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Fishing charters in Ozello, 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 Ozello.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Spanish Mackerel and Cobia.

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Inshore fishing charters in Ozello

Ozello inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

You can land 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

$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 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

In Ozello and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Ozello

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Ozello fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

Ozello fishing charters will help you to land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Ozello found on our platform.

In Ozello and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Ozello.

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.

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 are the best months for offshore fishing near Ozello.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Ozello

Ozello family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra guest 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 Ozello

Ozello waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Ozello shark fishing charters.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Ozello. These waters are filled with 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.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

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 accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Ozello and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Ozello.

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Best time for shark fishing in Ozello

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Ozello

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Ozello waters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain 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 angler fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Ozello and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Ozello

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Ozello. The peak 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. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Ozello?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Ozello. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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