Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter

Want to catch big fish on a fast boat? Then hop aboard “Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter”! You’ll set off into offshore waters and bottom fish for a ton of tasty critters with Captain Gary Huggins. He’s a second generation Florida fisherman whose number 1 priority is making sure you have a great fishing experience.

Hop aboard his 29’ Everglades center console with plenty of room for 6 anglers to fish comfortably. She’s powered by twin Yamaha 250 HP engines that get you to those productive offshore grounds fast! Extras including the latest in navigational and FishFinder technology, as well as a high end stereo system make your trip even better.

Capt. Gary is USCG licensed and has the permits to get you fishing beyond the 9 mile state water limit. Bottom fishing is the name of the game here and you’ll head up to 40 miles out in search of Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, and Amberjack. You can also do some trolling for other fish that call these waters home including Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel!

Whether it’s your first fish or your trophy catch, the top-notch Penn gear on board won’t let you down when reeling them in. Capt. Gary also provides bait, licenses, and snorkeling equipment for all 6 guests. If you’re happy with the service a 15-20% tip is customary.

Bring along any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy while on the water and feel free to store them in the cooler on board. You should also pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. All that’s left to do is hop aboard and make some epic memories with Clearwater Beach Fishing Charter!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Head up to 40 miles offshore on this 8-hour fishing adventure! You’ll bottom fish in the Gulf of Mexico for a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass and Amberjack. You also have the option to troll for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Mackerel. All of your gear and bait is provided. Just bring drinks and snacks to keep you going and set off!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Explore the vibrant reefs and live bottoms up to 30 miles out on this 6-hour bottom fishing adventure! Hook the likes of monster Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. If you want to go after a wider range of fish once offshore you can also target Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and Tuna! Gear and bait are taken care of just bring drinks and snacks and head out!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Head up to 15 miles into the Gulf for some of the most productive reefs and live bottoms around! Cast your line for the likes of Snapper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. It’s a great way for anglers of all skill levels to stock the cooler or land that trophy catch. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Gear and live bait are already on board.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip – 2 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $345
    price breakdown
    $345
    This is a quick inshore trip combining light fishing, dolphin watching and sightseeing. Our catch will vary with what is in season at the time. The boat usually goes just outside the Clearwater Pass with a short tour of the bay. Good Trip for young kids and guests who have never been on a boat. Departure times can vary on this trip. Please contact Captain for availability.
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About the Captain

Gary Huggins
Belleair Bluffs, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Captain Gary’s father was one of Florida’s early Billfishing Captains out of Pensacola Beach and Islamorada. Capt. Gary was out catching Marlins while other kids were skateboarding! After graduating from college, he found himself in Texas and continued to offshore fish on the Texas and Louisiana Coasts. He currently captains the “Reel Bliss”, a 29’ Everglades out of Clearwater Beach. Everything necessary for making your offshore fishing trip a success is provided, including a USCG licensed experienced Captain and top-notch gear. Everyone from the novice first-timer to the seasoned pro is welcome aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Everglades (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha Offshore engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 51 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Don N.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Amazing offshore experience

5 Hour – Half Day on July 29, 2020
Capt. Gary is the real deal! Half day, offshore trip and he put us on the fish from start to finish. He was waiting for us...
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Leighana C.
Louisville, KY
 5.00
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Hands down the best!

Full Day Trip on June 11, 2020
Captain Gary gave us one of the best days of our lives. The boat and all of his equipment was top notch. We caught fish left...
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Taylor B.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Perfect Day

5 Hour – Half Day on August 11, 2020
Captain Gary was a phenomenal guide and I would fish with him any time. He put us on fish all day and was very knowledgeable....
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J S.
United States
 5.00
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Great for kids

February 19, 2020
What a great trip we had with Capt Gary!  He got the ages of our kids to make sure he had tackle that was appropriate....
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John H.
Largo, Florida
 5.00
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Fish on all day long!!!

Full Day Trip on February 9, 2020
What a great day fishing with Captain Gary!  Caught all kinds of fish! A swarm of Dolfin surrounded the boat and...
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