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Fishing charters in Palm Harbor, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Palm Harbor, FL

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

Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Mangrove Snapper can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Palm Harbor for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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 price for a 4-hour inshore 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 rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Palm Harbor.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Palm Harbor and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Deep sea fishing charters in Palm Harbor

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Palm Harbor deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

You can reel_in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

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

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Palm Harbor.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Palm Harbor and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Palm Harbor.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the deep sea fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea 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 deep sea fishing

The best time to go deep sea fishing in Palm Harbor are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

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 base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Palm Harbor

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Palm Harbor. Palm Harbor shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

There are many options for bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

There are more than 13 fishing companies in Palm Harbor and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palm Harbor

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Palm Harbor.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palm Harbor

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Palm Harbor. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, 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.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palm Harbor

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Palm Harbor waters. The perfect months are August, July, and June.

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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 the catch with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Palm Harbor?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Palm Harbor are:

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