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Fishing charters in East Lake, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in East Lake, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, East Lake fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

You can reel_in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in East Lake

East Lake is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near East Lake. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, 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. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in East Lake and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in East Lake.

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Offshore fishing charters in East Lake

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

Depending on the season, you can catch 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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in East Lake found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in East Lake and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in East Lake.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near East Lake are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in East Lake

East Lake family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to East Lake. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in East Lake

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of East Lake. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a East Lake shark fishing charter.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near East Lake. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

There are many options for bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in East Lake and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in East Lake.

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Best time for shark fishing in East Lake

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in East Lake.

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Tarpon fishing charters in East Lake

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in East Lake. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, 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 angler fee is $50.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near East Lake.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in East Lake

Tarpon fishing season in East Lake is late spring through summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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 make a reservation 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to East Lake?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near East Lake are:

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