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Fishing charters in Fruit Cove, FL

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Fruit Cove fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Fruit Cove fishing charters will put you on Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Fruit Cove

Fruit Cove inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Cobia and Spotted Seatrout.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 Fruit Cove found on our platform.

In Fruit Cove and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Fruit Cove.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Fruit Cove.

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Offshore fishing charters in Fruit Cove

Fruit Cove offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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.

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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. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 Fruit Cove found on our platform.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Fruit Cove and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Fruit Cove are June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Fruit Cove

Fruit Cove family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Fruit Cove

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Fruit Cove, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Fruit Cove shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Fruit Cove is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

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

There are about 13 fishing guides in Fruit Cove and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Fruit Cove.

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Best time for shark fishing in Fruit Cove

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Fruit Cove.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Fruit Cove

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. 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 can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Fruit Cove.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Fruit Cove

Tarpon fishing season in Fruit Cove is late spring through summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are September, August, and July.

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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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers 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 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Fruit Cove?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Fruit Cove are:

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