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Fishing charters in Bradenton Beach, FL

Top 5 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.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Bradenton Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Bradenton Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Bradenton Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

There are about 29 fishing guides in Bradenton Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Bradenton Beach.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

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 Bradenton Beach are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Millions of sharks migrate through Bradenton Beach waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Bradenton Beach shark fishing charters.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Bradenton Beach. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Bradenton Beach and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bradenton Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bradenton Beach

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. 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 person.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Bradenton Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bradenton Beach

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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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.

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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Bradenton Beach?

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

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