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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Valparaiso fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Local fishing charters can help you reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Valparaiso inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Anglers favorite Valparaiso for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Valparaiso. Local waters a playground for Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Valparaiso found on our platform.
In Valparaiso and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near Valparaiso are September, August and July.
There are many different offshore fishing charters in Valparaiso, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Valparaiso.
You can find 29 fishing charters in Valparaiso and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.
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.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Valparaiso are considered to be September, August and July.
Valparaiso family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.
Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.
Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Valparaiso, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Valparaiso shark fishing charters.
You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako 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. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.
Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
You can find 13 fishing charters in Valparaiso and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Valparaiso.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Valparaiso.
Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Valparaiso. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.
Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.
There are 15 fishing guides in Valparaiso and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Valparaiso are spring and summer. The peak months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
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.
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.
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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near Valparaiso. Most of the fishing charters launch from: