Clearwater Fishing Charters

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Clearwater Fishing Charters

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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 $546, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $991 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Clearwater are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $332
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $420
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $584
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $792
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $994
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,367
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,500

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 27954 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.

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I have fished Fresh water in Wisconsin/ Canada. I have fished salt water in Myrtle beach/ Key West / Punta Gorda and even Cabo San Lucas. Not every fishing trip produces non-stop action. Your guides know the area; communicate with them on what you are wanting to do. If they say that is not a good idea… trust them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I have fished Fresh water in Wisconsin/ Canada. I have fished salt water in Myrtle beach/ Key West / Punta Gorda and even Cabo San Lucas. Not every fishing trip produces non-stop action. Your guides know the area; communicate with them on what you are wanting to do. If they say that is not a good idea… trust them.
Robert  M.
Robert M.
Looking to make memories while catching a variety of fish? This is your spot.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Looking to make memories while catching a variety of fish? This is your spot.
Jeff  V.  P.
Jeff V. P.
Definately use a Charter to learn how to fish and what to fish for ass well as where to fish. These guys knew all of the above!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definately use a Charter to learn how to fish and what to fish for ass well as where to fish. These guys knew all of the above!
Bill  M.
Bill M.
Just show up and the captain does everything from baiting the hooks to netting and cleaning the fish for your transport home . Makes for the most enjoyable no stress fishing experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just show up and the captain does everything from baiting the hooks to netting and cleaning the fish for your transport home . Makes for the most enjoyable no stress fishing experience
James  C.
James C.
Book this trip, Captain accommodated our fish request. Fun and knowledgeable Captain. The kind of guy you want to drink beers with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book this trip, Captain accommodated our fish request. Fun and knowledgeable Captain. The kind of guy you want to drink beers with.
Chad  H.
Chad H.
Yes the captain and deckhand make it very easy to understand what to do and how to do it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes the captain and deckhand make it very easy to understand what to do and how to do it
Richard  P.
Richard P.
Wish we could’ve stayed out longer to try and catch more, but I was super satisfied with a 2 hour trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wish we could’ve stayed out longer to try and catch more, but I was super satisfied with a 2 hour trip!
Matt  M.
Matt M.
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Janessa  S.
Janessa S. Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Yes. Capt Jeremy is very patient and taught us a lot. We varying degrees of experience and he worked well with all of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Capt Jeremy is very patient and taught us a lot. We varying degrees of experience and he worked well with all of us.
Jay  R.
Jay R. New Port Richey, FL
Fishing just off sore was very exciting no big fish on our trip but caught fish left and ride plenty of fish to keep and plenty were thrown back
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing just off sore was very exciting no big fish on our trip but caught fish left and ride plenty of fish to keep and plenty were thrown back
Josh  H.
Josh H. Orlando, Florida
Find yourself a good charter too take out and show you the ins and outs, we used Neptune charters and absolutely loved it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find yourself a good charter too take out and show you the ins and outs, we used Neptune charters and absolutely loved it!
Zachary  E.
Zachary E. Dayton, OH
The water gets hot so find an expert who can find the fish. Fishing close to sure is difficult during the summer. Spend the money and get out to deeper waters and you’ll be happy you did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water gets hot so find an expert who can find the fish. Fishing close to sure is difficult during the summer. Spend the money and get out to deeper waters and you’ll be happy you did.
Timothy  W.
Timothy W. North Huntingdon, PA
Try to book and good during good weather. We went a day after tstorms. I think that affected the bite a little.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to book and good during good weather. We went a day after tstorms. I think that affected the bite a little.
Edward  H.
Edward H.
It can get pretty hot in July so I would highly recommend the early morning trip. If you do the afternoon, I would recommend more than a couple of hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can get pretty hot in July so I would highly recommend the early morning trip. If you do the afternoon, I would recommend more than a couple of hours.
Eric  P.
Eric P. Chantilly, VA
Pick an experienced charter captain and listen to the guidance they give. The fish in the area are highly pressured a d the experience Guide will make the difference.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick an experienced charter captain and listen to the guidance they give. The fish in the area are highly pressured a d the experience Guide will make the difference.
Bill  K.
Bill K. Schenectady, NY
Get a good captain and be ready to work hard if you’re going for big fish it’s exhausting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a good captain and be ready to work hard if you’re going for big fish it’s exhausting.
Matt  B.
Matt B. Norman, OK
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Karl  L.
Karl L. Keller, TX
Book with Costal Chaos Fishing Charters! They were professional, punctual, informative, knowledgeable, eager and capable of putting us in fish. Captain Cameron runs a top notch outfit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Costal Chaos Fishing Charters! They were professional, punctual, informative, knowledgeable, eager and capable of putting us in fish. Captain Cameron runs a top notch outfit.
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. United States
I can't speak to the deep water or inshore experience, but the backwater experience was super.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can't speak to the deep water or inshore experience, but the backwater experience was super.
Phil  J.
Phil J. Baltimore, MD
Be ready for a fun adventure! This was our first Charter and definitely will do again with Zack when we come back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a fun adventure! This was our first Charter and definitely will do again with Zack when we come back!
Catherine  V.
Catherine V. Kissimmee, Florida

2 Shea Charters
2 Shea Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
The day was amazing, our crew Capt. Pete and 1st mate Vince were knowledgeable and fun!!! All 5 of our party caught so much fish even they were surprised!! Definitely book 2Shea for your trip you will be sure to get some fish and fun!!!!
Anna  R.
Anna R.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
Had an absolutely amazing time with Zach. Very personable and professional, Zach got us right on some fish. Had a group of 4 and we all had a chance to real in some lunch. I will be booking our next charter with Zach next time we are in the area! Highly recommended.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Captain Jeremy was extremely knowledgeable and cool. We probably caught 40-50 fish. Will definitely rebook
Daniel  K.
Daniel K.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(365 reviews)
You won’t be disappointed going out with will. He knows all the good spots and you are going to have a great time ! This was my second trip and I’ll be back again
Janna  M.
Janna M.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Captain Jace was very knowledgeable and put us on some big redfish. Highly recommend fishing with Captain Jace!
Gary  B.
Gary B.
2 Shea Charters
2 Shea Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This was our second time out with captain Jason. The weather this time was not great but we still caught a ton of fish! Would highly recommended them
Brent  H.
Brent H.
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
I would highly recommend Jeremy as a captain. He was highly experienced and got us on the fish right away. He also capitalized on our past northern fishing experience and applied our techniques when the bite slowed down and we were the only boat catching fish !
Benjamin  T.
Benjamin T.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(312 reviews)
Highly recommended. Captain was very knowledgeable and great with kids. I have zero complaints and will book again. He cleaned the fish for us and we had it for dinner. Well worth the money for an inshore / near shore trip. Thank you Jason. We really appreciate it.
Michael  H.
Michael H.
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
My wife and I went out with captain Tyler it was cold and wet! He managed to put us on fish throughout the day despite the weather we had a great time with him, he kept our spirits high with jokes and laughs! We caught 3 different species of fish, the only downside is we wish we caught more keeper fish to take home which you can't control that! All in all great time and we would be more than happy to book with this crew again!
Scott  L.
Scott L.
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Everyone caught multiple fish of five different varieties including a beautiful take home spotted trout! Like a lesson on how best to fish. Good times!
Tim  S.
Tim S.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
My kids thoroughly enjoyed the fishing charter. Captain Kyle battled the weather for us and put us on fish. Gave us clear advice, recommendations and instruction. Highly recommend Wet Lines.
Jason  D.
Jason D.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
We fished with Kyle on a beautiful day during the week of Thanksgiving. In our first three casts, we had three fish. Kyle knew just where to go when the tide changed and wind picked up, and we were very satisfied with our daily catch. He then recommended Saltcracker Fish Camp, where we took our catch. The restaurant prepared our fish blackened and provided all the taco fixings. If we ever return to Clearwater, we'll book again.
Lisa  R.
Lisa R.
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
The four of us checked a few things off our bucket lists as our guide Nick made our experience even more memorable than we thought possible for the time we had. We caught several different species of fish and took in the last light of the sun over the ocean. Great day!!
Shana  T.
Shana T.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(144 reviews)
Jace was very knowledgeable about the area. He presented us with lots of opportunities to catch multiple species including an in-shore grand slam. Thanks for a great outing lots of memories made!
Tripp  W.
Tripp W.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
Awesome day. Kyle.is the best angler I've met. Knows where their going and how to hook em. Wet Lines is 10/10!
John  K.
John K.
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(265 reviews)
Crew worked hard to get us on the fish, seas were bigger than forecast but the crew was very helpful, knowledgeable, and social. They made us feel welcome while educating us on catching different species of fish. Caught several of our target species in tough conditions.
Jeff  V.  P.
Jeff V. P.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
Weather was foggy in the morning then cloudy later in the day. Captain Zack was able to get us on fish action in the morning. Then we moved to try for some different species of fish; which was nice change of scenery … that produced some different action. During the day we also saw dolphins/ manatees/ cormorants, and pelicans. All day Zack was attentive to our fishing needs and pleasant to converse with.
Robert  M.
Robert M.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(312 reviews)
Captain Jason was awesome! Very experienced and knowledgeable. Captain Jason was awesome and patient with my 5 year and put us on a ton of fish with keepers!!! Highly recommend a trip with Jason especially if you have kids. Will book again.
Mike  F.
Mike F.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(365 reviews)
We had a very low tide and it was pretty windy but William still put us on fish. We had a blast !
Bret  B.
Bret B.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Very good
4.0 / 5
(631 reviews)
Captain worked hard but fishing was slow and weather did not help. All in all we still enjoyed the charter.
John  C.
John C.

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