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Fishing charters in Holmes Beach, FL

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Holmes Beach can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Holmes Beach. These waters are filled with Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in Holmes Beach and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

Anglers favorite Holmes Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people.

An extra angler fee is $50.

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

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Holmes Beach.

You can find 190 fishing charters in Holmes Beach and nearby cities.

You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Holmes Beach are June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price.

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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.

Boat ramps and marinas near Holmes Beach

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

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711