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Fishing charters in Venice Gardens, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Venice Gardens, FL

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Venice Gardens is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

Venice Gardens fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Venice Gardens

Venice Gardens inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Venice Gardens fishing charters target variety of fish including species like 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Venice Gardens.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Venice Gardens and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Venice Gardens

Venice Gardens offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.

Depending on the season, you can catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, 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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Venice Gardens.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Venice Gardens and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Venice Gardens.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Venice Gardens.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Venice Gardens

Venice Gardens family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. 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.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Venice Gardens. Your kids 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. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Venice Gardens

Venice Gardens is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. Venice Gardens shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Venice Gardens. These waters are home to 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 various waters, from shallow to deep. Deep waters are home to adult sharks, while shallows are a playground for juveniles and pups.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Venice Gardens and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Venice Gardens

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Venice Gardens.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Venice Gardens

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Venice Gardens waters. Local guides specialize in putting anglers on the best Tarpon spots. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Venice Gardens

Tarpon fishing season in Venice Gardens 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. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

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

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 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Venice Gardens?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Venice Gardens are:

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