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Fishing charters in North Sarasota, FL

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North Sarasota fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in North Sarasota

North Sarasota is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

There are more than 41 fishing companies in North Sarasota 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

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near North Sarasota.

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Offshore fishing charters in North Sarasota

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

North Sarasota fishing charters will put you on 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in North Sarasota and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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 are the best months for offshore fishing near North Sarasota.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in North Sarasota

North Sarasota family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to North Sarasota, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in North Sarasota

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

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near North Sarasota. These waters are filled with 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Your Captain will provide the proper 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in North Sarasota 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 North Sarasota

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in North Sarasota

North Sarasota is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, 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 North Sarasota.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in North Sarasota

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in North Sarasota waters. The ideal 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 anything that you catch.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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 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 North Sarasota?

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

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