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Fishing charters in West Lealman, FL

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West Lealman fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near West Lealman. Local waters a playground for Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in West Lealman

Inshore fishing is one of West Lealman's key attractions. Bays, intels, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip. Anglers favorite West Lealman for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Depending on the season, you can catch Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. 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 West Lealman found on our platform.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in West Lealman 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 will be your next best months for inshore fishing in West Lealman.

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Deep sea fishing charters in West Lealman

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. West Lealman deep sea fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and deep sea fishing grounds.

Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour deep sea fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near West Lealman.

In West Lealman and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best deep sea fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour deep sea 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 deep sea fishing

The best months for deep sea fishing near West Lealman are June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in West Lealman

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in West Lealman. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. This short trip is 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 an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in West Lealman

West Lealman waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. West Lealman shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near West Lealman. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

In West Lealman and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in West Lealman.

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Best time for shark fishing in West Lealman

Sharks are active all year round in West Lealman, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in West Lealman

West Lealman attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in West Lealman and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in West Lealman

Tarpon fishing season in West Lealman is late spring through summer. The best months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

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 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. 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 West Lealman?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near West Lealman are:

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