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Fishing charters in Suwannee, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Suwannee fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Suwannee

Suwannee inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Suwannee.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Suwannee and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

August, May and September are the best months for inshore fishing near Suwannee.

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Offshore fishing charters in Suwannee

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

Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Black Sea Bass 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 each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Suwannee and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Suwannee.

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 months for offshore fishing near Suwannee are August, May and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Suwannee

Suwannee family-friendly fishing charters provide trips for anglers of all ages. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. 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. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Suwannee

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

You can have a relaxing fishing adventure and a chance to target 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 inhabit nearshore waters around river mouths, bays, mangrove swamps, and shallow flats. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Suwannee 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 Suwannee

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Suwannee are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Suwannee

Suwannee is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

In Suwannee and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Suwannee

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Suwannee waters. The peak months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

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 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.

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