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.
Good to Know
- Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
- Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
- Number of fishing charters 103 in Palm River-Clair Mel and nearby cities
- Best months for fishing June, July and May
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.
You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.
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 190 fishing guides in Palm River-Clair Mel and nearby cities.
It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Palm River-Clair Mel.
Best time for inshore fishing
June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Palm River-Clair Mel.
Popular inshore fish species
- Mangrove Snapper
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.
Boat ramps and marinas near Palm River-Clair Mel
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Palm River-Clair Mel are:
- 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo beach FL, 33572
- 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
- Crisp Park Boat Ramp, 3598-3500 Poplar St NE St. Petersburg, FL 33704