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Fishing charters in Lake Helen, FL

Top 3 fishing charters in Lake Helen, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Lake Helen fishing options are only a click away.

You can reel_in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Lake Helen

Lake Helen 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. Anglers favorite Lake Helen for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Lake Helen. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, 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. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Lake Helen costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Lake Helen and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Lake Helen.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Lake Helen

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Lake Helen offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Red Snapper and Amberjack.

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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Lake Helen and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Lake Helen.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Lake Helen.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Lake Helen

Lake Helen family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. 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.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Lake Helen

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Lake Helen. Lake Helen shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Lake Helen shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 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 Lake Helen and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Lake Helen.

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Best time for shark fishing in Lake Helen

Sharks are active all year round in Lake Helen, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Lake Helen

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Lake Helen and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Lake Helen

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Lake Helen are spring and summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are September, August, and July.

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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 anything that you catch.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It 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 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. 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 Lake Helen?

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

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