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Fishing charters in Port Richey, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Port Richey, FL

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Port Richey fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Port Richey

Port Richey is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Port Richey. These waters a home to Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Port Richey found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Port Richey and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Port Richey.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Port Richey are August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Port Richey

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Port Richey offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Port Richey. Local waters a playground for Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Port Richey.

In Port Richey and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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

August, May and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Port Richey.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Port Richey

Port Richey family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

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.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Port Richey

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Port Richey, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Port Richey shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Port Richey and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Port Richey.

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Best time for shark fishing in Port Richey

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Port Richey.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Port Richey

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Port Richey. Port Richey guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Port Richey and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Port Richey

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Port Richey. August, July, and June are the ideal months.

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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 with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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 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 Port Richey?

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