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Fishing charters in Ellenton, FL

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Ellenton fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Ellenton

Ellenton is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Ellenton for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

These waters will yield anything from Mangrove Snapper and Snook to Redfish and Tarpon.

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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. 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 Ellenton.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Ellenton and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Ellenton.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Ellenton are June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Ellenton

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

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Gag Grouper and Jack Crevalle.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Ellenton found on our platform.

In Ellenton 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.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the deep sea fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for deep sea fishing

The best months for deep sea fishing near Ellenton are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Ellenton

Ellenton family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

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

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

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Shark fishing charters in Ellenton

A steady flow of warm water makes Ellenton an attractive destination for shark fishing. Ellenton shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch 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 inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Ellenton and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Ellenton

Sharks are active all year round in Ellenton, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Ellenton

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Ellenton. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Ellenton

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Ellenton. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

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 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 Ellenton?

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