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Fishing charters in Estero, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Estero, FL

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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of Estero fishing charters.

Estero fishing charters will put you on Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Estero

Estero is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Depending on the season, you can catch Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, 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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Estero 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

The best months for inshore fishing near Estero are April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Estero

Estero offers some of the best offshore fishing in the country. With knowledgeable guides, you'll be sure to have a great time.

Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Estero costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Estero and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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.

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 time to go offshore fishing in Estero are considered to be April, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Estero

Estero family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Estero

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Estero, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Estero shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Estero and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Estero.

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Best time for shark fishing in Estero

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Estero

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Estero fishing charters. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, 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.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Estero and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Estero

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Estero are spring and summer. The ideal months are July, June, and May.

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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 anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Estero?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Estero. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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