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Fishing charters in Placida, FL

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

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Placida. These waters are filled with Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Placida

Inshore fishing is one of Placida's key attractions. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.

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. 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 Placida.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Placida and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

April, June and September are the best months for inshore fishing near Placida.

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Offshore fishing charters in Placida

Placida offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Depending on the season, you can catch Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

You can find 29 fishing charters in Placida and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Placida.

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.

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 Placida are April, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Placida

Placida family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

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.

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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Placida

A steady flow of warm water makes Placida an attractive destination for shark fishing. Placida shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

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

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 are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Placida and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Placida.

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Best time for shark fishing in Placida

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Placida

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Placida. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

You can find 15 fishing charters in Placida and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Placida

Tarpon fishing season in Placida is late spring through 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. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

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 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 Placida?

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