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Fishing charters in West Bradenton, FL

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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.

Good to Know

  • Average inshore price $436 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Average offshore price $682 for 4-hour trip / 2 anglers
  • Number of fishing charters 103 in West Bradenton and nearby cities
  • Best months for fishing June, July and May

Inshore fishing charters in West Bradenton

West Bradenton is home to some of the best inshore fishing experiences.

Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Anglers favorite West Bradenton for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers.

An extra angler 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 West Bradenton.

You can find about 190 fishing charters in West Bradenton and nearby cities.

You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near West Bradenton are June, July and May.

Popular inshore fish species

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Redfish

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 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.

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.

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.

Boat ramps and marinas near West Bradenton

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near West Bradenton are:

  • Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp, 5299 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL, 33570
  • 602 Bahia Del Sol Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Maximo Boat Ramp, Pinellas Point Dr S & Sunshine Skyway Ln S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711