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Fishing charters in Laurel, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Laurel, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Laurel fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Laurel. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Laurel

Laurel is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing. Anglers favorite Laurel for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Laurel. Local waters a playground for 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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Laurel.

In Laurel and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Deep sea fishing charters in Laurel

Laurel deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Laurel. These waters a home to Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Laurel.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Laurel and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Laurel.

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

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 deep sea fishing

June, July and May are the best months for deep sea fishing near Laurel.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Laurel

Laurel family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Laurel. 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. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Laurel

Laurel is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Laurel shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bonnethead Shark to Bull Shark and Nurse Shark.

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 inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

There are many options for bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper 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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Laurel 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 Laurel

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Laurel.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Laurel

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Laurel fishing charters. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

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 guest.

In Laurel and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Laurel

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Laurel are spring and summer. The best months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

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, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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 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 Laurel?

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

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