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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Clearwater

According to customer reviews, Rebel Coast Charters, Wet Lines Fishing, and Full Throttle Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Clearwater, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Clearwater.

The average price for a private 4 hour Clearwater fishing trip is $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $922 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Rebel Coast Charters, Wet Lines Fishing, and Full Throttle Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Clearwater.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Snook. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 25975 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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Book a local charter such as Neptune because they have the knowledge to get you hooked up even if the conditions aren’t ideal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a local charter such as Neptune because they have the knowledge to get you hooked up even if the conditions aren’t ideal.
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Clearwater, Florida
Red tide could change the experience. Not meant to be negative, just a thing to consider.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Red tide could change the experience. Not meant to be negative, just a thing to consider.
Gary  G.
Gary G. Saint Francis, MN
Use our guide and boat, they were great! We had so much fun! Captain Andrew - BigAngler - Slip 45!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use our guide and boat, they were great! We had so much fun! Captain Andrew - BigAngler - Slip 45!
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Clearwater, Florida
Try Captain Mason Miller he is one of the best. Checks off all the categories clean, professional, catches fish, and knows how to keep you having fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try Captain Mason Miller he is one of the best. Checks off all the categories clean, professional, catches fish, and knows how to keep you having fun.
Johnathan  S.
Johnathan S. Tampa, Florida
this is a good choice for those who would prefer in shore and flats fishing which is generally easier to get to, and more reliable if the weather conditions (rain, wind, etc) are a concern. Captain Matt will work his tail off for you to give you the best chances to catch fish. His boat is comfortable, has seats for 3-4. and is about as easy as any to get into or out of, if mobility is an issue for you. I would recommend this charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a good choice for those who would prefer in shore and flats fishing which is generally easier to get to, and more reliable if the weather conditions (rain, wind, etc) are a concern. Captain Matt will work his tail off for you to give you the best chances to catch fish. His boat is comfortable, has seats for 3-4. and is about as easy as any to get into or out of, if mobility is an issue for you. I would recommend this charter!
Richard  E.
Richard E. Auburn, MA
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
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
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

Custom Charters
Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Had a great day out with Chuck today on the water! Super nice guy, treated us like family. Very nice, clean boat. Chuck knows the area and the best fishing spots. Highly recommend. Thank you Chuck!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Clearwater, Florida
All American Adventures
All American Adventures
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain tried his heart out at multiple locations. Our booking happened to be right after a cold front. It was a tough cold fish,b ut he did everything he could do to get us on fish. Great guy and very knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend him and use him again when we come down next time. Thank for the awesome trip. My kids both caught fish that were to big to even keep.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Detroit Lakes, MN
Island Time Family Charters
Island Time Family Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Mike was awesome! He was able to put my family on some fish in some rough seas. Really friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend. 5 stars
Nick  D.
Nick D. Atlanta, Georgia
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(509 reviews)
All four of us have fished before and all agree we had a fantastic trip. Captain Zack worked very hard to put us on the fish. We caught the boat limit on Redfish along with a few sea trout. We will be back next year.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Clearwater, Florida
Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters
Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Went out for 4 hours, went to a couple spots and got on some great fish. Overall was a great experience and if we come back we will book with Cameron again. Cameron is a great charter, and a great conversationalist. Also, he recommended a great restaurant that we went to and had a great time. 10/10.
Jacob  H.
Jacob H.
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Derek and DJ! Got lots of fish and had a lot of fun!
Andreana  C.
Andreana C. Berwyn, PA
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(251 reviews)
Great trip. While we anticipated weather (wind/cold) we persevered and Jason did a great job helping us locate some action and a great day in the water. This was family friendly and a great time for experts and beginners. I would highly recommend an adventure with Jason.
Corey  R.
Corey R. Omaha, NE
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Capt Jeremy worked hard to put us on the fish. Great guy to spend a day with. We really enjoyed our time.
Ted  Q.
Ted Q. Philadelphia, PA
Tide Flies Fishing Charters
Tide Flies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
I and two friends went with Nick on a four hour inland fishing trip. With Nick’s help we caught 10 fish which made for a fun day. Nick works very hard to make sure you have a great trip. Both boat and equipment are in excellent and clean condition. We recommend Nick highly.
Ervin  G.
Ervin G. Saskatoon, SK
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(251 reviews)
Was a fun trip on a beautiful March day. Caught only a few reds but enjoyed the weather and talking with captain jason.
Tim  G.
Tim G. Harrisburg, PA
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Great day fishing with the kids and Captain Mason. Had us on the fish all day and made sure everyone had fun. Would 100% repeat this trip
Chris  G.
Chris G. Knoxville, TN
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Captain Dereck and his crew DJ were phenomenal. Got us on fish after two days of bad weather. Then topped it off by landing a Blacktip Shark, that was 5 plus feet. Highly recommend. Boat was clean, boat and Captain handled the rough water with no problem.
Lem  G.
Lem G. Benton, IL
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(251 reviews)
Despite cold rainy weather and tough fishing conditions, Captain Kat did a great job of getting us on some fish. We enjoyed our time together and would recommend both she and Captain Jason.
Terrell  M.
Terrell M. Novelty, OH
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
It was a bit chilly and rainy but the captain found great spots to find fish.We caught quite a few Snook!!
Kenneth  M.
Kenneth M. Benezette, PA
All American Adventures
All American Adventures
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Perfect trip for me and my 3 boys. Captain Matt was great and took care of us. He knew all the hot spots to fish and we had a blast. He recommended a restaurant to take our catch to for dinner. What a trip! Definitely recommend Captain Matt for an afternoon fishing trip!
Keith  K.
Keith K. Twinsburg, OH
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(251 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Kat from Neptune Charters. She did a lot to get us on the fish even though we had a weather cold front come through. It turned out to be a great trip and our group caught plenty of fish! I would highly recommend Neptune Charters for your next trip!
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Clearwater, Florida
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Mason is awesome! super patient w/ my 3 teens! He’s super friendly, super experienced and has so much knowledge and ready to move if they’re not biting in a spot- we went when there’s red tide and till caught plenty of fish- grouper, sheephead, some keepers. Highly recommend Captain Mason!
Melinda  T.
Melinda T. College Station, TX
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
We had a great time. Captain Jeremy took into consideration everyone’s skill sets and desires. We did different types of fishing and had the best time. He sure knows his stuff!! Could tell what we caught before the fish/shark was even at the surface.
Daniel  V.
Daniel V. Johns Creek, GA
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(509 reviews)
I highly recommend Captain 👨‍✈️ Kyle!!! He is a family man and has a great attitude because he loves fishing and teaching others. We have never been on a chartered boat before. Captain 👨‍✈️ Kyle was so experienced and he knew exactly where the fish were. He was baiting the lines as fast as he could to keep a baited pole in the water. My daughter was catching Red fish 12 to 18 inches long. We really enjoyed Captain 👨‍✈️ Kyle.
Dianna  C.
Dianna C. Orlando, Florida
Custom Charters
Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Chuck. He was accommodating and very well experienced. There were big waves but he handled it very well and we had a beautiful day. I recommend this charter.
Sophie  L.
Sophie L. Clearwater, Florida

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