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Fishing charters in Steinhatchee, FL

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Steinhatchee fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

Steinhatchee fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Steinhatchee

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

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Spanish Mackerel and Cobia.

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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Steinhatchee and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Steinhatchee are considered to be August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Steinhatchee

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

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Steinhatchee. These waters are filled with Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Steinhatchee.

You can find 29 fishing charters in Steinhatchee and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Steinhatchee.

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

August, May and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Steinhatchee.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Steinhatchee

Steinhatchee 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.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. 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 each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Steinhatchee

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Steinhatchee. Steinhatchee shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Steinhatchee. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Steinhatchee and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for shark fishing in Steinhatchee

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Steinhatchee

Steinhatchee attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Steinhatchee.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Steinhatchee

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Steinhatchee waters. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 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 Steinhatchee?

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