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Oakland Park can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.
You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Oakland Park waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
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 accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Oakland Park.
In Oakland Park and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
May, October and June are the best months for inshore fishing near Oakland Park.
If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Oakland Park fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.
Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.
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. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Oakland Park found on our platform.
In Oakland Park and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.
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.Check rates & availability
May, October and June are the best months for offshore fishing near Oakland Park.
Oakland Park family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.
Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. 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 person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Oakland Park waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Hiring a Oakland Park shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.
Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako 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 various waters, from shallow to deep. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.
The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
In Oakland Park and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Oakland Park.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round in Oakland Park, though they are more plentiful from March through October.
Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Oakland Park. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.
Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.
Note: 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 trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.
15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Oakland Park and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months are June, May, and April.
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. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit 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 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 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.
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