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Fishing charters in De Leon Springs, FL

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De Leon Springs fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near De Leon Springs. These waters are filled with Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in De Leon Springs

De Leon Springs is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite De Leon Springs for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

De Leon Springs fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in De Leon Springs found on our platform.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in De Leon Springs and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in De Leon Springs.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for inshore fishing near De Leon Springs.

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Offshore fishing charters in De Leon Springs

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, De Leon Springs offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in De Leon Springs.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in De Leon Springs and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in De Leon Springs.

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

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near De Leon Springs.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in De Leon Springs

De Leon Springs 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.

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

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in De Leon Springs

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of De Leon Springs. De Leon Springs shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

De Leon Springs is home to many different shark species: 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in De Leon Springs and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in De Leon Springs

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in De Leon Springs.

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Tarpon fishing charters in De Leon Springs

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

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

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

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In De Leon Springs and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in De Leon Springs

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in De Leon Springs are spring and summer. September, August, and July are the ideal months.

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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 with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

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 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

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