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Fishing charters in University, FL

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University can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in University

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near University 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.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near University. 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

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. 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 University.

In University and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in University.

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Offshore fishing charters in University

University offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

These waters will yield anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Gag Grouper and Jack Crevalle.

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

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. 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 University.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in University and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in University.

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

June, July and May are the best months for offshore fishing near University.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in University

University 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. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your 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 an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in University

Millions of sharks migrate through University waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the University shark fishing charters.

University shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull 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 and deep water near reef dropoffs. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In University and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in University.

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Best time for shark fishing in University

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in University.

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Tarpon fishing charters in University

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in University. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest.

There are 15 fishing guides in University and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in University

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

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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 with no additional payments.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers 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 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to University?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near University are:

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