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Fishing charters in Black Hammock Island, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Black Hammock Island, FL

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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Black Hammock Island.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Black Hammock Island

Inshore fishing is one of Black Hammock Island's key attractions. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime. Anglers favorite Black Hammock Island for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Black Hammock Island. These waters a home to Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 Black Hammock Island.

In Black Hammock Island and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Black Hammock Island are June, September and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Black Hammock Island

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Black Hammock Island offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Black Hammock Island. These waters are filled with Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Black Hammock Island costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Black Hammock Island and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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 Black Hammock Island are considered to be June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Black Hammock Island

Black Hammock Island family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Black Hammock Island

Black Hammock Island waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Black Hammock Island shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the 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. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Black Hammock Island and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Black Hammock Island.

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Best time for shark fishing in Black Hammock Island

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Black Hammock Island.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Black Hammock Island

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 occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. 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

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Black Hammock Island and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Black Hammock Island

Tarpon fishing season in Black Hammock Island is late spring through summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It 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 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Black Hammock Island?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Black Hammock Island are:

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