Aripeka.

In Aripeka and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Aripeka.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Aripeka are considered to be August, May and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Aripeka

Aripeka family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Aripeka

Millions of sharks migrate through Aripeka waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Aripeka shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

You can have a relaxing fishing adventure and a chance to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Aripeka and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Aripeka.

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Best time for shark fishing in Aripeka

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Aripeka are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Aripeka

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Aripeka and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Aripeka

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Aripeka are spring and summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people 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. 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 Aripeka?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Aripeka are:

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