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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Desoto Lakes fishing options are only a click away.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Desoto Lakes. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Desoto Lakes is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Desoto Lakes. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Desoto Lakes.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in Desoto Lakes and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near Desoto Lakes are June, July and May.
Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Desoto Lakes offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Desoto Lakes. These waters are filled with Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Desoto Lakes found on our platform.
In Desoto Lakes and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.
Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Desoto Lakes.
Desoto Lakes family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
The beautiful inshore waters of Desoto Lakes 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.
Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.Check rates & availability
Desoto Lakes waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Desoto Lakes shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.
Depending on the season, Desoto Lakes shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.
Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
You can find about 13 fishing charters in Desoto Lakes and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Desoto Lakes.
Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Desoto Lakes Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.
Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Desoto Lakes and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Desoto Lakes is late spring through summer. The ideal months are August, July, and June.
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 the catch for free.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license 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.
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.
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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.
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