Ocean Fishing Charters in Florida

Ocean Fishing Charters in Florida
Florida has over 1,197 miles of coastline. Surrounded by water on either side---the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Gulf of Mexico on the West--there are plenty of opportunities for fishing in the sunshine state. Charter fishing gives fishermen a chance not only to catch some amazing fish, but also to take in the scenery and wildlife that Florida has to offer. Locate a charter fishing company that will meet the needs of your group in your next marine excursion.

Fat Cat Fishing Charters

Fat Cat Fishing Charters is located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Tampa Bay area. This charter services the areas of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Specializing in off shore, deep sea fishing and also bay fishing, Fat Cat offers prime fishing locales on the Gulf.

All tackle, bait and gear is included in the price of each trip. Popular catches in the area include tarpon, shark, kingfish, grouper, flounder, redfish, spotted trout and bluefish. Fat Cat also knows the hot spots to take anglers, including some of the most remote shipwrecks, reefs, canals, piers, estuaries and ship channels on the gulf.

Enjoy productive fishing near the beach and Florida mangroves while sight-seeing for manatee or birds that are native to the area. Prices start at $300 for a half day of chartered fishing.

Fat Cat Fishing Charters
5420 65th Terrace North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-522-4301
fatcatfishingcharters.net

Back Country and Ocean Charters

Captain Bob Fernicola leads his charter boats at Back Country and Ocean Charters, among the offshore waters of Key Largo. A dive master, U.S.C.G. Captain and registered Everglades guide, you will be in good hands.

If you are visiting the keys and would like to experience a variety of types of ocean fishing, Captain Bob has the equipment you need to have a productive fishing excursion. Located on the docks of the Key Largo Waterway, you will be able to experience fishing for some of the area's finest species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, snapper, grouper, wahoo, sailfish and over 30 other species native to this tropical area of the state.

Captain Bob takes anglers to the backcountry in the Florida Bay which is a marshy area where the Everglades dominate. Experience the wildlife native to the area while fishing for your favorite redfish or snook. You can operate both a flats boat for shorelines and bays, or a center console open fisherman for deep sea fishing and the rougher waters of the Atlantic. Prices start at $375 per person for four hours.

Back Country and Ocean Charters at the Florida Bay Club
Mile Marker 103.5
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-3322
keys-backcountry-fishing.com

Silver Lining

Captain Ed Shields heads the Silver Lining fishing charter vessel in Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida. The Silver Lining is a 46-foot custom fisherman equipped and licensed to handle up to 16 passengers.

You can travel to several panhandle locations in the Gulf of Mexico including Destin, Florida. Fully equipped with gear, bait and tackle, you can enjoy your trip while staff clean, pack and bag your catch. Popular catches include cobia, amberjack, mackerel, scamp and triggerfish. Most fishing is a combination of offshore and deep sea fishing. Prices start at $640 for six people for four hours.

Silver Lining
641 Pompano Avenue
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548
850-243-7304
flatfish.com

Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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