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Fishing charters in Bird Key, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Bird Key fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

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

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 Bird Key and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Bird Key

Bird Key inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds.

From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Anglers favorite Bird Key for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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.

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 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 Bird Key.

You can find about 190 fishing charters in Bird Key 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 Bird Key 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.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license.

It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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 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.

Boat ramps and marinas near Bird Key

Popular meeting points near Bird Key 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