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Fishing charters in Southgate, FL

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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Southgate.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Southgate

Inshore fishing is one of Southgate's key attractions. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Southgate. These waters a home to 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

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Southgate.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Southgate and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Southgate.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Southgate

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

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

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

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

There are about 29 fishing guides in Southgate and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Southgate.

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 Southgate.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Southgate

Southgate family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

The beautiful inshore waters of Southgate allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Southgate

A steady flow of warm water makes Southgate an attractive destination for shark fishing. Southgate shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Some of the more common sharks you can catch include: Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

In Southgate 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 Southgate

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Southgate

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Southgate fishing charters. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon 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. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

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 trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Southgate.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Southgate

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Southgate. The peak months are August, July, and June.

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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. This license 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 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 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 Southgate?

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

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