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Fishing charters in Bradenton Beach, FL

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Bradenton Beach is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Bradenton Beach. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Bradenton Beach and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach is famous for its inshore fishing grounds.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Anglers favorite Bradenton Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Bradenton Beach. These waters are filled with Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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.

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

In Bradenton Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 190 inshore fishing charters.

So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Bradenton Beach.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license.

This license 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 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline.

The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date.

Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

Boat ramps and marinas near Bradenton Beach

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

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711