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Fishing charters in Treasure Island, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Treasure Island, FL

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Treasure Island fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Treasure Island. These waters a home to Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Treasure Island

Treasure Island inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite Treasure Island for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

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. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Treasure Island costs $200 for 2 anglers.

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

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Deep sea fishing charters in Treasure Island

Treasure Island deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Treasure Island. These waters a home to 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Treasure Island.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Treasure Island 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 deep sea fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour deep sea fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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

The best time to go deep sea fishing in Treasure Island are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Treasure Island

Treasure Island waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Treasure Island shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Treasure Island shark fishing charters can help you reel in 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the 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 guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find 13 fishing charters in Treasure Island and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for shark fishing in Treasure Island

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Treasure Island

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Treasure Island fishing charters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

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

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

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.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Treasure Island and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Treasure Island

Tarpon fishing season in Treasure Island is late spring through summer. 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.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 reserve a trip 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Treasure Island?

Here is the list of popular meeting points near Treasure Island:

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