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Fishing charters in Summerland Key, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Summerland Key fishing options are only a click away.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Summerland Key. These waters a home to Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Summerland Key

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Summerland Key to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

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.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Summerland Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Summerland Key.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, March and October are the best months for inshore fishing near Summerland Key.

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Offshore fishing charters in Summerland Key

This is your chance to get away from it all and experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world. You’ll be heading out to the open waters searching for the big ones. Summerland Key offshore fishing charters will show you the perfect fishing grounds in the area.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, King Mackerel, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Summerland Key found on our platform.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Summerland Key and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Summerland Key are May, March and October.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Summerland Key

Summerland Key family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. Your kids 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. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Summerland Key

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Summerland Key. Summerland Key shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

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

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

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

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Summerland Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Summerland Key.

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Best time for shark fishing in Summerland Key

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Summerland Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Summerland Key

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Local guides are experienced in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Some of the most popular bait are crabs, pinfish, and mullet.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

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.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Summerland Key and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Summerland Key

Tarpon fishing season in Summerland Key is late spring through summer. The perfect months are October, September, 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 the catch for free.

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 Summerland Key?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Summerland Key. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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