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Fishing charters in Bonita Shores, FL

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Bonita Shores fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Bonita Shores fishing charters will put you on Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bonita Shores

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

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, 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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Bonita Shores found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

In Bonita Shores and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Bonita Shores are April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bonita Shores

Bonita Shores offers unique offshore fishing experiences. Some of the most coveted fishing spots in the world can be found along the coast. It is an excellent opportunity to spend a day on the water, catch a big fish, and perfect your angling skills.

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

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. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Bonita Shores.

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

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

April, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Bonita Shores.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bonita Shores

Bonita Shores 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.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. 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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Bonita Shores

Millions of sharks migrate through Bonita Shores waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Bonita Shores shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

Bonita Shores shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse 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 inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. 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. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Bonita Shores and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bonita Shores

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Bonita Shores are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bonita Shores

Bonita Shores is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. And keep in mind that 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 base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Bonita Shores.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bonita Shores

Tarpon fishing season in Bonita Shores is late spring through summer. The perfect months are July, June, and May.

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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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers 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 reserve a trip 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 Bonita Shores?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Bonita Shores. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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