John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions invites you out for an unforgettable fishing experience in Clearwater, FL. With more than three decades of experience under his belt, Captain John prides himself on being able to provide a tailored trip for anyone who decides to set sail with him. His extensive knowledge of the local fishery will make for a trip to remember.

The boat you will be on is a 23’ Mako center console that’s equipped with a 200 HP Mercury engine. It also comes with a trolling motor and fighting chair for when you’re grappling with a big one! With plenty of room for up to four anglers, it’s very much suitable for friends & family trips.

Depending on what you want to go after, you can target species like Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more besides. Come Tarpon season, you can also test your mettle against a Silver King if you feel you’re up to the challenge. If you plan on taking the kids along, then a Shark trip might be the best choice because the little ones adore them.

Captain John will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with the required fishing licenses. You are welcome to keep whatever you catch, which John will clean and bag following the trip for your convenience. Bring some drinks and snacks, as well as a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re all good to go.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Longer trips are a great option for either visiting more closer spots or going a bit further out to see what's biting. The local inshore and nearshore waters are full with Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Sharks, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    Shorter trips are a great way to get acquainted with the local fishery. You will be fishing the inshore waters near Clearwater that are home to the likes of Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with all the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $500
    A Shark trip is a fun for the whole family. Among the Sharks you can see near Clearwater are Blacktips, Hammerheads, and Bonnetheads. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with all the fishing licenses necessary. We supply bottled water and ice for your comfort.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $429
    A Shark trip is a safe, fun family activity. Some of the Sharks you can see in the local waters include Blacktips, Hammerheads, and Bonnetheads. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with all the fishing licenses necessary. We supply bottled water and ice for your comfort.
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About the Captain

John O'Hanlon
Clearwater, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2014
Captain John O'Hanlon has been fishing local waters for more than 35 years now. He started off by scuba diving at the age of 12 and has not looked back since. While he has retired from tournament fishing, he still has the know-how which he is more than happy to share with all his guests. His main goal is to make sure everyone on his boat has a memorable time.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Opti Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Family fishing trip
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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3 hour shark fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing on July 20, 2019
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Shark trip inshore 3 hr trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing on March 27, 2019
The captain called and we had to cancel due to weather, he hooked me up with his partner captain Keith the next day and he...
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Riverview, Florida
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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore on July 28, 2019
Kids had a great time !
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore on May 31, 2019
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing on April 1, 2019
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FAQs about John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater offers the following trips to customers:
  • $379 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon