Clearwater

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Clearwater Fishing Charters

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Clearwater: 310 fishing charters available

Wet Lines Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
Clearwater
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Full Throttle Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $300

All American Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $300

Flats Monster

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(158 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $550

Rebel Coast Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(294 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $350

JT Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Clearwater
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Neptune Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
Clearwater
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Reel Passion Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Clearwater
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Tide Flies Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $325

Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Clearwater

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Clearwater fishing trip is $514, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $925 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Clearwater are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Clearwater are:

Many fishing charters in Clearwater 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 Clearwater are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Clearwater?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Clearwater are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $316
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $528
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $729
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $930
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,000

Clearwater fishing charters have been putting anglers on the fish of their dreams for decades. Whether you cast your line on the legendary Tampa Bay or enjoy the red-hot bite on the Gulf of Mexico, good times on the water are all but guaranteed.
 
The main appeal of Clearwater is that its fisheries are as diverse as they are rich. Inshore waters are the playground of Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout, to name a few popular species. The nearshore waters sport excellent Cobia, Mackerel, Black Seabass, Snapper, and Grouper bite.
 
If you’re itching to go after the offshore superstars, then be ready for longer trips to reach the best fishing spots 20–70 miles from land. Here, you can do some bottom fishing for Grouper, Red Snapper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. If you prefer trolling, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and even Sailfish are in the cards.
 
Book a half day inshore excursion, and spend several hours enjoying fishing with your family. Both shared and private nearshore/offshore trips are on offer, so take your pick based on your fishing preferences.
 
Fishing in Clearwater is a way of life, so fishing tournaments are an inseparable part of the social schedule. The Old Salt Fishing Foundation organizes numerous tournaments over the year, including the most popular semi-annual “King of the Beach” and Loop Billfish Tournament.
 
In Clearwater, there’s something for every fishing appetite. Find your next angling adventure and rest assured that Clearwater fishing charters will make it happen!
 

Rules & Regulations

Anglers who go fishing with a professional guide have it easy – all the licenses are included in the price of the trip, for your maximum comfort. If you’re fishing solo, remember to buy an appropriate fishing license and stay in the loop about the local regulations.
Clearwater
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Winter temperatures in Clearwater are pretty comfortable, so this is a great time to get out on the water. Head to Old Tampa Bay for some Gator Trout or fish the canals for a large variety of species. Offshore, Groupers respond to live bait.
 
February
Winter fishing continues, with a lot of the action coming from offshore bottom fishing. Stay inshore and stalk the flats and residential canals for big Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and an occasional Redfish.
March
Spring is just around the corner, and the bite in Clearwater is going to the next level. The first Tarpon begin to appear and Snook emerge from their winter hiding holes. King and Spanish Mackerel are passing by the beaches.
April
King Mackerel fishing is through the charts! Enjoy the “Spring King of the Beach” tournament, and raise funds for local charities while putting your fishing skills to the test. The Redfish bite is excellent inshore.
May
The Tarpon season begins in earnest, and most inshore Clearwater charters get completely booked up. The Snook season closes in May, but they are still great fun to catch and release. Offshore, Snapper fishing is very good.

 

June
Come June, Tarpon fishing is in full swing! This is the best time to catch the Silver King - if you can find a spot on the water to do so, that is. The Red Snapper season is open and Snook is spawning on the beaches, perfect for incredible catch and release fishing.
July
Clearwater's white sandy beaches are filled with vacationers, making a fishing charter a unique way to relax. Head offshore for amazing Grouper and Red Snapper fishing or venture even further out and target gorgeous Blackfin Tuna.
August
It’s hot, hot, hot on the water with some small chance of storms to ease the humidity. Offshore Bottom fishing is good, while Tarpon and Snook are still wreaking havoc inshore. Avoid the unyielding sun by booking a night fishing trip.
 
September
It’s finally a bit easier to breathe and with the lower water temperatures come King and Spanish Mackerel on their southwards migration. Baitfish invade the local waters with Redfish and more on their tails. Fishing is hot!
October
Fall fishing in Clearwater is top-notch, and both quantity and quality of King Mackerel attract anglers from far and wide. A little known fact is that there is still some good Tarpon fishing to be done along Clearwater Beach at this time of year. 
November
Inshore, Redfish is hungry and ready to pounce your hook just as Trout begin to re-appear in the cooler waters. Head offshore to grapple with Amberjack for a good workout or target Snappers and Groupers over reefs and wrecks.
December
December is a high tourist season in Clearwater, so book your accommodation well in advance. Fishing is not to be written off – you’ll find some impressive Grouper offshore, as well as Black Drum, Redfish, and Trout inshore.

Clearwater Fishing Calendar

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If it is hot then get out of the intercontinental area and go out about 2- 3 miles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it is hot then get out of the intercontinental area and go out about 2- 3 miles
Len  S.
Len S. Lisle, IL
Utilize the o Local guides. You will gain a considerable amount of knowledge.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Utilize the o Local guides. You will gain a considerable amount of knowledge.
William  K.
William K. Schenectady, NY
Ask to catch lots of fish, they will put you on a spot to do that, if you ask to catch big fish, they will put you on the spot but if fish do not cooperate well then you won't catch fish. But in the first spot once you start catching fish you never know, you could catch something big .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to catch lots of fish, they will put you on a spot to do that, if you ask to catch big fish, they will put you on the spot but if fish do not cooperate well then you won't catch fish. But in the first spot once you start catching fish you never know, you could catch something big .
Donald  L.
Donald L. Grand Rapids, MI
Make sure your guide is experienced and friendly. He took us out and did everything that we wanted to do. We went fishing, boating, looked for dolphins etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your guide is experienced and friendly. He took us out and did everything that we wanted to do. We went fishing, boating, looked for dolphins etc.
Lori  G.
Lori G. Lorain, OH
Plenty of reef and inshore species to target. Don’t expect a deep water pelagic experience. The shelf here doesn’t get to blue water until many miles offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of reef and inshore species to target. Don’t expect a deep water pelagic experience. The shelf here doesn’t get to blue water until many miles offshore.
Kevin  L.
Kevin L. Cleveland, OH
Highly recommend they go see Greg & Brett. They’ll make their day a true adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend they go see Greg & Brett. They’ll make their day a true adventure.
Joe  D.  B.
Joe D. B. Los Angeles, California
We fished at night, and it was a beautiful evening, lots of fun! Didn't have to worry about sunscreen or daytime heat. Thank you for offering the night trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished at night, and it was a beautiful evening, lots of fun! Didn't have to worry about sunscreen or daytime heat. Thank you for offering the night trip!
David  H.
David H. Greencastle, IN
While we weren’t fishing for big fish, we were able to catch a bunch of fish to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
While we weren’t fishing for big fish, we were able to catch a bunch of fish to eat.
Anna  G.
Anna G. PUEBLO DEP AC, CO
Plan for a change in the weather, we had a cold front and wind force us to reschedule.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for a change in the weather, we had a cold front and wind force us to reschedule.
Chad  S.
Chad S. Winter Park, Florida
If you want to catch alot of great eating fish this is the trip. If you are in it for the fight of big fish take all day deep water trip
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to catch alot of great eating fish this is the trip. If you are in it for the fight of big fish take all day deep water trip
ANDREW  F.
ANDREW F. Liberty Center, OH
Go fishing with CPT Mike. Very knowledgeable about his job. Easy to talk to. My brother and I had a blast catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing with CPT Mike. Very knowledgeable about his job. Easy to talk to. My brother and I had a blast catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time.
Kenneth  S.
Kenneth S. Millsboro, DE
Hire a guide who knows the area. Read comments from guests. A guide obviously cannot guarantee catching fish but if he knows the area, he knows where the productive areas are. We knew nothing about Clearwater or fishing in February. Feedback from customers is your best source in choosing a guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a guide who knows the area. Read comments from guests. A guide obviously cannot guarantee catching fish but if he knows the area, he knows where the productive areas are. We knew nothing about Clearwater or fishing in February. Feedback from customers is your best source in choosing a guide.
Ron  K.
Ron K. Richmond, VA
Book a trip with Coastal Chaos and you’ll have fun. It was very hot and that hampered the bite a bit, but that is nothing anyone can control.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Coastal Chaos and you’ll have fun. It was very hot and that hampered the bite a bit, but that is nothing anyone can control.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Lodi, CA
Definitely go with High Tide crew, they will show you everything you need to know as far as where the fish are and what to expect. Very knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go with High Tide crew, they will show you everything you need to know as far as where the fish are and what to expect. Very knowledgeable.
Chad  D.
Chad D. United States
If you're going in the warmer days of the year, like late June, book off-shore trips. The in-shore waters are just a bit too warm, and this boats draft isn't suitable for fishing among the mangroves for fish like snook and the like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going in the warmer days of the year, like late June, book off-shore trips. The in-shore waters are just a bit too warm, and this boats draft isn't suitable for fishing among the mangroves for fish like snook and the like.
Allan  L.
Allan L. Rockwall, TX
Book a half day or full day trip as that will give you more time to fish in the deep water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a half day or full day trip as that will give you more time to fish in the deep water.
Andre  A.
Andre A. Greensboro, NC
John was an excellent guide and got us to where the fish were and we had several bites. With the size restrictions on fish we only had a few keepers; then again, that is just part of fishing. If we go to Clearwater area again we will definitely contact John.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
John was an excellent guide and got us to where the fish were and we had several bites. With the size restrictions on fish we only had a few keepers; then again, that is just part of fishing. If we go to Clearwater area again we will definitely contact John.
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Hallowell, KS
Go outside the Breakwater. But, then I have very, very limited experience to answer this question: just one time out I only know that in 3 hours we got very few bites, and only 1 caught fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go outside the Breakwater. But, then I have very, very limited experience to answer this question: just one time out I only know that in 3 hours we got very few bites, and only 1 caught fish.
Allen  B.
Allen B. South Pasadena, CA
We had a great time! Thank you Captain Logan! We caught a variety of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time! Thank you Captain Logan! We caught a variety of fish!
Steve  B.
Steve B. Enion, IL
Get up early and go for a dawn start - the fish were virtually throwing themselves at the boat for the first couple of hours!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get up early and go for a dawn start - the fish were virtually throwing themselves at the boat for the first couple of hours!
Joe  D.
Joe D. Coventry, England

Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
Great Capt very knowledgeable and personable ,tried real hard to.make it a great experience
Brett  F.
Brett F. Kittery, ME
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Very knowledgeable of the waters. Very helpful to everyone. My grandsons and I will be back!
Danny  I.
Danny I. Williamstown, PA
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
He was all about getting us on fish. Post hurricane blow out picked up trout, ladies and one red fish. He put in work and gas had a nice time got some knowledge We'll be back in June .
Russell  K.
Russell K. Eaton, CO
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
I would highly recommend, very hard working Captain that goes to get lengths to find the fish
Jeff  G.
Jeff G. Naples, FL
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
Enjoyed this fishing trip very much. The captain and his mate was very knowledgeable, polite, helpful in every way and ensured our trip was worth it.I have been on allot chartered trips and this one was one of the best. Thank you captain
Mitchell  F.
Mitchell F. Virginia Beach, VA
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Gave us everything we wanted even after the storm he tried very hard to catch fish and we did great kid
Chris  M.
Chris M. Stockton, NJ
Rockstar Charter Fishing
Rockstar Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
Not much action from the fish. They were still hanging out on the bottom after the storm. Still had a relaxing enjoyable outing.
Todd  Z.
Todd Z. Jacksonville, FL
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
I will say that anyone who wants a great fishing experience should go with this Captain he knows what he is doing and will make sure you catch fish and have a great time! DJ is awesome and makes sure you have everything you need to have a good time!
Scott  J.
Scott J. Allentown, PA
All American Adventures
All American Adventures
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Matt was great! Had all the gear and everything we needed for a great morning of fishing. Very helpful with everything and the 3 of us had an awesome experience out on the water. Will definitely be fishing with him again in the future!
Mackenzie  G.
Mackenzie G. Odessa, Florida
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
We had a blast. Caught a bunch of fish and Captain Zach was great with our kids. Worth every penny!
Daniel  E.
Daniel E. Winter Garden, FL
Rockstar Charter Fishing
Rockstar Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
Jason and Brett were great and very knowledgeable. Knew exactly where to go and what to use in each location. Great trip!
Todd  L.
Todd L. Rochester Hills, MI
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Had a great day in the north part of Tampa Bay. We caught redfish, snook and trout. Captain Jeremy had plenty of bait and tackle, super knowledgeable and patient. Awesome day
Ray  G.
Ray G. Dacula, GA
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
We had an absolutely amazing time with Captain Jason!! Friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and lots of fun! He was so kind to fillet all of the fish that our family caught and recommend a few places for us to have it cooked up. Highly recommend this trip and we will definitely come back for another, longer, adventure 😊
Jim  G.
Jim G. Waubeka, WI
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
We did a sunset 4-8pM trip with Jason. He is an outstanding fisherman, guide and host. He's super knowledgeable, friendly and well worth the time to get out on the water with. We caught a variety of small fish, and encountered a large stingray as well. A fun trip for my son, and my brother while in Clearwater for the weekend. I definitely recommend him.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Winchester, MA
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Had fun catching fish to bring back to Buffalo NY to eat. Captain very attentive and friendly. Had a great time.
Steven  T.
Steven T. North Tonawanda, NY
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
We had a great time fishing & caught a bunch of fish! We would recommend and go again!
Aimee  P.
Aimee P. Kronenwetter, WI
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(154 reviews)
We did a half day trip and had a great time. Captain Garrett was awesome! Super chill, knowledgeable and attentive to what we wanted and needed. We were able to be hands on as much or little as we wanted based on our comfort level. There wasn’t a sun shade on the boat so just make sure you put on sun block and dress accordingly. Would definitely recommend!!
Jason  R.
Jason R. Dalton Gardens, ID
Reel Passion Charters
Reel Passion Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Captain Nick made our first trip fun we even booked the next day. He is awesome. We had a great time.
Travis  S.
Travis S. Belgrade, MT
Custom Charters
Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
We had a great day with Captain Chuck. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area waters. Everyone caught some fish.
Lisa  L.
Lisa L. Seminole, Florida
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Best fishing charter ever hands down . Caught so many fish almost got tired of fishing . He knows this area very well. would highly recommend and will be going again.
William  D.
William D. Dunedin, Florida

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