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Fishing charters in Brandon, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Brandon, FL

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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of Brandon fishing charters.

You can reel_in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Brandon

Inshore fishing is one of Brandon's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Brandon. These waters are filled with Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

You can find 41 fishing charters in Brandon and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Brandon.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Brandon.

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Offshore fishing charters in Brandon

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Brandon 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 Cobia can be your next catch.

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 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Brandon costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find 29 fishing charters in Brandon and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Brandon.

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.

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

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for offshore fishing near Brandon.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Brandon

Brandon family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Brandon, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — 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 guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Brandon

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Brandon, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Brandon shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

Brandon is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

There are many options for bait. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Brandon and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Brandon.

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Best time for shark fishing in Brandon

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Brandon.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Brandon

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Brandon guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

In Brandon and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Brandon

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Brandon waters. The peak months 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.

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 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 Brandon?

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