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Fishing charters in Magnolia Beach, FL

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Magnolia Beach can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Magnolia Beach. These waters a home to Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Magnolia Beach

Magnolia Beach is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Anglers favorite Magnolia Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Magnolia Beach fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, 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 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.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Magnolia Beach.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Magnolia Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Magnolia Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in Magnolia Beach

Magnolia Beach offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Magnolia Beach found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Magnolia Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

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

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Magnolia Beach are considered to be September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Magnolia Beach

Magnolia Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Magnolia Beach allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Magnolia Beach

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Magnolia Beach, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Magnolia Beach shark fishing charters.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Magnolia Beach. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

There are many options for bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in Magnolia Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Magnolia Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Magnolia Beach

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Magnolia Beach. 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. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because 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 your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Magnolia Beach.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Magnolia Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Magnolia Beach. The peak months for Tarpon fishing 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. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

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 make a reservation 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 Magnolia Beach?

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

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