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Fishing in St. Pete Beach

Turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and gorgeous weather – this is what you can expect when you come to St. Pete Beach. Whether you’re here for a holiday or an angling adventure, there’s plenty to do. And if you need some professional angling help, St. Pete Beach fishing charters are there to make sure you have a successful day on the water.
 
Choosing a fishing spot will be a sweet torment, simply because there are so many. Inshore fishing on the grassy flats and backwaters of Tampa Bay will yield anything from Redfish, Trout, and Snook to Bonefish and Sheepshead. Of course, the prize catch is the majestic Tarpon, and the action is so good that it rivals the Boca Grande fishery.
 
Nearshore waters of the Gulf are teeming with a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Porgy, Cobia, Grunt, Tripletail, Hogfish, as well as a dozen Shark species. If big game fishing is your passion, you are likely to find yourself 30–100 miles from the coast, prowling wrecks and reefs for huge Snapper and Grouper, along with Porgy and Grunt. Your “bycatch” will be Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish.
 
If you’re coming here for the first time, local charters are the foolproof way to get the most out of your day on the water. Sportfishing aficionados can fight Tarpon inshore, or book a full day trip and go tackle a Grouper of their life. Beginner anglers and families will have a lot of fun on the Tampa Bay and nearshore waters of the Gulf.
 
There’s really no limit to what you could catch in St. Pete Beach with a bit of skill and luck on your side!
 

Rules & Regulations

All licensed St. Pete Beach fishing charters include a Florida saltwater fishing license so you don’t have to worry about getting one. Bear in mind that solo anglers need to follow the current regulations and limits, as well as buy an appropriate fishing license before hitting the water.
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St. Pete Beach Fishing Seasons

January
In winter, bottom fishing is excellent. You can head to nearshore wrecks and reefs for tasty treats like Seabass, Porgy, Grouper, and Snapper. Or try fishing inshore for Spotted Seatrout and more. 
February
Fishing the wrecks and reefs will still be fruitful, weather permitting. Inshore you will find Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and other species. It's still too soon to target pelagic fish offshore.
March
As spring approaches, larger species begin to make their appearance. You might see a Cobia, King Mackerel, or even a Tuna here and there. Inshore and nearshore fishing are still excellent.
April
Seabass, Porgy, and Grunt are all peaking among the wrecks and reefs. You are more likely to catch King Mackerel and Tuna while trolling offshore. Inshore you will see more Redfish and possibly Snook.
May
May marks the beginning of deep sea fishing’s prime season. You will start seeing more Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and even Sailfish. The bottom fish are still biting, and the inshore action is heating up too!
June
Tarpon fishing inshore is in full swing. Snook might be catch and release only, but having one on the hook is still great fun. Deep sea fishing is at its height. The seasons for Gag Grouper and Red Snapper may be open.
July
While fishing offshore you are more likely than ever to catch big game fish like Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. Inshore fishing continues to deliver, with Tarpon and many other species biting. 
August
No matter where you choose to fish in St. Pete Beach at this time of year, you are in for some drag screaming action. Tarpon season may be over, but you can target Sharks and other species for a good fight inshore.
September
Deep sea fishing is winding down, but you are still likely to catch Tuna and Mahi Mahi, with the possibility of a Wahoo or Sailfish, too. Nearshore fishing for bottom dwellers is promising as always. 
October
Big game fish like Sailfish and Tuna are becoming scarce, but you will find plenty of King and Spanish Mackerel offshore. Tasty fish like Flounder and Gag Grouper are swimming closer to shore.
November
As deep sea fishing continues to slow down, this is a great time to discover what nearshore and inshore waters have to offer. You can catch Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Sheepshead, and more.
December
The weather might keep you from heading far offshore, but you can still target great eating fish among the wrecks and reefs. Or check out Tampa Bay for Flounder, Speckled Trout, and a variety of inshore species.

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Reviews of Fishing in St. Pete Beach

May fishing trip
Karen W. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on May 30, 2020
We loved it and will definitely return. Paul was awesome!
Half Day Trip for Business Outing Was Great!
Andrew H. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on October 18, 2019
Yep - just watch the weather. Couldn't be happier.
June fishing trip
Anthony V. B. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 26, 2019
Sunscreen, fishing attire and dramamine for those who have motion sickness.
Half day trip with Capt Bobby & Capt Dalton
Dessa S. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 21, 2019
Do a full day trip further out to catch big fish
Half day with captain bob
Ashley R. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on May 16, 2019
Sometimes it may take a few different spots to get a good amount of bites.
Half day trip with Captain Bob
Randy D. fished with Gulfcoast-Fishing Charters on April 3, 2019
Be ready for a cool morning and lots of sun. Bring plenty of sunscreen and some snacks and water.
Half day trip with Captain Mike
Joanna G. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 23, 2019
Absolutely beautiful!! Will bring my own boat back on our next trip!
it was fun and i will do it agin
Gus L. fished with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 16, 2019
it fun it was are first time and we had lot of fun

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