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Fishing charters in Plant City, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Plant City, FL

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Plant City is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Plant City

Plant City inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip. Anglers favorite Plant City for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Plant City. Local waters a playground for 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 price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

In Plant City and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Plant City.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Plant City

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Plant City deep sea fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and deep sea fishing grounds.

Plant City fishing charters will put you on 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Plant City found on our platform.

You can find 29 fishing charters in Plant City and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Plant City.

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 time to go deep sea fishing in Plant City are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Plant City

Plant City family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. 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 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 guest. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Plant City

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Plant City. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Plant City shark fishing charters.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Plant City. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

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

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Plant City and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Plant City.

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Best time for shark fishing in Plant City

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Plant City

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Plant City waters. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon can be found in intels, shallows, and bays. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Plant City.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Plant City

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Plant City waters. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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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 for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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 Plant City?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Plant City are:

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