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Fishing charters in Indian Shores, 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 Indian Shores fishing charters.

These waters will yield anything from Mangrove Snapper and Snook to Redfish and Tarpon.

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Inshore fishing charters in Indian Shores

Indian Shores inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Depending on the season, you can catch Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Indian Shores.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Indian Shores and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Indian Shores.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Indian Shores are considered to be June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Indian Shores

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Indian Shores offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Indian Shores fishing charters will help you to land Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Indian Shores.

In Indian Shores and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Indian Shores.

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

June, July and May are the best months for offshore fishing near Indian Shores.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Indian Shores

Indian Shores family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra guest 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 Indian Shores

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Indian Shores, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Indian Shores shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

In Indian Shores and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in Indian Shores

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Indian Shores

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Indian Shores fishing charters. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Indian Shores

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Indian Shores. The ideal months are August, July, 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 with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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 average 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 Indian Shores?

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

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