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Fishing charters in Grassy Key, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Grassy Key fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Grassy Key

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Grassy Key to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, 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

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Grassy Key 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

May, March and October are the best months for inshore fishing near Grassy Key.

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Offshore fishing charters in Grassy Key

This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Grassy Key offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, King Mackerel, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Grassy Key costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Grassy Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Grassy Key.

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.

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

May, March and October will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Grassy Key.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Grassy Key

Grassy Key family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. 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. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Grassy Key

A steady flow of warm water makes Grassy Key an attractive destination for shark fishing. Grassy Key shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Grassy Key shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

There are many options for bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

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 guest. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Grassy Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Grassy Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Grassy Key

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Grassy Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Grassy Key

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Grassy Key fishing charters. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.

In Grassy Key and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Grassy Key

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are October, September, and June.

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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, Captains clean the catch for free.

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

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Grassy Key?

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

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