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Fishing charters in South Bradenton, FL

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South Bradenton fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in South Bradenton

South Bradenton inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime. Anglers favorite South Bradenton for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

South Bradenton fishing charters will help you to land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, 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

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

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in South Bradenton costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in South Bradenton and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near South Bradenton are June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in South Bradenton

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, South Bradenton deep sea fishing charters have plenty to offer deep sea anglers.

You can reel_in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in South Bradenton found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In South Bradenton and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in South Bradenton.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the deep sea fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea 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 deep sea fishing

The best time to go deep sea fishing in South Bradenton are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in South Bradenton

South Bradenton family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to South Bradenton, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. 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 South Bradenton

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near South Bradenton. South Bradenton shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

South Bradenton shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

In South Bradenton and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in South Bradenton

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in South Bradenton are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in South Bradenton

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in South Bradenton waters. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon can be found in intels, shallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in South Bradenton.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in South Bradenton

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing 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 anything that you catch.

The trip price includes 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 book a trip with a 10-20% 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 South Bradenton?

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

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