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Fishing charters in Little Torch Key, FL

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Little Torch Key is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Little Torch Key

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Little Torch Key to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

You can reel_in Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Little Torch Key.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Little Torch Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Little Torch Key.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Little Torch Key are May, March and October.

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Offshore fishing charters in Little Torch Key

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Little Torch Key offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Little Torch Key. Local waters a playground for Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, 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.

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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 each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Little Torch Key.

In Little Torch Key and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Little Torch Key.

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.

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

May, March and October are the best months for offshore fishing near Little Torch Key.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Little Torch Key

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Little Torch Key. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Little Torch Key

A steady flow of warm water makes Little Torch Key an attractive destination for shark fishing. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Little Torch Key shark fishing charters.

Little Torch Key is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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 inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

There are many options for bait. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Little Torch Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Little Torch Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Little Torch Key

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Little Torch Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Little Torch Key

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Little Torch Key. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable 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 angler fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Little Torch Key and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Little Torch Key

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Little Torch Key waters. The peak months are October, September, 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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Little Torch Key?

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