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 US $568, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,013 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Clearwater that received great reviews from families 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 – US $325
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $420
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $550
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $731
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $969
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,133
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,650

Fishing in Clearwater

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Clearwater

Not all the big fish are readily available since the gulf is pretty shallow, but still some great fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not all the big fish are readily available since the gulf is pretty shallow, but still some great fish to catch.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Super fun trip! Captain gave all the options with advice on what he would do to catch what we wanted!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Super fun trip! Captain gave all the options with advice on what he would do to catch what we wanted!
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Great bottom fishing, great time to fill your freezer with fish, none stop action as soon as your bait hits the bottom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great bottom fishing, great time to fill your freezer with fish, none stop action as soon as your bait hits the bottom
Bigangler Fishing Charters
Bigangler Fishing Charters
Go to Wet Lines. They will call you call you a couple days before your trip and answer any questions you have. Day off they will take care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Wet Lines. They will call you call you a couple days before your trip and answer any questions you have. Day off they will take care of everything.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Call Gage at outlaw gunner man listen if your a first time fisherman or a fresh water guy from up north. Weather you have your family or it's just a boy's trip Cap know is stuff. And there good with kids we had to tell the 7 year old the sharks were hibernating caption Gage went along with it and she had a blast. Thanks guys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Gage at outlaw gunner man listen if your a first time fisherman or a fresh water guy from up north. Weather you have your family or it's just a boy's trip Cap know is stuff. And there good with kids we had to tell the 7 year old the sharks were hibernating caption Gage went along with it and she had a blast. Thanks guys.
Outlaw Gunner Charters
Outlaw Gunner Charters
January fishing can be very hit and miss. Be prepared to dress very warmly since it can be COLD on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
January fishing can be very hit and miss. Be prepared to dress very warmly since it can be COLD on the water.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
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.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
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.
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
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!
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
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.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
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
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
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
Outlaw Gunner Charters
Outlaw Gunner Charters
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!
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
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!!
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing 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.
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater 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
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters 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!
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters 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.
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters North Huntingdon, PA
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.
Full Throttle Fishing Charters
Full Throttle Fishing Charters 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.
Outlaw Gunner Charters
Outlaw Gunner Charters Norman, OK

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Clearwater?

Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(372 reviews)
Captain William was great. My kids and I had an amazing time. Caught some sheep head fish, a trout and one other I can’t remember the name of.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S.
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Capt. Mason was a great host. We had a good time exploring the intercoastal waters.
Matt  M.
Matt M.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(325 reviews)
We had a great time, captain gave us many options and advice on what would make a good trip! We just wanted to make sure we had fish to eat later that day! He had some great spots, many options depending on our comfort level with waves, wind, etc!!! Would absolutely recommend to other anglers and will be back again!!!
Neal  L.
Neal L.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(325 reviews)
We had a fun filled fishing trip with Captain Jason!! He was extremely knowledgeable about the waters we were fishing in. We caught at least 8 to 10 different types of fish. He knew of several different great places to fish so we had “fish on” almost as soon as we dropped our bait down. Super super nice guy who gave us an experience to remember until we come again next year to do it all over again.
Roberta  L.
Roberta L.
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We did a four hour afternoon trip and action was continuous. He was very polite informative fun I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great trip on the water catch and lots of fish. Super nice guy highly recommended. Thank you.
Kim  S.
Kim S.
Bigangler Fishing Charters
Bigangler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We decided to end our week with some fishing and Captain Andrew was the perfect choice. The boat was awesome and he made sure everyone was catching fish and having a great experience. 10/10 I would recommend BigAngler to anyone looking for a great fishing experience!
Ryan  N.
Ryan N.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(651 reviews)
The crew at Wet Lines was great. They worked hard, were super accommodating and were fun to spend the day with. We caught Red, snapper and Trout. Highly recommend both Captains Zach & Kyle.
Todd  V.
Todd V.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(372 reviews)
Recommend 100% was the best fishing trip we have had. Very easy to work with and we had a blast
Randall  M.
Randall M.
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Jeremy works hard to catch and put you on fish I would recommend his charter to my friends. Will be back
John  S.
John S.
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Finseekers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Highly recommend we caught over 60 fish amongst the 5 of us in the first hour!! Mason was a huge help with my boys getting them set up and advising how to fish certain spots. We will be using him again next trip
Trevor  R.
Trevor R.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Captain was fantastic and treated our 10 year old grandson to the best experience wit over 100 fish caught. Recommend to everyone.
Dave  B.
Dave B.
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(325 reviews)
We had a great morning of fishing. Captain Jason is very knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend fishing with him.
Preston  B.
Preston B.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(372 reviews)
William was so awesome from start to finish! A nice safe boat ride from the dock to the spot. First time we dropped the line down we caught a fish, he made sure my 6 year old was able to land his first fish right away and it didn't stop until we were done! Probably caught between 35-50 fish in just over an hour. Honestly couldn't believe it, and being our first time fishing the ocean, we already are looking at booking more because of this awesome experience. Thanks for everything William!
Matthew  D.
Matthew D.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(372 reviews)
Captain was personable and professional. Did not waste time. Got us on fish and we got dinner.
John  A.
John A.
FLP Fishing Charters
FLP Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Michael: He is very well-prepared, his boat is modern and clean, and he made sure everyone, kids and adults, had a good time and caught some fish! We had a lot of fun and will definitely do it again.
Fadi  A.
Fadi A.
Reel Passion Charters
Reel Passion Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Nick is awesome at his craft, works tirelessly to make sure you have fun and catch fish. We had a great time and will be fishing again with Nick soon !
Damon  C.
Damon C.
Bait House Charters
Bait House Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain put us right on the fish! Caught almost every cast and my son had a blast! Would definitely recommend
Matthew  I.
Matthew I.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(651 reviews)
We had a wonderful time and caught a lot of fish - Such a wonderful day and Kyle was totally awesome and found us some good fishing spots . Would definitely recommend and we would do it again in a heartbeat - Thank you so much Kyle for a wonderful day -
Donna  C.
Donna C.
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(651 reviews)
Would recommend using them if you’re looking for a fun and relaxing day catching some monster fish.
Michael  M.
Michael M.
FLP Fishing Charters
FLP Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable and lots of fun! We caught many species and would recommend this charter to anybody! -Rickey&D
Rickey  S.
Rickey S.

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