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Fishing charters in Bay Pines, FL

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Bay Pines fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bay Pines

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Bay Pines to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Bay Pines. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Bay Pines found on our platform.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Bay Pines and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Bay Pines.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Bay Pines.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bay Pines

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Bay Pines offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Bay Pines.

In Bay Pines and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Bay Pines.

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 Bay Pines are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bay Pines

Bay Pines family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Bay Pines

Bay Pines waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Bay Pines shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Bay Pines is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

There are many options for bait. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. 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.

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

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Best time for shark fishing in Bay Pines

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bay Pines

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

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 Bay Pines and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bay Pines

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Bay Pines are spring and summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Bay Pines?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Bay Pines are:

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