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Fishing charters in Osprey, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Osprey fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Osprey. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Osprey

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Osprey to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

You can find 41 fishing charters in Osprey and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Osprey.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Osprey are June, July and May.

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Offshore fishing charters in Osprey

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Osprey offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. 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 Osprey.

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

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Osprey are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Osprey

Osprey is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

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 price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Osprey

Osprey waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Osprey shark fishing charters.

Depending on the season, Osprey shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to 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. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. 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 guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Osprey and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Osprey.

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Best time for shark fishing in Osprey

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Osprey.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Osprey

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Osprey fishing charters. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Osprey and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Osprey

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Osprey are spring and summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 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 Osprey?

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