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Fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel, FL

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Palm River-Clair Mel is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Palm River-Clair Mel fishing charters will help you to land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel

Inshore fishing is one of Palm River-Clair Mel's key attractions. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Palm River-Clair Mel for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

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 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Palm River-Clair Mel.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Palm River-Clair Mel and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Palm River-Clair Mel.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel

Palm River-Clair Mel deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to 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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Palm River-Clair Mel.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Palm River-Clair Mel and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Palm River-Clair Mel.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Deep sea fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

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 River-Clair Mel are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel

Palm River-Clair Mel 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.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Palm River-Clair Mel, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. Your kids 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 each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel

Palm River-Clair Mel waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Palm River-Clair Mel shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Palm River-Clair Mel and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Palm River-Clair Mel.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palm River-Clair Mel

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Palm River-Clair Mel.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palm River-Clair Mel

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Palm River-Clair Mel waters. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon can be found in intels, shallows, and bays. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, 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 River-Clair Mel.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palm River-Clair Mel

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Palm River-Clair Mel. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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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 with no additional payments.

Captains provide 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 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 Palm River-Clair Mel?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Palm River-Clair Mel are:

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