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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Stock Island.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Stock Island. Local waters a playground for Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.Show all fishing charters
If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Stock Island to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Mangrove Snapper can be your next catch.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 Stock Island.
You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Stock Island and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.Check rates & availability
May, March and October will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Stock Island.
There are many different offshore fishing charters in Stock Island, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.
Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.
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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore 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.
The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Stock Island.
In Stock Island and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Stock Island.
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.Check rates & availability
May, March and October are the best months for offshore fishing near Stock Island.
Stock Island family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.
If you are planning a vacation to Stock Island, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. 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 price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Stock Island waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Hiring a Stock Island shark fishing charter is an excellent idea if you want to target famous ocean predators.
Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead 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 occur in coastal waters, offshore, and even some river systems. 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. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Stock Island and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Stock Island.Check rates & availability
You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Stock Island.
Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. 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 live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.
Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.
You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Stock Island and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Stock Island. The peak months are October, September, and June.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
Captains provide 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.
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.
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. 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.
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