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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.

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 Ellenton and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

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.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in 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 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 190 fishing guides in Ellenton and nearby cities.

You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

Best time for inshore fishing

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

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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.

Boat ramps and marinas near Ellenton

Popular meeting points near Ellenton are:

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711