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Fishing charters in Mexico Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Mexico Beach, FL

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Mexico 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.

These waters will yield anything from Red Snapper and King Mackerel to Amberjack and Cobia.

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Inshore fishing charters in Mexico Beach

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Mexico Beach to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Mexico Beach. Local waters a playground for 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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

In Mexico Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Mexico Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Mexico Beach

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Mexico Beach offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

Mexico Beach fishing charters target variety of fish including species like 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Mexico Beach.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Mexico Beach and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Mexico Beach are September, August and July.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. 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.

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

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Mexico Beach. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Mexico Beach

A steady flow of warm water makes Mexico Beach an attractive destination for shark fishing. Mexico Beach shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bull Shark to Shortfin Mako Shark.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Mexico Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Mexico Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Mexico Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Mexico Beach

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Mexico Beach fishing charters. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

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 very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, 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.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Mexico Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Mexico Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Mexico Beach. The best 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 the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the people 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 cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Mexico Beach?

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

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