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Fishing charters in Palma Sola, FL

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

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palma Sola

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Palma Sola to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. 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 Palma Sola.

In Palma Sola and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Palma Sola.

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Offshore fishing charters in Palma Sola

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

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Palma Sola.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Palma Sola and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore 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 offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Palma Sola are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palma Sola

Palma Sola family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Palma Sola. 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 person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Palma Sola

A steady flow of warm water makes Palma Sola an attractive destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Palma Sola shark fishing charter.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Palma Sola. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Palma Sola and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Palma Sola.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palma Sola

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Palma Sola are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palma Sola

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Palma Sola fishing charters. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon must remain in 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

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palma Sola

Tarpon fishing season in Palma Sola is late spring through summer. August, July, and June are the ideal months.

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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 anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the people 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 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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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 Palma Sola?

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

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