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The only truly wild natural area left in Florida, the Everglades is a vast marshland filled with the most exotic wildlife in the country. And what better way to explore this 1.5 million-acre wilderness than going on an Everglades fishing charter? You’ll be able to head out with a professional captain and cover a variety of habitats and fishing styles.

With fresh, salt, and brackish waters all around, you’ll have no issues reeling in whatever you target. Heading into saltwater will see you going after Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle. The freshwaters further inland are home to big Largemouth and Peacock Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and more.

Depending on what you want to do, there’s a variety of trips you can choose from. Opt for a half day trip to take your family into inshore waters, or to visit some of the lakes in the area. A full day trip will give you more time to fill the boat and take home some delicious table fare. You’ll be able to cover more ground and maximize your chances of reeling in trophy fish.

There are fishing charters you can hire in different parts of the Everglades. Head on down to the Ten Thousand Islands for inshore charters. The Everglades National Park is a very good spot to visit as well. Hop on a charter in Everglades City and test the prolific waters of the Chokoloskee Bay.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard an Everglades fishing charter in saltwater, the fishing license will be covered for you. However, if you want to target freshwater species, make sure to get a freshwater fishing license ahead of time. Book a trip with a reputable guide and they’ll be able to make sure you’re always fishing on the right side of the law.

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January

The start of the year is perfect for fishing deep in the backcountry of the Everglades. Look for Snook, Redfish, and even the occasional Tarpon in Whitewater Bay and the channels.

February

Winter fishing continues, with plenty of sheltered waters and game fish to be had along the inner waterways of the Everglades. Tarpon may grow bolder and leave the channels after a few days of warm weather.

March

As the weather heats up, you’ll see more Tarpon emerging. This is a great time to fish the Florida Bay. If the season allows, you might have a chance to fish a few wrecks on the coastline outside the Everglades.

April

Once spring is in full swing, you can expect to find a much wider variety of fish in these waters. Head to the canals for Bass fishing or fish the bays for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook.

May

May marks the height of Tarpon season in the Everglades. When you’re not chasing the Silver King you’ll find great Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and much more in the bays.

June

Tarpon season continues here in the Everglades. You’ll see anglers tossing topwater plugs left and right for Snook, Speckled Trout, and much more. 

July

Anglers like to head out early and beat the heat in July. This is a great time to fish the bays or to venture into the Gulf for some Permit, Grouper, and other delicious catches near the wrecks. 

August

The summer heat wave continues, with average temperatures ranging up to 92°F. Head offshore to cool down or see if you can’t entice a few Tarpon that are still hanging around the Everglades.

September

Fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon can be spectacular in autumn. On cool days, the temperature in Florida Bay will be perfect – for the game fish and the people out to catch them!

October

You can enjoy more great fishing in October, with ideal temperatures between 73–86°F. You’ll have your choice of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, and more in the Everglades.

November

Weather can start to limit your options as winter approaches. Anglers will return to the inner waterways of the Everglades, fishing for Redfish and Snook. You’ll still find Cobia cruising around here, too.

December

As average temperatures fluctuate between 62–79°F, most anglers are seeking sheltered waters in the backcountry, along with Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout. The canals will be bustling with Largemouth Bass.

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Great trip
Jay H. fished with Local Grown Charters on November 29, 2020
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Half Day Trip = Day of fun!
Ron M. fished with Off Course Charters on October 9, 2020
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Fishing Day with Doc & Georgie
Dawn L. fished with Kekoa Charters on July 10, 2020
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Morning back country trip with Capt Morgan
David B. fished with Florida Backcountry Fishing on June 15, 2020
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
Half day trip with Captain Dan and First Mate Matt
Bob S. fished with Miss Chief Charters on March 12, 2020
Take your catch to Sharkeys and let them fix it up for you. Awesome!
Fishing with Ben
Rob M. fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on February 26, 2020
February is just a little early for the big tarpon run. I was hoping to get lucky on some early arrivals. It didn't happen so changed the game plan, and had a blast the rest of the day smashing all different species of fish of all different sizes. Don't be afraid to adapt or even change your game plan. You might enjoy it. I loved it!
Fishing w/ the cousin
Armando A. fished with Tail Gator Charters on February 17, 2020
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Fishing with George
Mary B. fished with Kekoa Charters on December 19, 2019
Find a good experienced captain like we did. It makes all the difference