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Fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse, FL

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Carrabelle Lighthouse fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Carrabelle Lighthouse. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse

Carrabelle Lighthouse inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Carrabelle Lighthouse.

In Carrabelle Lighthouse 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 Carrabelle Lighthouse are August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse

Carrabelle Lighthouse offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Carrabelle Lighthouse.

In Carrabelle Lighthouse and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Carrabelle Lighthouse.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

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

August, May and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Carrabelle Lighthouse.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse

Carrabelle Lighthouse family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, 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

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Carrabelle Lighthouse. Carrabelle Lighthouse shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

Carrabelle Lighthouse shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Carrabelle Lighthouse and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for shark fishing in Carrabelle Lighthouse

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Carrabelle Lighthouse waters. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, 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 person fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing charters in Carrabelle Lighthouse and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Carrabelle Lighthouse

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

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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. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Carrabelle Lighthouse?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Carrabelle Lighthouse are:

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