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Fishing charters in South Gate Ridge, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, South Gate Ridge fishing options are only a click away.

South Gate Ridge fishing charters will help you to land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in South Gate Ridge

South Gate Ridge is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near South Gate Ridge. These waters are filled with 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 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 rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near South Gate Ridge.

There are about 41 fishing guides in South Gate Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in South Gate Ridge.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in South Gate Ridge

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. South Gate Ridge offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in 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. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in South Gate Ridge costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in South Gate Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in South Gate Ridge.

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

The best time to go offshore fishing in South Gate Ridge are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in South Gate Ridge

South Gate Ridge family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, 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 an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in South Gate Ridge

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near South Gate Ridge. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the South Gate Ridge shark fishing charters.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. 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. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in South Gate Ridge and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in South Gate Ridge

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in South Gate Ridge.

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Tarpon fishing charters in South Gate Ridge

South Gate Ridge is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In South Gate Ridge and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in South Gate Ridge

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in South Gate Ridge waters. 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 rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

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. 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 South Gate Ridge?

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