If you’re ready to discover fishing in Clearwater, we’ve got you covered with Clearwater Flats Fishing.

These waters are known for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Black Drum, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Grunt, Jack Crevalle, and more.  Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The crew can even clean your catch for you. Have a cooler ready in the car!

Capt. Rob will bring you aboard a 22’ Bay boat with a capacity for 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Kids are welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. It’s never a bad idea to bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen (non-spray), and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Clearwater Flats Fishing will make it easy for you to go fishing in Clearwater. So, how about booking that trip?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $600
    We will get you on the fish! We spend the gas and engine hours to provide you and your party with a scenic experience in addition to catching fish. We see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and sharks daily, as well as a wide range of bird species.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Clearwater Flats Fishing

Clearwater Flats Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Clearwater Flats Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Clearwater Flats Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Clearwater Flats Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Bass and Crappie)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Clearwater Flats Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Clearwater Flats Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Robert Scholl
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2023
Meet Captain Rob, a native Floridian and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer who has spent his life exploring the pristine waters of Florida. With his deep connection to the fish, waters, and wildlife, he possesses a wealth of knowledge about the region. Hailing from Tarpon Springs and a proud graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Captain Rob brings a unique blend of local expertise and academic background to his fishing adventures. With his experience in Fish and Wildlife, Captain Rob prioritizes your safety, success, and enjoyment, ensuring you have an unforgettable and educational experience on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Kenner (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Bass and Crappie
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Great day out fishing! My son caught 16 fish and absolutely loved it!
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Shemul S.
Rangpur City, Bangladesh
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall
Great day fishing! Was windy and Captain Rob still found places that had fish.
Shemul S. recommends Clearwater Flats Fishing
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Joel A. W.
Seattle, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Overall

We caught 10 fish

Half Day Trip on March 12, 2024
Toured the Clearwater area on the boat and stopped to fish a bunch of beautiful spots.  Very professional guide
Joel A. W. recommends Clearwater Flats Fishing
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The captain canceled

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