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Fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor, 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 Charlotte Harbor fishing charters.

These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.

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Inshore fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor

Charlotte Harbor waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Anglers favorite Charlotte Harbor for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Charlotte Harbor. These waters a home to Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, 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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Charlotte Harbor and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Charlotte Harbor.

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Best time for inshore fishing

April, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Charlotte Harbor.

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Offshore fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Charlotte Harbor offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Charlotte Harbor found on our platform.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Charlotte Harbor and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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

April, June and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Charlotte Harbor.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor

Charlotte Harbor family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Charlotte Harbor. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Charlotte Harbor, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Charlotte Harbor shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. 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.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct 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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Charlotte Harbor.

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Best time for shark fishing in Charlotte Harbor

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Charlotte Harbor.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Charlotte Harbor

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

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Charlotte Harbor

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

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and 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.

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 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. 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 Charlotte Harbor?

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

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