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Fishing charters in Carrollwood, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Carrollwood, FL

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Carrollwood is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Carrollwood. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Carrollwood

Carrollwood is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip. Anglers favorite Carrollwood for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can land 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Carrollwood and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Carrollwood are June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Carrollwood

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

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour deep sea fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Carrollwood costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Carrollwood and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Carrollwood.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best deep sea fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour deep sea fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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

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Best time for deep sea fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for deep sea fishing in Carrollwood.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Carrollwood

Carrollwood family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Tampa allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Carrollwood. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Carrollwood

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Carrollwood. Carrollwood shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Carrollwood shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull 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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

In Carrollwood and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Carrollwood

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Carrollwood are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Carrollwood

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Carrollwood. Carrollwood Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Carrollwood and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Carrollwood

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Carrollwood are spring and summer. August, July, and June 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 anything that you catch.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 book a trip with a 10-20% 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Carrollwood?

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

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