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Fishing charters in Palm Bay, FL

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

Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Snook can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palm Bay

Palm Bay inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Anglers favorite Palm Bay for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can land Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, 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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Palm Bay.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Palm Bay and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Palm Bay are considered to be November, October and April.

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Offshore fishing charters in Palm Bay

This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Palm Bay offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Palm Bay. These waters a home to King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Palm Bay found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Palm Bay and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Palm Bay.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Palm Bay are considered to be November, October and April.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palm Bay

Palm Bay family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. This short trip is 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Palm Bay

Millions of sharks migrate through Palm Bay waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Palm Bay shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Palm Bay is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

There are many options for bait. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in Palm Bay and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palm Bay

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Palm Bay.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palm Bay

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palm Bay

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Palm Bay are spring and summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 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. On average, a 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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