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Fishing charters in Cleveland, 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 Cleveland fishing charters.

Cleveland fishing charters will put you on Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Cleveland

Cleveland inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Cleveland fishing charters will put you on 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 angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

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

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Cleveland

Cleveland 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.

Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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 up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

In Cleveland and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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

April, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Cleveland.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Cleveland

Cleveland family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Cleveland

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Cleveland, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Hiring a Cleveland shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Cleveland. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. 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. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

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

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Cleveland and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Cleveland

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Cleveland

Cleveland attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable 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. Add $50 for each additional person.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Cleveland

Tarpon fishing season in Cleveland is late spring through summer. The perfect months 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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Cleveland?

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

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