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Fishing charters in Plantation Key, FL

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

Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Plantation Key

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Plantation Key to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Plantation Key for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Permit can be your next trophy.

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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Plantation Key and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, March and October will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Plantation Key.

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Offshore fishing charters in Plantation Key

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Plantation Key fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Plantation Key costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Plantation Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Plantation Key.

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

May, March and October are the best months for offshore fishing near Plantation Key.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Plantation Key

Plantation Key family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Plantation Key

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Plantation Key, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Hiring a Plantation Key shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

Depending on the season, Plantation Key shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

In Plantation Key and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Plantation Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Plantation Key

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Plantation Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Plantation Key

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Plantation Key. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, 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.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Plantation Key and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Plantation Key

Tarpon fishing season in Plantation Key is late spring through summer. The perfect months are October, September, and June.

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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 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. 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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