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Fishing charters in Bonita Springs, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Bonita Springs fishing options are only a click away.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Bonita Springs. These waters a home to Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Bonita Springs costs $200 for 2 anglers.

In Bonita Springs and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Bonita Springs.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Bonita Springs are considered to be April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bonita Springs

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Bonita Springs offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Depending on the season, you can catch Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Bonita Springs.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Bonita Springs and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Bonita Springs are April, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Bonita Springs

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Bonita Springs, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Bonita Springs shark fishing charter.

Bonita Springs shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Bonita Springs and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Bonita Springs.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bonita Springs

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Bonita Springs.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bonita Springs

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Bonita Springs fishing charters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Bonita Springs and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bonita Springs

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Bonita Springs are spring and summer. July, June, and May 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 the catch with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people 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 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.

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