Cortez

307 Fishing Charters

Cortez Fishing Charters

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Cortez: 307 fishing charters available

Ami Excursions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Awestruck Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(50 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Niche Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(184 reviews)
Bradenton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Something Catchy Fishing Charters Llc

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Ami Flats Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(159 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $525

Jewel Of The Bay Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Holmes Beach
trips from $500

So Salty Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Bradenton Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cortez

According to customer reviews, Ami Excursions, Awestruck Fishing Charters, and Niche Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cortez, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cortez.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cortez fishing trip is $554, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $750 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Ami Excursions, Awestruck Fishing Charters, and Niche Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cortez.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Cobia, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle, and Heavy Tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Cortez fishing charters are the most convenient way to sample the very best of Florida fishing. As one of the oldest fishing communities not just in Florida, but across the States, this place is known for providing anglers with ample opportunities. One could spend days discovering new local honey holes without even scratching the surface!

Inshore excursions near the mouth of the Manatee River will typically put you on Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. Head to the bays and you’ll be in slightly deeper water, allowing you to go after Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, and even Kingfish. Finally, if you go all the way out to the Gulf, you’ll be rewarded with trophies like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and even Wahoo.

The local inshore waters are a good starting point for novice anglers. A half day trip will allow you to see plenty of action on a good day.. Extend your trip by a couple of hours and you can go exploring the town’s bays. Lastly, if you’re going trophy hunting offshore, you’ll want to book nothing shorter than a full day.

In Cortez, there are marinas, piers, and docks all over the place. However, the town’s western shore is where most fishing boats are found. Launching from one of the marinas around the Cortez Bridge will allow you quick access to any of the surrounding bays, rivers, or offshore fishing grounds you decide to visit.

 

Rules & Regulations

Anglers fishing aboard a licensed Cortez fishing charter don’t need a saltwater license. However, if you’re planning on testing the waters on your own or looking to wade the flats with a guide, you will need to get a valid license before wetting your line. Also keep in mind that you’ll need to book with a federally licensed charter if you’d like to experience the offshore action.

Cortez
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The turn of the year brings a solid stock of Tripletail and Trout. Snook are in brackish waters and take cover near the grassy areas. On a nice day, you could be coming home with quite a catch.

February

The Redfish bite is picking up. The bays fish well for Snook, Trout, Tripletail, and Black Drum. Once you reach deeper waters, you can also get Kingfish.

March

Temperature is going up and so is the number of fish. If you want a brawl, Amberjack are biting offshore, while back at home you can fish for Snook, Black Drum, Redfish, and Mackerel.

April

Anglers gather around Anna Maria to spot the early signs of Tarpon. If you want more variety, target Snook, Trout, and Flounder. They feed around more secluded waterways.

May

Offshore waters produce Wahoo and Mahi, but it’s a stretch to reach the fisheries. Fishing for Amberjack is productive too. Meanwhile inshore you can get Tarpon.

June

Inshore, Tarpon put an epic display of acrobatics. The Snapper season is open, so hop on a charter and get going. Offshore you can get Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, and Kingfish.

July

Offshore fisheries cater to anglers of all levels of expertise. Snapper are everyone’s darlings, while Grouper and Amberjacks put up an incredible fight. If you like speed, troll for Kingfish, Wahoo, and Mahi.

August

The summer heat is in full swing and offshore waters produce Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper. The Kingfish bite is steady, while back at home flats hold a good stock of Tarpon.

September

Stay close to dry land and fish for Redfish and Black Drum around mangrove shorelines. Or, get outriggers ready and troll for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel.

October

Inshore waters fish well for Redfish and Black Drum, while offshore you can get Amberjack, Wahoo, or practice catch and release on Snapper and Grouper.

November

Trout are back and are super hungry. Not to mention they are also quite big, so landing a ‘Gator’ isn’t unusual. Explore the flats and mangroves to get massive Redfish and Black Drum.

December

Huge Redfish, epic Gator Trout, and a lot of Black Drum can all be found within minutes of departure. It's best you go fishing with a local guide to avoid missing any of inshore hot spots.

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Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Eric, did a great job landing us on the fish. Weather was awesome. Thanks for taking us out.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Sarasota, Florida
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly and went out of his way to show us a very pleasant trip as well as catch a nice amount of fish he let my daughter and her friend ride on top of the tower on the way back for a better view he found a couple of manatees which was one of her request auntie filleted all our fish very nicely and cleanly upon our return A very enjoyable trip overall and I would highly recommend Capt Eric
David  B.
David B. Cape Charles, VA
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great experience! Captain Eric was very friendly and knowledgeable! He is great with assisting kids! He made it fun and took us to good fishing spots!
Kennny  G.
Kennny G. Saxton, PA
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Eric was great to work with, before booking, leading up to charter, and during the half day trip! He took us to several great spots where we all had success and a lot of fun! And since it was so hot, we stopped by Egmont Key for some cliff jumping and snorkeling. We all agreed it was a highlight of our trip! We will be back!
Michelle  M.
Michelle M. Sugar Creek, MO
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Awesome trip, Eric is super friendly and helpful. Did what he could to make sure we got some bites! We will definitely be back
Alyssa  T.
Alyssa T. Sarasota, Florida
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
My 10 yr. old son and I had a blast on our trip. Eric is very friendly, easy to talk to, very informative and has no trouble putting us on the fish. This was our first trip with Eric, but look forward to fishing again with him several times next year.
Ben  F.
Ben F. Hagerstown, MD
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Took my daughter and a friend on a 4 hour tour and had an amazing mixture of fishing holes - knowledge of the area, amazing gear, and a great attitude made this captain worth checking out and hitting the water with - thanks for a great day captain Eric - really appreciate the fun!
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Bradenton, Florida
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
My wife and I chartered with captain Eric, we had a great time exploring different fishing. Eric was very friendly and was willing to help with anything. He got us on the fish and we even brought some home for dinner (wore the wife out on the first hole lol). All in all I would definitely fish with captain Eric again since it was a great time.
Joseph  B.
Joseph B. Radcliff, KY
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Eric. He was a great guide and showed us a good time. We went out about 10 miles and saw a lot of fish. The water was crystal clear and we were able to see clear to the bottom, which was about 50 feet deep. Caught numerous different fish. A highlight was seeing a dolphin and her baby swimming and catching fish! We highly recommend this!
Jonathan  N.
Jonathan N. Bradenton, Florida
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Just had a great trip with Captain Eric. My 8 year old son had so much fun. Lots of good catches. I would highly recommend it. Easy inshore trip. Would do it again.
Adam  C.
Adam C. Pine, CO
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great experience. Very knowledgeable and kid friendly. I highly recommend.
Jason  S.
Jason S. Olathe, KS
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
My family and I went on a fishing trip with Eric , he was so friendly and communicative all during the trip and we had a wonderful time , we have no hesitation recommending him
Nazmul  J.
Nazmul J. Minneapolis, MN
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great fishing experience, exactly what we asked for, Captain Eric is extremely professional and I would really recommend this trip to anyone.
Yarovy  V.
Yarovy V. Hialeah, FL
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great experience with the family. Captain Eric was friendly and knowledgeable. He got us on the fish and made sure we had fun and were able to catch something. This was my Wife's first time on a charter and had a bit of bad luck starting out losing several fish. Eric ensured she was able to finally get one after several attempts. I definitely recommend this charter.
Will  T.
Will T. Leslie, MI
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We had a GREAT time! Captain Eric is experienced, knowledgeable and truly made the afternoon a memory to treasure! We will absolutely use him for our next fishing trip!
Lynn  Z.
Lynn Z. Bradenton, FL
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Capt. Eric was very friendly and accommodating for my family and I (2 adults and 2 kids). He made sure we were set up from start to finish of the trip. If the fishing slowed he moved us to ensure the bite stayed hot.
Jefferson  F.
Jefferson F. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
My family had a blast and caught a ton of fish! Captain Eric was very knowledgeable and entertaining and taught us a lot! We can’t wait to do this again!
Brandy  R.
Brandy R. Lebanon, OH
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Fished half a day with my son. Captain Eric knew all the best spots on the bay, even in windy weather. We caught a lot of fish and had a great time. Very friendly and good with kids! Thank you!
James  A.
James A. Portland, OR
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Had an AWSOME 3/4 day trip. Caught lots of fish. Eric was outstanding. Book it, you won’ regret it. Great day!
John  C.
John C. Verona, WI
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We went out with our 3 kids, ages 8, 10, 12. It was Windy day put we still had great action, we caught over 50 fish in 4 hours. I grew up sport fishing around the world and he runs a great operation. He is excellent with kids and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thanks again for the memories.
Charles  E.
Charles E. Bradenton, FL

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