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Fishing charters in Pinecrest, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Pinecrest fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

Pinecrest fishing charters will put you on Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Pinecrest

Pinecrest is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Anglers favorite Pinecrest for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Pinecrest. 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Pinecrest and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Pinecrest

Pinecrest offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, 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 cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Pinecrest.

In Pinecrest and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Pinecrest.

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.

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 Pinecrest are considered to be May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Pinecrest

Pinecrest family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. 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. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Pinecrest

Millions of sharks migrate through Pinecrest waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Pinecrest shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

These waters will yield anything from Bull Shark and Blacktip Shark to Thresher Shark.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Pinecrest and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Pinecrest

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Pinecrest.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Pinecrest

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Pinecrest. Pinecrest guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Pinecrest and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Pinecrest

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Pinecrest are spring and summer. The best months are June, May, and April.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

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 reserve a trip 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 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 Pinecrest?

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