Clearwater

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Clearwater Fishing Charters

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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 $891 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:

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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 – $319
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $535
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $740
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $933
  • 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 25560 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
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
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
July is a hot month but you can still catch fish but it is more difficult since some fish do not like the hotter water temperatures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is a hot month but you can still catch fish but it is more difficult since some fish do not like the hotter water temperatures.
Wendell  C.
Wendell C. Zephyrhills, FL
Target multiple locations and be willing to switch species based on what you are seeing at any specific time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Target multiple locations and be willing to switch species based on what you are seeing at any specific time.
Vaughn  B.
Vaughn B. Clearwater, FL
Just have fun. If it wasn't an experience, it would just be called catching. Fishing is great, and having an opportunity to catch exotic fish is 2nd to none.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have fun. If it wasn't an experience, it would just be called catching. Fishing is great, and having an opportunity to catch exotic fish is 2nd to none.
Caleb  D.
Caleb D. McKees Rocks, PA

Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(237 reviews)
We were on the fish for ou whole 4 hours trip. Took home like 5 lbs of sheep head and grunt fillets.
Timothy  W.
Timothy W.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Knew good areas, worked hard to get positions very attentive an enjoyable experience
Rick  J.
Rick J. Reno, NV
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Had a very fun and enjoyable outing with Captain Garrett. We were a group of 3 very amateur fishers from Canada who wanted to experience some ocean fishing. Garrett was laid back, very helpful on the day and with email/phone communications beforehand, took us to several beautiful spots both off shore and at some inland islands, and did a fantastic job filleting all our caught grunt fish that we made delicious fish tacos with that evening. Boat was clean and well equipped. Would highly recommend!
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Winnipeg, MB
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Such a fun day with Captain Kat! She went out of her way for us to catch fish! Highly recommend!
Ruben  N.
Ruben N. Saint Johns, MI
Reel Passion Charters
Reel Passion Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
I’d gladly recommend Captain Nick. While we only caught a handful of keepers, we had a good time. Most of all, we believe Nick did his best in trying to put us on the fish. He is very knowledgeable and his sincerity well noted. We had a good time and if in the area again, look forward to another trip.
Stuart  S.
Stuart S. Gainesville, GA
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Great trip He put us on fish immediately caught red fish and sheep’s head. Very knowledgeable and professional. We will be back. I promise !!
Brian  B.
Brian B. Noblesville, IN
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
If you're in the Clearwater area and want a good fishing experience, JT Fishing Charters is definitely a great choice. This trip was our first trip of 2023 (my wife and I charter a few times a year), and the weather was not the best...cold, high winds, etc. We were not very optimistic about having a good day of fishing, but Jace got us to the right spots and we were able to catch some very nice redfish and quite a few sea trout. Absolutely recommend.
Jerry  B.
Jerry B. Longisland, NC
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(300 reviews)
Great Day on the Water. Captain worked hard to put us on the fish. Highly recommend
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Bear, Delaware
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
We booked a 6 hour trip and had an absolute blast. The weather was a little rough, but the Captain found calmer water and we caught fish non-stop the entire time. It was an awesome trip with an awesome crew!
Michael  R.
Michael R. Palmetto, FL
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Had a great time, caught keeper fish, professional and experienced, I will be booking with him again!
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Tioga, ND
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(496 reviews)
He knew his stuff got us on some speckled trout and even got a Spanish mackerel!
Eric  T.
Eric T. United States
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(496 reviews)
Zachary read the weather conditions and placed us on fish (as requested 😉). Look forward to our next trip!
Grant  D.
Grant D. Tampa, Florida
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Captain Garrett was excellent in planning our four hour trip and helping us achieve exactly what we were looking for - catch a lot of fish. He was also very communicative given we had to reschedule around bad weather and made the process very low stress. All in would definitely recommend fishing with Captain Garrett and would definitely go again.
Matthew  K.
Matthew K. Denver, Colorado
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Couldn’t have asked for a better day. If your looking for a day out fishing don’t look anywhere else. Top Notch!
Zack  B.
Zack B. Bartelso, IL
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Afternoon Absolute Haul! Put us on the fish fast had us catching within minutes of anchoring and it never stopped we came off this trip for two wishing we had brought some friends we are exhausted! Obviously he and 1st mate DJ love this life well kept boat, gear and both looked and acted the part of professionals ready to do business and we def did. We will be back with help these guys wore us out!
Wade  S.
Wade S. Tampa, Florida
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(496 reviews)
Such a fun experience. We went out into the gulf and caught thirty fish in an hour. Captain was great with us all, especially the kids. Then he cleaned the fish and pointed us to a restaurant nearby to cook them up for us which was also great. Would highly recommend.
Jamie  B.
Jamie B. Hadar, NE
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
I will recommend this young man to everyone. Professional, Hard Working and ready to put you on Fish. Captain Garrett had us on fish within 20 minutes. Caught Red Fish, Trout, Sheep Head and even a shark. Extremely knowledgeable about the area he works and spot on. If you are in this area book with him he is honest and hard working. Thank you we will see you again soon. Mike & Biz Fisher
Mike  F.
Mike F. Vincennes, IN
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
We had a wonderful day with the captain crew. The captain put us on the fish!!! Our arms are feeling it today lol. Would highly recommend booking another trip!
Ron  S.
Ron S. Largo, Florida
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
My son and I booked a trip last min. The weather was not great and the fishing was tough but captain Garrett kept talking to other guides to find us spots where the fish were biting. Even took us to a spot with 10 min left on the trip and we finally got 2 red fish. Would highly recommend him as a guide.
Doug  V.
Doug V. Overland Park, KS
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(496 reviews)
Great fishing experience. Captain Zach was very knowledgeable and used all available intelligence to ensure we had a super day fishing 🎣. Highly recommended 🐟
RICHARD  J.  H.
RICHARD J. H. United States

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