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Fishing charters in Callaway, FL

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Callaway fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Callaway fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Callaway

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Callaway to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Callaway for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Callaway. These waters a home to Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, 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 person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Callaway.

In Callaway and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Callaway are September, August and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Callaway

Callaway offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Callaway fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Callaway found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Callaway and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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

September, August and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Callaway.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Callaway

Callaway family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Callaway

Callaway is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Callaway shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse 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 inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Callaway and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Callaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Callaway

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Callaway.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Callaway

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Callaway. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

In Callaway and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Callaway

Tarpon fishing season in Callaway is late spring through summer. September, August, and July are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 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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