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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.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in East Lake and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in East Lake

East Lake is famous for its inshore fishing grounds.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Anglers favorite East Lake for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

East Lake fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find more than 190 fishing companies in East Lake and nearby cities.

It’s easy to book your next fishing break in East Lake.

Best time for inshore fishing

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

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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.

Boat ramps and marinas near East Lake

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

  • Gandy Boat Ramp, 5108 West Gandy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
  • 215 Driftwood Dr N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683