Clearwater

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Clearwater Fishing Charters

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Clearwater: 274 fishing charters available

Full Throttle Fishing Charters

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Wet Lines Fishing

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Wet Lines Fishing 20'

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (99)
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trips from $250

JT Fishing Charters

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Neptune Fishing Charters

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Rebel Coast Charters

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trips from $250

Flats Monster

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trips from $350

Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater

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trips from $275

Gulf to Bay Fishing Charters

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Bait House Charters

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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
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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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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!
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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.
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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
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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.
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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
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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
You have to put back what you catch this year state regulations. Other than that go have fun and if you fish the bay it is pretty shallow about 3 ft but a good time.
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You have to put back what you catch this year state regulations. Other than that go have fun and if you fish the bay it is pretty shallow about 3 ft but a good time.
Darin  W.
Darin W. Miami, FL
Book a half day or full day trip as that will give you more time to fish in the deep water.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Sit back, Enjoy the ride & scenery of the Homosassa River....Once he positions the boat, be ready to have some fun & catch your fish...??
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sit back, Enjoy the ride & scenery of the Homosassa River....Once he positions the boat, be ready to have some fun & catch your fish...??
Cheryl  H.
Cheryl H. Cheraw, SC
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
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We had a great time! Thank you Captain Logan! We caught a variety of fish!
Steve  B.
Steve B. Enion, IL
Was advised by locals that 1/2 day was not long enough to get to good fish via deep sea trip, so opted for bay fishing. A good choice.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Was advised by locals that 1/2 day was not long enough to get to good fish via deep sea trip, so opted for bay fishing. A good choice.
Mary  L.  M.
Mary L. M. Tampa, FL
Get up early and go for a dawn start - the fish were virtually throwing themselves at the boat for the first couple of hours!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Had a great day on the water with Captain Garrett. He got me on the fish and we had a real good day, lots of Snook and even a big Red. Captain Garrett is very knowledgeable and made the trip fun and informative. I will definitely be going out with him again!
Drew  P.
Drew P. Woodstock, IL
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 354 reviews
We did a 4 hr trip with captain Zach and he put us on to catching fish immediately. Very knowledgeable about the ocean and where to find what ever fish you are looking for.
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Brownsburg, IN
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 127 reviews
My son & I enjoyed the 2 hr trip with Jason & Kat. They were both super friendly and patient with us. All we literally had to do was hold our rod & reel. The second it needed bait or a fish unhooked they were all over it. Would charter again. PS. Don’t back into your parking spot at marina, they ticket happy😳.
Joey  F.
Joey F. Heath, TX
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Great day on the water with Captain Garrett. He was extremely knowledgeable on best fishing spots which ended to day with lots to filet! Amazing experience and highly recommend!
Tracy  M.
Tracy M. St. Petersburg, Florida
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 154 reviews
Had a great day and caught lots of fish. Captain was very attentive, informative and personable.
Steven  T.
Steven T. North Tonawanda, NY
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Garrett. He was professional and great at getting us on multiple species of fish. Excellent day!
Brett  G.
Brett G. Clearwater, Florida
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 127 reviews
Wonderful Experience! Captain Jason was very knowledgeable about the hot fishing spots and different species of fish as well spotting out dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and etc. We had a blast and will do again next year.
Miranda  S.
Miranda S. Ottumwa, IA
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
We had a wonderful time on the water with Baithouse Charter. Capt Brad and Luke took great care of us and kept us on fish all day. We caught several species of fish and had many that were in season that we kept for us to eat. We look forward to getting on the water with them again and would highly recommend if visiting the area.
George  M.
George M. Bradenton, FL
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 127 reviews
Capitan Jason was friendly, fun, knowledgeable. Made this first time experience an absolute blast. Made sure everyone on the boat caught something. Whole experience was exceptional! Can't wait to do it again.
Kristi  A.
Kristi A. Denver, CO
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 187 reviews
Had a great time with captain drew who made the entire trip a pleasure and an unforgettable experience….look forward to coming back with captain drew. Great personality and a heck of a fishermen.
John  R.
John R. Ashburn, VA
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 127 reviews
Went out for a morning with Captain Jason. He was knowledgeable, friendly and professional, and gave us the choice of location and fish to go after. Caught more than we ever expected, had a great conversation, and an overall experience that far exceeded expectations. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great experience.
Bill  B.
Bill B. Waunakee, WI
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
He was great, He put is on fish multiple times and very informative. We caught fish and had a blast!
Russ  O.
Russ O. Clearwater, Florida
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Garrett went out of his way to help my children and me have a great day on the water. It’s obvious that he loves what he is doing and loves the area. I would highly recommend Garrett and I will be using him on our next FL trip.
Bryce  H.
Bryce H. Steamboat Springs, CO
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 354 reviews
Captain Nick was fantastic. His tackle is top notch, had plenty of bait and different kinds. He knew so many places to go for different fish this time of year (2nd week of January) and he put us on many red fish, some snook, and jack cravalle. We had a great time! Never felt rushed or that we wasted too much time at a spot. Nick knows his stuff and will continue to be an amazing Captain! We will be back and will be asking for Nick by name!!
Teresa  S.
Teresa S. Wykoff, MN
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 154 reviews
This was an absolutely great day of fishing with Jeremy. I have been on plenty of fishing trips from Canada to Florida and have a guide in the family and Jeremy is top notch. We caught a large varity of fish, learned a lot about the Tampa area and just had a great experience. Jeremy will be the only captain I fish with when we return to the area. Jeremy thanks for the awesome day on the water and we will be seeing you again.
Troy  M.
Troy M. Billings, MT
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 354 reviews
Excellent captain, put us on the fish immediately, we caught big red fish, snook and sheepshead. Overall, great experience and I would highly recommend this to any families out there !
George  S.
George S. Durham, CT
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 154 reviews
Captain Jeremy will put you on fish. It was a delightful day...lots of fish. We had a great time. I highly recommend.
Ellen  M.
Ellen M. Belle Haven, VA
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 127 reviews
Thank you so much Captain Jason! A wonderful time was had by all, we’ll see you again. Ps. The fresh fish dinner was delicious!
Tania  V.
Tania V.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 88 reviews
Jace was everything from an excellent communicator to a grade A fisherman. It was a slow start but by the end we felt like first class anglers. Jace is a super down to earth dude as well. Very easy to talk to and knows what he’s doing. I won’t use another captain in the future.
Christopher  T.
Christopher T. Canton, OH
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 154 reviews
This was the best time! My kids haven’t stopped talking about it since we left the boat. Jeremy was so patient and kind to my kids, we couldn’t have asked for a better captain to take us out. Don’t hesitate and quit looking, book this captain. You won’t regret it! We will definitely be rebooking the next time we are in the area. Thanks so much for the great memories!
Jessie  A.
Jessie A. Sumner, IL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Clearwater

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Clearwater costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $446, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $863. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Clearwater is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Full Throttle Fishing Charters, Wet Lines Fishing, and Wet Lines Fishing 20' are some of the most popular fishing charters in Clearwater, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Clearwater.

Full Throttle Fishing Charters, Wet Lines Fishing, and Wet Lines Fishing 20' all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Clearwater.

The best way to experience fishing in Clearwater is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Clearwater, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Mangrove), Redfish, 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.

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.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Clearwater.

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