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Fishing charters in Florida Ridge, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Florida Ridge fishing options are only a click away.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Florida Ridge. These waters are filled with Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Florida Ridge

Florida Ridge inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and Snook can be your next catch.

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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Florida Ridge found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Florida Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Florida Ridge.

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Best time for inshore fishing

November, October and April are the best months for inshore fishing near Florida Ridge.

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Offshore fishing charters in Florida Ridge

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Florida Ridge fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, and King Mackerel 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

In Florida Ridge and nearby cities, there are about 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 offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

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

November, October and April are the best months for offshore fishing near Florida Ridge.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Florida Ridge

Florida Ridge is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Florida Ridge. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Florida Ridge

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Florida Ridge, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Hiring a Florida Ridge shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Florida Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Florida Ridge.

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Best time for shark fishing in Florida Ridge

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Florida Ridge.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Florida Ridge

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Florida Ridge. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. 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

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

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Florida Ridge

Tarpon fishing season in Florida Ridge is late spring through summer. September, August, and July are the ideal months.

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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, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Florida Ridge?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Florida Ridge are:

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