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Fishing charters in Bradenton, FL

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

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Bradenton. Local waters a playground for 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 and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Bradenton

Bradenton is famous for its inshore fishing grounds.

From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

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

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia could be your next trophy.

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

Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people.

An extra angler fee is $50.

Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Bradenton.

You can find 190 fishing charters in Bradenton and nearby cities.

You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Bradenton are considered to be June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive.

Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice.

Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

The trip price includes 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 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.

It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date.

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

Boat ramps and marinas near Bradenton

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Bradenton:

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