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Fishing charters in Gibsonton, FL

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Gibsonton fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Gibsonton

Inshore fishing is one of Gibsonton's key attractions. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Gibsonton fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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

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

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Gibsonton and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Gibsonton

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Gibsonton offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Gibsonton fishing charters will help you to land 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. 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 Gibsonton found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Gibsonton and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Gibsonton.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Gibsonton

Gibsonton family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Gibsonton, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Gibsonton

Millions of sharks migrate through Gibsonton waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Hiring a Gibsonton shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bonnethead Shark to Nurse Shark.

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. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Gibsonton and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Gibsonton.

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Best time for shark fishing in Gibsonton

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Gibsonton

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.

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 Gibsonton.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Gibsonton

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a 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.

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 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. 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 Gibsonton?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Gibsonton are:

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