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Iona is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.
Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.Show all fishing charters
Iona is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Iona. These waters are filled with Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. 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 Iona.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Iona and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.Check rates & availability
April, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Iona.
Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Iona offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Iona. Local waters a playground for Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Iona found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Iona and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.
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.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Iona are considered to be April, June and September.
Iona family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.
The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.
On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Iona. Iona shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.
Iona shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.
There are many options for bait. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
There are about 13 fishing guides in Iona and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Iona.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Iona.
Iona is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.
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 careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.
In Iona and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Iona waters. The best months for Tarpon fishing are July, June, and May.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
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.
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 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.
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