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Fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs, FL

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Harbor Bluffs is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs

Harbor Bluffs inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Depending on the season, you can catch Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Harbor Bluffs and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs

Harbor Bluffs offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Harbor Bluffs.

You can find 29 fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Harbor Bluffs.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Harbor Bluffs are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs

Harbor Bluffs family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Harbor Bluffs allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs

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

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

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

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Harbor Bluffs.

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Best time for shark fishing in Harbor Bluffs

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Harbor Bluffs

Harbor Bluffs is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, 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 angler fee is $50.

In Harbor Bluffs and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Harbor Bluffs

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Harbor Bluffs waters. August, July, and June are the ideal months.

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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.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.

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