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Fishing charters in Open Sands, FL

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Open Sands is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

Open Sands fishing charters will help you to land Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Open Sands

Open Sands is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in 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

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

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Open Sands found on our platform.

In Open Sands and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Open Sands.

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Best time for inshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Open Sands.

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Offshore fishing charters in Open Sands

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Open Sands offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

You can reel_in 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Open Sands.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Open Sands and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Open Sands.

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.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

September, August and July will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Open Sands.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Open Sands

Open Sands family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Open Sands. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. 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 Open Sands

Millions of sharks migrate through Open Sands waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Open Sands shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse 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. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Open Sands and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Open Sands

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Open Sands

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.

In Open Sands and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Open Sands

Tarpon fishing season in Open Sands is late spring through summer. The perfect months are September, August, and July.

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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 anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

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