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Fishing charters in Hastings, FL

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Hastings fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Cobia and King Mackerel.

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Inshore fishing charters in Hastings

Hastings inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish 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

$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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Hastings found on our platform.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Hastings and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Hastings.

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Offshore fishing charters in Hastings

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Hastings offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Hastings. Local waters a playground for Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Hastings found on our platform.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Hastings and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Hastings are June, September and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Hastings

Hastings family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

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

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Hastings

A steady flow of warm water makes Hastings an attractive destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Hastings shark fishing charter.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Hastings and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Hastings

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Hastings.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Hastings

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Hastings. Hastings guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

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

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. 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. Add $50 for each additional guest.

In Hastings and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Hastings

Tarpon fishing season in Hastings is late spring through summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing 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.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license 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 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 Hastings?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Hastings are:

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