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Fishing charters in Ridgecrest, FL

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Ridgecrest fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

You can reel_in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Ridgecrest. 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Ridgecrest found on our platform.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Ridgecrest and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Ridgecrest.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Ridgecrest.

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Offshore fishing charters in Ridgecrest

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Ridgecrest offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Ridgecrest. 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Ridgecrest.

In Ridgecrest and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Ridgecrest

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Ridgecrest. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. 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. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the 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 each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Ridgecrest and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Ridgecrest.

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Best time for shark fishing in Ridgecrest

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Ridgecrest

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

There are 15 fishing guides in Ridgecrest and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Ridgecrest

Tarpon fishing season in Ridgecrest is late spring through summer. The perfect months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

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 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 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.

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