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Fishing charters in Madeira Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Madeira Beach, 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 Madeira Beach.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Madeira Beach. These waters are filled with Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach 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 Madeira Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Madeira Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like 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 extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Madeira Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Madeira Beach.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Madeira Beach

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Madeira Beach deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour deep sea fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Madeira Beach.

In Madeira Beach and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Madeira Beach.

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.

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

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Best time for deep sea fishing

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. 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. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

$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 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Madeira Beach shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch 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. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

In Madeira Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Madeira Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Madeira Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Madeira Beach

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Madeira Beach fishing charters. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

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 Madeira Beach.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Madeira Beach

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The peak months are August, July, 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, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Madeira Beach?

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

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