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Fishing charters in Panacea, FL

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Panacea can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Panacea

Panacea is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Panacea.

In Panacea and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Panacea are considered to be August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Panacea

Whether you're a novice angler or an experienced fisherman, offshore fishing in Panacea is a must-do activity. With miles of coastline to explore, you're sure to have a great outing.

Panacea fishing charters will help you to land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Panacea found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

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

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

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 Panacea are August, May and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Panacea

Panacea family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. 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.

The beautiful inshore waters of Panacea allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 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 Panacea

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Panacea, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Panacea shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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 inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. 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 guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

In Panacea and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Panacea

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Panacea

Panacea attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Panacea and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Panacea

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Panacea are spring and 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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 make a reservation with a 10-30% 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.

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