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Fishing charters in Bee Ridge, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Bee Ridge fishing options are only a click away.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Bee Ridge. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bee Ridge

Bee Ridge is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Bee Ridge.

In Bee Ridge and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Bee Ridge.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Bee Ridge.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bee Ridge

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Bee Ridge offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Gag Grouper and Jack Crevalle.

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 take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Bee Ridge costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Bee Ridge and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Bee Ridge.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bee Ridge

Bee Ridge family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

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

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly 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.

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Shark fishing charters in Bee Ridge

Bee Ridge waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Bee Ridge shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Bee Ridge and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bee Ridge

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Bee Ridge.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bee Ridge

Bee Ridge is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Bee Ridge and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bee Ridge

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The perfect months are August, July, and June.

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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.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people 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 make a reservation 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Bee Ridge?

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