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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 can be your next catch.

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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.

Bird Key fishing charters will put you on 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 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 41 fishing charters in Bird Key and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Bird Key are considered to be June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bird Key

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

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Bird Key found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Bird Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Bird Key.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

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 Bird Key are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bird Key

Bird Key family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Bird Key. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Bird Key

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Bird Key. Bird Key shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Bird Key. These waters are filled with 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 can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

In Bird Key and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Bird Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bird Key

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Bird Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bird Key

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Bird Key. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

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 photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Bird Key and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bird Key

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Bird Key waters. The peak months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Bird Key?

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