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Fishing charters in Pompano Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Pompano Beach, FL

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Pompano Beach is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Pompano Beach. These waters a home to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Pompano Beach

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

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Pompano Beach.

In Pompano Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Pompano Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Pompano Beach

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If you're looking for an offshore fishing adventure, Pompano Beach is the perfect place to go. With various fish waiting to be caught, you're sure to have a great time.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Pompano Beach. These waters are filled with 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 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 most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Pompano Beach costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In Pompano Beach and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Pompano Beach.

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

May, October and June are the best months for offshore fishing near Pompano Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook 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. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Pompano Beach

Millions of sharks migrate through Pompano Beach waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Pompano Beach shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Pompano Beach is home to many different shark species: Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

In Pompano Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Pompano Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Pompano Beach

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Pompano Beach guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, 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 angler fee is $50.

There are 15 fishing guides in Pompano Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Pompano Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Pompano Beach. The best months to catch Tarpon are June, May, and April.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It 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 make a reservation 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. 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 Pompano Beach?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Pompano Beach are:

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