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Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Florida

Inshore Fishing in Florida

Inshore fishing in Florida is simply inexhaustible. Blessed with amazing opportunities and over 1,100 miles of shoreline, The Sunshine State never fails its anglers. You’ll hardly find a time or place on these shores where the fishing is poor. With so many people coming back to fish each year, it’s understandable why lots of them eventually decide to move here entirely.

What to Expect

When you’re fishing with a guide in Florida, you don’t have to purchase a fishing license – your captain’s license covers everyone on the boat. Your fishing equipment is included as well, while some captains also provide snacks and drinks during the trip. Most fish species you can catch here are delicious and, luckily, most guides gladly let you keep whatever is legal to take. You only need to find a good restaurant nearby to enjoy your freshly caught meal.
Inshore trips are usually a perfect choice for families with kids. The little ones have fun catching the bait fish and they can also learn how to use the rod. If they’re not used to being on the water, you can book short trips, lasting for only two hours. As they take place within 3 miles of the coast, you’ll stay protected from choppy waters. Fishing doesn’t have to be your only activity, and lots of guides combine fishing with sightseeing.

What to Catch

You might think that the list of possible catches is shorter once you narrow your options down to inshore fishing. Big game species may be off the list, but that still leaves you with Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Kingfish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Black Drum, Tripletail, Permit...and the list goes on. Most of these are available throughout the year, while some show up seasonally. It all depends on which part of Florida you visit. You can always ask your guide what’s biting when you’re planning to book a trip.
Florida inshore fishing trips are so diverse that they can fit virtually every angler’s needs. Whether you’re experienced or a first-timer, whether you’re dedicated to learning something new or just want to enjoy a drink on the boat while occasionally casting – you’ll find your trip here. There are plenty of fishing guides to choose from and each of them will gladly share the experience with you.


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What People Are Saying About Inshore Fishing in Florida

"Great Day Inshore Fishing"

Charles Tyner fished with Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters on December 29, 2019

Excellent day of fishing! Inshore nite was fantastic, Capt. Kirby put us on plenty of Mangrove Snapper in the morning and the afternoon bite for Snook was phenomenal. I fish in Massachusetts about 180/200 days a year and am already looking forward to coming back and chartering with Capt. Kirby again.

"Half Day Afternoon trip with Capt. Jeff"

John Hein fished with Leisure Life Charters on November 3, 2019

Awesome trip with Captain Jeff Gibson. Inshore slam!!

"3/4 day"

Douglas Freels fished with Flatline Guide Service on November 2, 2019

I’ve always wanted to learn Inshore fly fishing . I can highly recommend Rick, he’s very experienced and a good teacher, you don’t have to catch huge fish to have a great fight on a fly rod. Caught my first grand slam on a fly rod, now that’s an experience

"Inshore/Near shore fishing with Recess Sportfishing"

David Naughton fished with Recess Sport Fishing – Pathfinder on August 26, 2019

Recently went Inshore fishing with Capt. Frank Cole aboard the Recess. Best trip I've taken in years! Capt. Cole is completely squared away.....a true professional. We went outside and jumped a few Tarpon and then went in the river and had some Bull Reds give us a real workout. The boat was fabulous and Capt. Cole knew exactly where to find the fish. I highly recommend booking with Capt. Cole!

"Half Day trip with Jonathan"

Todd Hudnall fished with East Pass Inshore Charters on July 9, 2019

Went out for half day trip with East Pass Inshore Charters and Capt Jonathan. Took my dad and 2 kids (15yr boy and 13yr girl) and all really enjoyed time out on water and Jonathan was great about teaching them what they were looking for and re-baited the hooks numerous times without complaint for all of us.

"A.M. inshore trip with Captain Garrison"

Nick Watson fished with Reel Rosie Charters on May 24, 2019

Captain Garrison and Rosie Reel Inshore is the way to go! We all had a great time. Will be back for sure, hopefully sooner than later!

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Florida







Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mangrove)