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Bradenton Fishing Charters

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4.9 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Bradenton

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Bradenton, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Bradenton

The average price for a private 4 hour Bradenton fishing trip is $566, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $795 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Bradenton that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Bradenton are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Bradenton are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Bradenton are:

Many fishing charters in Bradenton provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Bradenton are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Bradenton?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Bradenton are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $350
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $534
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $535
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $725
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $942
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,400

If you’re on an angling adventure on the west coast of Florida, you shouldn’t skip Bradenton. And if you hit these prolific waters on one of Bradenton fishing charters, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. To find your trophy catch, take your pick between Manatee River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the vast expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Did we mention that Bradenton has quick access to three major bays of Florida? This means superb fishing wherever you go. Schools of Snook, Redfish, and Trout lurk in shallow waters, and let’s not forget about the amazing Tarpon action in Tampa Bay. In the deeper areas, you could land Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Jack Crevalle.
 
Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Hogfish, and a variety of Snapper are at your disposal in the offshore waters. If you’re looking for the ultimate test of your angling skills, once you make it past the 60-mile mark, you can hope to get Amberjack, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi. Finally, on the gorgeous Manatee River, you can hook Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, and Gar.
 
With such a variety of waterways, you can find just about any charter trip under the sun. Maybe you’re here to land the Tarpon of your life, maybe you’re relaxing with your best fishing buddies, and maybe you’re teaching your little ones how to fish. Whatever your plan is, there will be a guide out there that can make it happen.
 
Bradenton sports gorgeous beaches and take-your-breath-away fishing that is open year-round. It’s truly a combo you shouldn’t miss out on!
 

Rules & Regulations

Solo anglers in Bradenton should have an appropriate fishing license before they head out and they should be familiar with local regulations and daily limits. If you decide to go with one of the Bradenton fishing charters, all the licenses are provided and your captain will let you know all the rules.

Bradenton
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27933 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Inshore, you can get Reds and Black Drum. The offshore waters offer some Sailfish, but you need to travel far. Lakes and rivers offer fine fishing and are not crowded.
February
You can expect some Reds and Black Drum, as well as good Trout in Tampa Bay. Out there, there are some Wahoos, but really far. If the weather serves you, the freshwater bite is solid.
March
The action is slowly picking up, with Redish, Snook, and other inshore fellas biting. You can get some Mackerel around reefs, but Amberjack you can always count on. They come in impressive sizes, too!
April
It’s time for the Wahoo spring run, so offshore waters will be a treasure trove. You can also get some Trout inshore, as well as Flounder, and the always reliable Redfish. Mahi Mahi are also starting to make an appearance.
May
It’s official, Mahi Mahi are back in town! They are biting offshore, so if you’re ready for some top-notch action, this is THE time to head out. Tarpon are out there in solid numbers, and Amberjack lurk around the seafloor, ready to pounce your hook.
June
While freshwater fishing is slowing down, offshore festivities are just starting. Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Snapper, and Grouper are all there for the taking. Fishing in the bays could yield excellent Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and so much more.
July
The hottest month of the year is here, and so are Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and Triggerfish around the reef bottoms. You can also snatch Mahi Mahi, some odd Wahoo, Kings, and more. Blackfin Tuna are roaming the bluewater, if they tickle your fancy.
August
It’s all about the Silver King in Tampa Bay! There, Tarpon are biting ferociously, and you can go after a variety of inshore superstars as well. In the offshore universe, Wahoo, King, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and Snapper reign supreme.
September
In September, head to the Bradenton rivers, because the freshwater action is too good to miss. Crappie, Bass, Catfish, and Bream are the most common catches. Offshore, you can get Wahoo, Amberjack, and of course, King Mackerel.
October
It’s Wahoo time again! They’re passing by in all shapes and sizes and both local and tourist anglers will have a blast reeling them in. Inshore, Reds and Black Drum are hungry and waiting. You should also check out lakes and rivers for some Bass.
November
Inshore action is all about Drum, whether it’s Red or Black. The peak season is over, but that only means fewer people on rivers and lakes that are still full of fish. Out there, you could snatch a wide array of bottom dwellers.
December
This is the beauty of Florida winter – even now, the fishing is on fire! In the freshwater, you can get Bream, Bass, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Offshore, you can fish for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack.

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Book with Captain Bill! Extremely knowledgeable for anglers just starting out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Bill! Extremely knowledgeable for anglers just starting out.
Hanna  A.
Hanna A.
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Joey  B.
Joey B.
The flats is the place to fish during the hot summer months on the reefs no need to go out long distance and take away from time catching fish. We caught more in the flats near Land
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The flats is the place to fish during the hot summer months on the reefs no need to go out long distance and take away from time catching fish. We caught more in the flats near Land
Ronnie  C.
Ronnie C. Bradenton, Florida
Great experience, learn a lot , non stop action even though 90 out, go early.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience, learn a lot , non stop action even though 90 out, go early.
John  S.
John S. Bradenton, FL
If you're going in July, it will be hot. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Go early in the morning, and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going in July, it will be hot. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Go early in the morning, and have fun!
Dale  B.
Dale B. Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Summer snook dominate this area. Its a shock even if you are used to fishing in Pinellas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Summer snook dominate this area. Its a shock even if you are used to fishing in Pinellas.
Al  K.
Al K. Tarpon Springs, FL
We caught some trout and red snapper but the snapper weren’t quite big enough, we also caught some puffed fish, a ton of catfish, a shark,, and a couple grouper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught some trout and red snapper but the snapper weren’t quite big enough, we also caught some puffed fish, a ton of catfish, a shark,, and a couple grouper
Leslie  W.
Leslie W.
The marina was not what I expected. It is a public boat launch. But that doesn't matter as long as you are safely in and out of the water.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The marina was not what I expected. It is a public boat launch. But that doesn't matter as long as you are safely in and out of the water.
Greg  W.
Greg W. Boone, NC
Be flexible with your Captain, they understand the conditions and waters. There is a lot to consider when you go out. And keep in mind they are trying their best to give you a great experience, so be kind to them. They can’t make the fish bite- just enjoy being on the water and the experience. Bring food, water and sunscreen (hats, long sleeved SPF shirts), and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible with your Captain, they understand the conditions and waters. There is a lot to consider when you go out. And keep in mind they are trying their best to give you a great experience, so be kind to them. They can’t make the fish bite- just enjoy being on the water and the experience. Bring food, water and sunscreen (hats, long sleeved SPF shirts), and enjoy.
Ashley  H.
Ashley H. Sarasota, Florida
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Mark  S.
Mark S. Grand Rapids, MI
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Ron  K.
Ron K. The Villages, FL
Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Pine River, MN
Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
David  R.
David R. Welcome, MD
If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
James  L.
James L. Saint CLR SHORES, MI
Do it. It’s fun, relaxing and enjoyable to catch fish from a boat. I would recommend Captain Kirby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it. It’s fun, relaxing and enjoyable to catch fish from a boat. I would recommend Captain Kirby.
Donald  W.
Donald W. Greenwood, IN
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Midlothian, TX
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Valrico, FL
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Michael  L.  H.
Michael L. H. Mooresville, IN
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Bill  P.
Bill P. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Get ready to battle Snook and call Capt. Jared and u will catch a load and have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready to battle Snook and call Capt. Jared and u will catch a load and have a great time!
Michael  K.
Michael K. Chicago, Illinois

Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great experience. Charlie worked hard to keep us on the fish. We caught some Spanish mackerel, grouper, flounder, snook. He still enjoys what he does and it shows. Great boat, equipment, and communication. Look forward to heading out with him again soon.
Rick  L.
Rick L.
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
What a great morning fishing with Captain Charlie! He was so laid back, patient with our kids, and so knowledgeable about the fishing spots. We caught so much Makerel! Then the local restaurant cooked it for us. Such a cool experience! I highly recommend it!!!
Tina  W.
Tina W.
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
A excellent day on the water with Captain Charlie! He works tirelessly to make sure everyone in your party has a great time. We will definitely book his charter again!
Michael  A.
Michael A.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Highly recommend! Awesome Captain (Zac), highly knowledgeable and sea worthy! Zac and Ralph are very personable and know the spots to fish. They are all about making it a good time for the guests. Boat was nice and well equipped with brand new engines to boot. Well worth the price we paid and brought home fish to eat! Thank you Zac and Ralph we will be back.
David  K.
David K.
Wax’em Fishing Charters
Wax’em Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Awesome day with Capt Austin. Got us to the fish and helped make the day a success. Highly recommend Wax’Em. So fuch fun. Can’t wait till next time. Thanks Capt Austin!
Darren  A.
Darren A.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Kirby. Whether you’re an avid fishermen or first time, he makes it so fun and enjoyable. Caught lots of trout and snook. Definitely will be booking him again!
Lynn  G.
Lynn G.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Alex did an amazing job! My two grandsons loved the experience. Will definitely be booking another trip with Captain Kirby again!
Mark  F.
Mark F.
Chummy Fishing Charters
Chummy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
We had an absolute amazing day! Great fishing and great captain. Caught tons of fish and had a bunch of laughs!
John  W.
John W.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Very knowledgeable and super friendly! Caught lots of fish and had a ton of fun! Highly recommend!! Thanks for a great day!
Jenny  H.
Jenny H.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Capt Alex Kirby was outstanding! He put us on fish all day and is a very nice guy. It was a fun day and will definitely go with him again!
Derek  P.
Derek P.
Skyway Fishing Tours
Skyway Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We absolutely loved Captain Bill and Nancy his first mate!! My husband and I took the 4 hour trip with them. We caught multiple fish and Captain Bill was extremely knowledgeable about everything Sarasota/Bradenton fishing wise. Absolutely had a blast on the water and would recommend their fishing services to anyone who wants a great experience.
Hanna  A.
Hanna A.
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Nautical Native Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain Charlie is really on his game! He knows where to find the fish and exactly how to catch them. He put us on to over 10 species including an abundance of keepers. Highly recommend Nautical Native Fishing Adventures!
Michael  A.
Michael A.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Great day on the water, enjoyed the spots and weather was great! Captain Alex was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would recommend
Tyson  H.
Tyson H.
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
We had a great 4 hour trip with Taylor. We caught a lot of fish (snook, redfish, ladyfish, trout) and had a lot of fun. Would recommend booking a trip with Taylor.
Chrissy  C.
Chrissy C.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had so much fun! We saw dolphins and manatees, and we caught a variety of fish! We will definitely do it again! :)
Nathalia  D.
Nathalia D.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
We had the absolute best time today on our trip out with Niche Too. The Captain Zac was hands down the best ever. His deckhand Ralph was awesome and very helpful. We had 3 adults and 3 kids under 14 on the trip and they were very patient and very helpful to all. I will for sure be back to go out again. Thank you guys for a memorable trip. The Brittons
Joey  B.
Joey B.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great day of fishing with Captain Brook for my grandson’s 9th birthday! Captain Brook is one of the best! We will definitely be booking another trip…. Night fishing by the Skyway Bridge!
Lisa  S.
Lisa S.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Thanks to the whole crew for a great trip out on the water. We made several stops and caught plenty of fish to eat on for a while. Appreciate the education on fishing out deep and look forward to going back out again next year.
Robert  S.
Robert S.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
First time out with his captain. He put us on the fish, and we had a great day. Brought in gag grouper, redfish, and trout. Great time.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B.
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(145 reviews)
Had an overall great time. Unfortunately did not catch any keeper fish, but the action was good.
Corbin  B.
Corbin B. United States

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