FAQ page contains most common questions.

If you have a special request for a captain, say desirable departure time or anything else, you can mention it while checkout.

If you want to contact us right now, please, use one of the following options:

Fishing charters in Fort De Soto, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Fort De Soto, FL

Good to Know

Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Fort De Soto.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Show all fishing charters

Inshore fishing charters in Fort De Soto

Fort De Soto waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

You can reel_in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

Show all inshore fishing charters

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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Fort De Soto found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Fort De Soto and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

Check rates & availability

Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Fort De Soto are considered to be June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

Popular inshore fishing charters

Show all inshore fishing charters

Offshore fishing charters in Fort De Soto

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

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

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.

Show all offshore fishing charters

Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore 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 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Fort De Soto found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Fort De Soto and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Fort De Soto.

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.

Check rates & availability

Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Fort De Soto.

Popular offshore fish species

Popular offshore fishing charters

Show all offshore fishing charters

Family-friendly fishing charters in Fort De Soto

Fort De Soto family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

Check rates & availability

Popular family-friendly fishing charters

Show all family fishing charters

Shark fishing charters in Fort De Soto

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Fort De Soto. Hiring a Fort De Soto shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and Nurse Shark could be your next catch.

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.

Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

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

You can find 13 fishing charters in Fort De Soto and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Fort De Soto.

Check rates & availability

Best time for shark fishing in Fort De Soto

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

Popular shark species

Popular shark fishing charters

Show all shark fishing charters

Tarpon fishing charters in Fort De Soto

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Fort De Soto Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

There are 15 fishing guides in Fort De Soto and nearby cities.

Check rates & availability

Best time for Tarpon fishing in Fort De Soto

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Fort De Soto are spring and summer. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

Popular Tarpon fishing charters

Show all tarpon fishing charters

FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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. On average, a 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 Fort De Soto?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Fort De Soto are:

Show fishing charters nearby

Nearby fishing destinations