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Fishing charters in Rockledge, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Rockledge fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Rockledge

Rockledge waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Rockledge. These waters are filled with Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Rockledge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Rockledge.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Rockledge are November, October and April.

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Offshore fishing charters in Rockledge

If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Rockledge is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.

Rockledge fishing charters target variety of fish including species like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, 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. 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 Rockledge found on our platform.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Rockledge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Rockledge.

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

November, October and April will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Rockledge.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Rockledge

Rockledge family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle 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

If you are planning a vacation to Rockledge, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. The journey won’t be exhausting, 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 each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Rockledge

A steady flow of warm water makes Rockledge an attractive destination for shark fishing. Hiring a Rockledge shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Rockledge. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

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 person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Rockledge and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Rockledge.

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Best time for shark fishing in Rockledge

Sharks are active all year round in Rockledge, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Rockledge

Rockledge attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Rockledge.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Rockledge

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Rockledge. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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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 with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. 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 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 Rockledge?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Rockledge. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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