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Fishing charters in Keystone, FL

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Keystone fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in Keystone

Keystone is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Keystone. These waters a home to 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Keystone and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Keystone

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

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Keystone. These waters are filled with 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Keystone found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In Keystone and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. 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.

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 Keystone are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Keystone

Keystone family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Keystone

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Keystone. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Keystone shark fishing charter.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

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Best time for shark fishing in Keystone

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Keystone.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Keystone

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: 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

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Keystone

Tarpon fishing season in Keystone is late spring through summer. The ideal months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

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.

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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Keystone?

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