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Fishing charters in Elfers, FL

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Elfers is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

You can reel_in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Elfers

Elfers inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Elfers.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Elfers and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Elfers.

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Best time for inshore fishing

August, May and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Elfers.

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Offshore fishing charters in Elfers

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

Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Cobia can be your next catch.

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 extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

In Elfers and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Elfers.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Elfers are August, May and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Elfers

Elfers family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. 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.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Elfers

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

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Elfers. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Elfers 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 Elfers

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Elfers

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

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

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

In Elfers and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Elfers

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. August, July, and June are the ideal months.

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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 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.

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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Elfers?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Elfers are:

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