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Fishing charters in Goulding, FL

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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of Goulding fishing charters.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Goulding

Goulding is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Goulding fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.

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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Goulding.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Goulding 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

September, August and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Goulding.

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Offshore fishing charters in Goulding

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Goulding fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

You can land 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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 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 Goulding found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Goulding and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Goulding.

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.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Goulding are considered to be September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Goulding

Goulding family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Goulding. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Goulding

A steady flow of warm water makes Goulding an attractive destination for shark fishing. Hiring a Goulding shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark 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.

In Goulding and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Goulding

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Goulding

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Goulding.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Goulding

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Goulding waters. 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 everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Goulding?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Goulding. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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