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Fishing charters in Thonotosassa, FL

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Thonotosassa is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Thonotosassa. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Thonotosassa

Thonotosassa is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Thonotosassa for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Thonotosassa and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Thonotosassa.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May are the best months for inshore fishing near Thonotosassa.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Thonotosassa

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Thonotosassa deep sea fishing charters have plenty to offer deep sea anglers.

Thonotosassa fishing charters will put you on Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour deep sea fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Thonotosassa found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Thonotosassa and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Thonotosassa.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Deep sea fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for deep sea fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for deep sea fishing in Thonotosassa.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Thonotosassa

Thonotosassa family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. 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. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Thonotosassa. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Thonotosassa

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Thonotosassa. Thonotosassa shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Thonotosassa. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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 inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Thonotosassa and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Thonotosassa.

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Best time for shark fishing in Thonotosassa

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Thonotosassa.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Thonotosassa

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Thonotosassa fishing charters. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

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

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

In Thonotosassa and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Thonotosassa

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months are August, July, 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 anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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. 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 Thonotosassa?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Thonotosassa are:

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