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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in West Bradenton.
Depending on the season, you can catch Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.Show all fishing charters
West Bradenton is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
West Bradenton fishing charters will put you on Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in West Bradenton.
You can find about 41 fishing charters in West Bradenton and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in West Bradenton.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near West Bradenton are June, July and May.
If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. West Bradenton offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
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 West Bradenton.
In West Bradenton and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore 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.Check rates & availability
June, July and May will be your next best months for offshore fishing in West Bradenton.
West Bradenton family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. 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. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to West Bradenton. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
West Bradenton is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. West Bradenton shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.
There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near West Bradenton. 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.
Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
In West Bradenton and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in West Bradenton are March through October.
Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in West Bradenton. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.
Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.
Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You are not allowed 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.
On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person.
You can find 15 fishing charters in West Bradenton and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.
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 the catch with no additional payments.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 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.
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