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Fishing charters in Palmetto Bay, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Palmetto Bay, FL

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

Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in Palmetto Bay

Inshore fishing is one of Palmetto Bay's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Palmetto Bay. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Palmetto Bay found on our platform.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Palmetto Bay and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Palmetto Bay.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Palmetto Bay are May, October and June.

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Offshore fishing charters in Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay offers some of the best offshore fishing in the country. With knowledgeable guides, you'll be sure to have a great time.

Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda can be your next trophy.

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

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

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Palmetto Bay costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Palmetto Bay and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Palmetto Bay.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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 Palmetto Bay are considered to be May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. 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 price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra guest 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 Palmetto Bay

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Palmetto Bay, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Palmetto Bay shark fishing charter.

Palmetto Bay shark fishing charters can help you reel in Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Juveniles are typically located inshore, while adults can be found in the deep waters.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Palmetto Bay and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Palmetto Bay.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palmetto Bay

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Palmetto Bay.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palmetto Bay

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Palmetto Bay waters. Palmetto Bay guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palmetto Bay

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are June, May, and April.

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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.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license 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. 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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