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Fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach, FL

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

These waters will yield anything from Red Snapper and King Mackerel to Amberjack and Cobia.

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Inshore fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach

Blue Gulf Beach is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Anglers favorite Blue Gulf Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Blue Gulf Beach. Local waters a playground for Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, 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 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 Blue Gulf Beach.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Blue Gulf Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Blue Gulf Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Blue Gulf Beach are September, August and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach

This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Blue Gulf Beach offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.

You can land Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Blue Gulf Beach.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Blue Gulf Beach.

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

September, August and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Blue Gulf Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach

Blue Gulf Beach is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

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 price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach

Millions of sharks migrate through Blue Gulf Beach waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Blue Gulf Beach shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Blue Gulf Beach. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Blue Gulf Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Blue Gulf Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Blue Gulf Beach

Sharks are active all year round in Blue Gulf Beach, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Blue Gulf Beach

Blue Gulf Beach is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Blue Gulf Beach Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. 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

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Blue Gulf Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Blue Gulf Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Blue Gulf Beach. September, August, and July are the best months.

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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 anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

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. 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 Blue Gulf Beach?

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