Prime Tide Fishing Charters

46 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater FL, United States

When it comes down to light tackle inshore fishing in Florida, Prime Tide Fishing Charters should be your number one choice. From the shallow grass flats, ledges and reefs, intercoastal waterways, and nearshore waters around Clearwater, to the finest nearshore grounds in North Tampa Bay, there is a trip for you.

The company is run and operated by Captain Austin Mcwhorter. An enthusiastic angler and a patient guide, Austin has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to put you on top of the hottest bite possible.

He will take you out aboard a 24’ Sheaffer Marine center console, fresh on the water in 2017. This spacious vessel can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 50 knots thanks to its 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat has a shallow draft to fish the inshore areas and provides an exceptionally dry and stable ride.

This seaworthy vessel is rigged out with top-notch electronics to precisely put you on the fish and keep you safe with its satellite weather overlay. Its Simrad GPS and fishfinder will build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding, while the wireless trolling motor will ensure a quiet ride. There is also a VHF radio, two live wells, a cooler, and plenty of storage. The only thing that’s missing is you!

With Prime Tide Fishing Charters, you will be able to get your hands on anything from Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, and Hogfish to Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tripletail, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and many other species.

All trips depart from either the Belleair Causeway/Seminole St. Boat Ramps in Clearwater and the Cove Cay Marina on the west side of Tampa Bay.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This full-day trip will include the use of quality gear, tackle, and bait to land Hogfish, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, and more. You will need to bring your sunscreen, drinks, and snacks. The departure location will depend on the season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Aug
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a Tarpon trip that will run from May until mid-August. Everything will be provided to catch the 'Silver King." Please note, that the launching location will depend on the weather/conditions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water and get your hands on Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Hogfish, Grouper, and many more. All tackle, bait, and gear to land a trophy fish are supplied, along with drinking water. Bring your sunscreen and snacks/drinks. The launching location will depend on the season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Hogfish, Grouper etc. All of the tackle, bait, and equipment needed to catch your trophy fish is supplied, as well as drinking water, just bring sunscreen and any snacks and drinks you may want on the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This morning trip will take you targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Hogfish, Grouper, and other species. All tackle, bait, and equipment needed to catch your trophy fish will be supplies, as well as drinking water. Just bring sunscreen and any drinks/snacks you may want on the trip. The departure location will depend on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Hogfish, and more. You will be provided with bait, tackle, and all the gear needed to land that trophy fish. Drinking water is also supplied, just bring your own snacks and sunscreen. Please note, that the launching location will depend on the season.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sheaffer Marine (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha F300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Austin McWhorter
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
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Living in Florida, I grew a passion towards fishing. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing from a young age and always dreamed of doing it as a full-time job. Having the local knowledge and over two decades of experience in the area has given me the chance to turn my passion into my career and that is something I am thankful for every day. Being able to give people the experience of catching trophy fish is what it is all about for me.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

Clearwater Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Fished July 9, 2018
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My 2 brothers, father and I had a great time with Austin.  We spent the early morning targeting Snook on a jetty and pulled in about a half dozen between the 4 of us.  On our way to the late morning flats spot for Redfish, we stopped for 30 minutes to make our attempt at some Tarpon.  We had no intention of fishing for Tarpon originally but we were interested to have Austin explain to us on how the process works and what his approach is for targeting them. The late afternoon was spent on a grass flat throwing at a school of Redfish.  All 4 of us hooked up simultaneously within minutes of locating the school.  We pulled in 7-8 of them in the 90 minutes we spent there.

All in all, Austin was very personable, more than helpful and highly recommendable.

Fished June 15, 2018
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We had a great time. The captain was great, all four kids had a ball! We’ll definately try to go again!

Fished June 14, 2018
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