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Fishing charters in Pelican Bay, FL

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

Pelican Bay fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

You can reel_in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, 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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Pelican Bay.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Pelican Bay and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Pelican Bay.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Pelican Bay are considered to be April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Pelican Bay

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

Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and Cobia can be your next catch.

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 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Pelican Bay.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Pelican Bay and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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.

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 offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Pelican Bay are considered to be April, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Pelican Bay shark fishing charters.

Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, and Bonnethead Shark could be your next catch.

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 various waters, from shallow to deep. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Pelican Bay and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Pelican Bay.

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Best time for shark fishing in Pelican Bay

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Pelican Bay are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Pelican Bay

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Pelican Bay fishing charters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. 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

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Pelican Bay.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Pelican Bay

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Pelican Bay are spring and summer. July, June, and May are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

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. This license covers all the people 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 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Pelican Bay?

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