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Fishing charters in DeLand Southwest, FL

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DeLand Southwest can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in DeLand Southwest

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near DeLand Southwest to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

DeLand Southwest fishing charters will help you to land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, 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. 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 DeLand Southwest.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in DeLand Southwest and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in DeLand Southwest.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for inshore fishing near DeLand Southwest.

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Offshore fishing charters in DeLand Southwest

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. DeLand Southwest offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

You can reel_in 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in DeLand Southwest.

In DeLand Southwest and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in DeLand Southwest.

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

The best time to go offshore fishing in DeLand Southwest are considered to be June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in DeLand Southwest

DeLand Southwest is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to DeLand Southwest, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person 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 DeLand Southwest

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near DeLand Southwest. DeLand Southwest shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near DeLand Southwest. These waters are a playground for 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 occur in coastal waters, offshore, and even some river systems. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in DeLand Southwest and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in DeLand Southwest.

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Best time for shark fishing in DeLand Southwest

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in DeLand Southwest

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in DeLand Southwest waters. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in DeLand Southwest.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in DeLand Southwest

Tarpon fishing season in DeLand Southwest is late spring through summer. The ideal months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the people 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 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 DeLand Southwest?

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