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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in North Port.
Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia can be your next trophy.Show all fishing charters
North Port is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Cobia can be your next trophy.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
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 rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near North Port.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in North Port and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in North Port.
Nothing beats fishing in the open water. North Port offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.
You can land 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. 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 North Port.
You can find more than 29 fishing companies in North Port and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best months for offshore fishing near North Port are June, July and May.
North Port family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.
Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.
Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — 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 guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near North Port. North Port shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
North Port shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.
Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.
Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
You can find more than 13 fishing charters in North Port and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in North Port.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in North Port.
Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on North Port fishing charters. North Port guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.
Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.
15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in North Port and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. August, July, and June are the best months.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and 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.
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.
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 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.
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