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Fishing charters in Lutz, FL

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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Lutz.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Lutz

Inshore fishing is one of Lutz's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Lutz. These waters are filled with 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

In Lutz and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Lutz

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

Depending on the season, you can catch 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Lutz costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Lutz and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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

June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Lutz.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Lutz

Lutz 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.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. 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 Lutz

Lutz is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Lutz shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Lutz shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

There are about 13 fishing guides in Lutz and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in Lutz

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Lutz are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Lutz

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Lutz fishing charters. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Lutz.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Lutz

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

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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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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. The average 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 Lutz?

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

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