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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Fort Pickens fishing charters will put you in the best spots.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Fort Pickens. These waters a home to Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Fort Pickens is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Fort Pickens found on our platform.
In Fort Pickens and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
September, August and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Fort Pickens.
If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Fort Pickens offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Fort Pickens. These waters are filled with Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Fort Pickens found on our platform.
In Fort Pickens and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Fort Pickens.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
September, August and July will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Fort Pickens.
Fort Pickens family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Fort Pickens. 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 an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
Millions of sharks migrate through Fort Pickens waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Fort Pickens shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.
Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako 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 various waters, from shallow to deep. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.
Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra person 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 Fort Pickens and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Fort Pickens.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Fort Pickens.
Fort Pickens is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.
Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
In Fort Pickens and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Fort Pickens is late spring through summer. The perfect months are September, August, and July.
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 the catch for free.
The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
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.
You can book a trip with a 10-20% 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near Fort Pickens. Most of the fishing charters launch from: