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Fishing charters in Fruitville, FL

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Fruitville can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Fruitville

Fruitville is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra person 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 Fruitville.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Fruitville and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Fruitville are June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Fruitville

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Fruitville offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Fruitville. Local waters a playground for 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.

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

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Fruitville.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Fruitville and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Fruitville.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Fruitville are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Fruitville

Fruitville is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

The beautiful inshore waters of Fruitville allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Fruitville, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. 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 up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Fruitville

Fruitville waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Fruitville shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Fruitville. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Fruitville and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in Fruitville

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Fruitville are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Fruitville

Fruitville is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Fruitville.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Fruitville

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Fruitville. The perfect months are August, July, and June.

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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 the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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. 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 Fruitville?

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Fruitville:

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