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Fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights, FL

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Ridge Wood Heights can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Ridge Wood Heights. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights

Ridge Wood Heights inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

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

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

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Ridge Wood Heights costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Ridge Wood Heights and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Ridge Wood Heights.

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Offshore fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Ridge Wood Heights offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Ridge Wood Heights. Local waters a playground for Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Ridge Wood Heights found on our platform.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Ridge Wood Heights and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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.

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 offshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Ridge Wood Heights.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights

Ridge Wood Heights family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Ridge Wood Heights. Ridge Wood Heights shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Ridge Wood Heights shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.

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 reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

In Ridge Wood Heights and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Ridge Wood Heights

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Ridge Wood Heights

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Ridge Wood Heights waters. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Ridge Wood Heights and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Ridge Wood Heights

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months 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, 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 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Ridge Wood Heights?

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