Everglades City

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Located at the mouth of the Barron River on Chokoloskee Bay, you’ll find one of the few places where you can truly connect with nature while staying close to some of Florida’s big cities. With luscious mangrove forests and abundant flats, fishing in Everglades City is a unique adventure best experienced first hand. With access to prolific brackish waters, as well as rich saltwaters, this is a truly versatile fishery.

Known as the “Stone Crab Capital of the World,” Everglades is a must-visit if you want to get some delicious crabs cooked to perfection. There’s no shortage of fish species you can target either, as these waters are teeming with the likes of Tarpon, Pompano, Bass, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Ladyfish, Speckled Trout, Shark, and Tripletail.

Make the most of the amazing backwater fishing by booking a half day trip and exploring the Chokoloskee Bay. These are great trips for the whole family that can spice up your vacation. A full day trip will take the more experienced anglers further out to Gulf-facing waters with more flats and mangrove islands. If you have the time, visit the famous Ten Thousand Islands for some more action!

Surrounded by water on all sides, finding a fishing charter in Everglades City is as easy as it can be. With an area size of just 1.2 square miles, you’ll find a boat wherever you turn. You can also head down to the famous Chokoloskee Island and take your pick. No matter where you choose to depart from, the fishing action is epic!

Rules & Regulations

Booking a fishing charter will cover your license when it comes to saltwater fishing. However, if you’re interested in freshwater fishing, you’ll need to buy a Florida fishing license in advance. Note that some species fall under strict regulations, so choosing a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re fishing legally.

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January

The waters are excellent for Amberjack, Sunshine Bass, Red, Black, and Gag Grouper, Kingfish, and Lane Snapper. Lows of  53°F and highs of 75°F will keep things fast-paced.

February

Come down to the Everglades City Seafood Festival for a three-day event of music, food, and fun. Largemouth Bass action heats up now, and the Amberjack and Grouper action continues.

March

Join the locals at the Calusa Days event, showcasing 1,000 years of history, for a family day out. Or,  how about the Big Cypress Shootout reenactment? This is the last month for Amberjack, Black and Gag Grouper.

April

Jack Crevalle is awesome now, and Cobia is great for the month. Goliath Grouper and Spotted Seatrout get active. This is the last month for Sunshine Bass and Flounder until September.

May

Temperatures can reach 86°F so dress appropriately. Peacock Bass, Permit, and Shark fishing are getting exciting now. Snook are everywhere as they fatten up for the spawning season.

June

Mutton Snapper is biting hot, with species such as Barracuda and Goliath Grouper continuing to be awesome. Careful of the mosquitoes and no-see-ums – you’ll need plenty of bug repellant.

July

Snook continues being hot to catch as Tarpon has its last month of greatness. Thunderstorms are more likely to affect you getting out on the water this month.

August

This is the last month for epic Peacock Bass, Shark, Bluegill, and Permit hook-ups. Snook and Redear Sunfish are still great. Temperatures are reaching 89°F with over two weeks of rain expected.

September

Join in with “Hook’em in the Glades,” a fishing fundraiser tournament to support the local Everglades City School in their academic and athletic opportunities. Largemouth Bass, Sunshine Bass, and Cobia are picking up again.

October

The Miami Attractions Month of buy-one, get-one-free, will reach the Everglades too. As well as many attractions further up north, you can visit the Everglades National Park. Stone Crab season opens on October 15.

November

Black and Gag Grouper, Pompano, Ladyfish, and Lane Snapper all heat up again as the weather cools off. Head to the oyster bars for the best chance of catching Snook.

December

Amberjack and Black Crappie come back into focus, with King Mackerel and Largemouth Bass staying active still. Try to cast close to the mangroves, especially any fallen ones, for the best bite.

Everglades City Fishing Calendar

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Half day with Capt Billy
Gregory J. fished with Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades on June 1, 2019
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There are several charter Capts there, hook up with one of them and enjoy your day out. Ask questions and learn about the area.
Half day with Captain Billy Briggs
Dale R. fished with Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades on April 18, 2019
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Stay hydrated and use reef safe sunscreen
Lots of fish
Robert L. fished with Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades on April 3, 2019
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It's a long way from anywhere. Many businesses only take cash. Spotty cell service.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Everglades City

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Everglades City costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $482, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $753. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Everglades City is 21 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades, Steady Fishing Charters, and Waterboy Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Everglades City, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Everglades City.

Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades, Steady Fishing Charters, and Waterboy Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Everglades City.

The best way to experience fishing in Everglades City is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Everglades City, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, popping, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, backcountry fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Miami Attractions Month of buy-one, get-one-free, will reach the Everglades too. As well as many attractions further up north, you can visit the Everglades National Park. Stone Crab season opens on October 15. Check availability for local fishing charters in Everglades City.

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