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Fishing charters in Palmetto, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Palmetto 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 Palmetto

Palmetto waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing. Anglers favorite Palmetto for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

You can find 41 fishing charters in Palmetto and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Palmetto.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Palmetto are considered to be June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Palmetto

Palmetto 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.

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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. 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 Palmetto.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Palmetto and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Palmetto.

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.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for deep sea fishing

The best months for deep sea fishing near Palmetto are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Palmetto

Palmetto family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Palmetto

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Palmetto. Palmetto shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Palmetto shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Palmetto and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Palmetto.

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Best time for shark fishing in Palmetto

Sharks are active all year round in Palmetto, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Palmetto

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Palmetto. Palmetto guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Palmetto and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Palmetto

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. 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. 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. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit 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. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Palmetto?

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

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