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Fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee, 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 North Weeki Wachee.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near North Weeki Wachee. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee

North Weeki Wachee waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near North Weeki Wachee. These waters are filled with Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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

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

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near North Weeki Wachee.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee 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

August, May and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in North Weeki Wachee.

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Offshore fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee

North Weeki Wachee offers unique offshore fishing experiences. Some of the most coveted fishing spots in the world can be found along the coast. It is an excellent opportunity to spend a day on the water, catch a big fish, and perfect your angling skills.

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

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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 Weeki Wachee.

In North Weeki Wachee and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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

August, May and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in North Weeki Wachee.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee

North Weeki Wachee family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

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. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near North Weeki Wachee, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. North Weeki Wachee shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

In North Weeki Wachee and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in North Weeki Wachee.

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Best time for shark fishing in North Weeki Wachee

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in North Weeki Wachee.

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Tarpon fishing charters in North Weeki Wachee

North Weeki Wachee is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. North Weeki Wachee guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.

In North Weeki Wachee and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in North Weeki Wachee

Tarpon fishing season in North Weeki Wachee is late spring through 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 all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It 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. 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 North Weeki Wachee?

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