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Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(91 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $290

Big Daddy SportFishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $600

Bay Reef Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(125 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

FishHuge Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $700

Leisure Life Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(393 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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Lock it Down Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

Precision Backcountry Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(126 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $300

Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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Westward Fishing Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $350

Ultimate Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(221 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $350

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Petersburg, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in St. Petersburg

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Petersburg fishing trip is $497, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $825 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in St. Petersburg that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in St. Petersburg provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St. Petersburg are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $306
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $367
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $546
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $732
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $914
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,400
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,600

If you’re looking for some of the finest angling action in West Florida, St. Petersburg is by far one of the best spots to cast your line. And if you need help finding your catch, fishing charters in St. Petersburg, FL won’t let you down.
 
Fishing in the "Sunshine City" involves gorgeous year-round weather and amazing casting opportunities. Inshore fishing is all the craze, so head out and get yourself a West Coast Slam – hook Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon, all in one outing. Let’s not forget about Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Shark species that roam the flats and beaches.
 
Nearshore, in the prolific Tampa Bay, the action is just as hot. You can find record-breaking King and Spanish Mackerel in the fall, as well as seasonal Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper throughout the year. If you want to explore the abundance of the Gulf of Mexico, there are plenty of guides who are offshore-ready. You could hook into anything from Sailfish and Mahi Mahi to Wahoo and Tuna, just to name a few.
 
St. Petersburg is a fishing hub, so the variety of charter trips is superb. Inshore half day trips are perfect for families, while full days could land you a West Coast Slam or bring you face to gills with the Tarpon of your dreams. Offshore and deep sea fishing trips are usually reserved for more seasoned anglers with their sights set on catching their next trophy.
 
Some of the best spots to find your perfect charter are O'Neill's Marina, Bay Pines Boat Ramp, and Fort De Soto Boat Ramp. If you leave your angling destiny in the hands of a fishing charter in St. Petersburg, FL, you better be ready for reel-screaming action of a lifetime.
St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Winter in St. Pete won't stop you from enjoying the sea breeze. With mild temperatures and fish that are always hungry, success on the water is only a cast away. Trout in Tampa Bay or reef fish offshore, the choice is yours.
February
Landing a Gator Trout is not uncommon this time of year – catch them over the grass flats for a tasty meal. Fish the canals along St. Pete Beach for a range of species, which prefer the relatively warmer waters.
 
March
If you're looking for variety, then from mid-March onwards is the time to hit Tampa Bay! Big Redfish join Trout in the flats, and the bite is excellent. Snook start to emerge and the beaches come alive with migrating fish.
April
As the temperatures rise, the fishing is getting red hot as well. The first Tarpon of the season are showing up at St. Pete Beach, while the Redfish and Snook bite is getting better every day.
May
Snook season closes through to September. Although you can't keep the fish, you can catch and release them in abundance as they spawn along the beaches. Find them from south of St. Pete Beach to the north past Clearwater Beach.
June
By now, Tarpon season is in full swing. Snook continue to spawn along the beaches and catch-and-release is allowed. Head to the flats to catch Blacktip Sharks in just 3 feet of water. The federal Red Snapper season opens for charter boats.
July
Tarpon fishing remains fantastic and is the main attraction at this time of year. You can also head offshore for your fill of pelagic giants like Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Tuna, and even Billfish.
August
The weather remains very hot and humid. This makes deep water fishing nothing short of fantastic, with various Grouper and Snapper species on the menu. Inshore, fight a Tarpon or Shark in shallow water.
September
As the tourist season winds down, the fishing season is just getting better and better. Big King Mackerel arrive close to the beaches during their fall migration. People from far and wide come to catch a “smoker.”
October
Tarpon season winds down, although you can still catch them over rocky bottoms. They love the Stone Crab season because they can eat like kings that they are. Just watch out for the crab lines once you're hooked!
November
Celebrate the amazing Kingfish migration by taking part in the Old Salt King of the Beach Tournament. Otherwise, catch Gag Grouper in as little as 12 feet of water and enjoy the return of hot Trout fishing in Tampa Bay.
December
Celebrate the holidays by seeking out Spotted Seatrout in the Tampa Bay flats . As the water cools, look for Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, and Grouper around the docks and channels near St. Pete Beach.

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Make sure you feel good overall; you are miles from the shoreline;go to the restroom before you get in the boat. Have some snacks with you and water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you feel good overall; you are miles from the shoreline;go to the restroom before you get in the boat. Have some snacks with you and water.
Marcel  F.
Marcel F. Tarpon Springs, FL
Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
DELTON  T.
DELTON T. Adams, TN
In some spots the fish were practically jumping on the boat and in other spots we couldn't catch anything. Be patient.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In some spots the fish were practically jumping on the boat and in other spots we couldn't catch anything. Be patient.
Christopher  E.
Christopher E. Tampa, FL
Ask alot of questions before you book. What you can and can't keep , if you have a certain fish you want to catch if it is in season ask if your Charter has the proper license and tags for what you are fishing for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask alot of questions before you book. What you can and can't keep , if you have a certain fish you want to catch if it is in season ask if your Charter has the proper license and tags for what you are fishing for.
Amie  G.
Amie G. Morristown, IN
Get out there by boat!! The shore is really over fished and unless it's running it'll be pin fish and cat fish for sure. Use a great guide and get out there and have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out there by boat!! The shore is really over fished and unless it's running it'll be pin fish and cat fish for sure. Use a great guide and get out there and have a great experience.
David  B.
David B. St. Petersburg, Florida
perfect for the sport fisherman, currently a red tide ban on keeping certain fish to eat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
perfect for the sport fisherman, currently a red tide ban on keeping certain fish to eat
Armand  T.
Armand T. Valrico, FL
Give it a try, it's fun and a great way to explore the bay and all the amazing wildlife.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give it a try, it's fun and a great way to explore the bay and all the amazing wildlife.
James  R.
James R. Spring Hill, FL
Enjoy the day and being on the water. The bite may be great or maybe it won’t...but St. Petersburg will always have better fishing tomorrow! :-)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the day and being on the water. The bite may be great or maybe it won’t...but St. Petersburg will always have better fishing tomorrow! :-)
John  N.
John N. Saint Petersburg, FL
Weather in March can be a little chilly on the open water, but really warm by the mangroves so definitely dress in layers. Book it...it's worth every penny!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather in March can be a little chilly on the open water, but really warm by the mangroves so definitely dress in layers. Book it...it's worth every penny!
Lisa  B.
Lisa B. Tampa, FL
If you just want to catch fish target Jack and ladyfish away from structure with live shrimp - less snags
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you just want to catch fish target Jack and ladyfish away from structure with live shrimp - less snags
Arnold  H.
Arnold H. Lawrenceville, GA
I would expect fishing to be better than when we went out. Our outing was right after the worst red tide in 50 years had just cleared up.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I would expect fishing to be better than when we went out. Our outing was right after the worst red tide in 50 years had just cleared up.
Adam  M.
Adam M. Comstock Park, MI
Make sure to follow advice of your captain and they will get you hooking fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to follow advice of your captain and they will get you hooking fish
Walter  H.
Walter H. Berea, KY
Well worth an fishing trip with an experienced Captian who knows the waters and where to catch fish. Captian Ted is great with families and young children.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well worth an fishing trip with an experienced Captian who knows the waters and where to catch fish. Captian Ted is great with families and young children.
Garry  P.
Garry P. Coventry, ENG
Great experience! We caught big fish in calm waters! Couldn’t have asked for a better time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience! We caught big fish in calm waters! Couldn’t have asked for a better time!
Vikki  K.
Vikki K. Miami, FL
Arrive eager to learn and you will catch fish.. a lot of sunscreen and water to drink
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Arrive eager to learn and you will catch fish.. a lot of sunscreen and water to drink
Norv  M.
Norv M. Belvidere, IL
We enjoyed our trip out. The Weather wasn't great but the captain kept us on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We enjoyed our trip out. The Weather wasn't great but the captain kept us on the fish.
John  C.
John C. Albemarle, NC
Good fishing conditions, however the full moon and tides should be monitored closely. Early morning or night trips would be best this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good fishing conditions, however the full moon and tides should be monitored closely. Early morning or night trips would be best this time of year.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Spring Hill, TN
If your looking for the fishing adventure/experience of a lifetime then get in touch with the guy's of Big Daddy Charter's. I've been fortunate enough to have fished throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From the shores of Galveston, TX to the southern most tip of islamorada and these guy's are the best I've seen at what they do when it comes to making sure that when you book a fishing trip with them it'll surely be the experience of a lifetime......
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your looking for the fishing adventure/experience of a lifetime then get in touch with the guy's of Big Daddy Charter's. I've been fortunate enough to have fished throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From the shores of Galveston, TX to the southern most tip of islamorada and these guy's are the best I've seen at what they do when it comes to making sure that when you book a fishing trip with them it'll surely be the experience of a lifetime......
Jay  H.
Jay H. Memphis, TN
Snook are out of season but fun to catch. Bring sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt. Make sure to listen to and respect the captain of the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Snook are out of season but fun to catch. Bring sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt. Make sure to listen to and respect the captain of the boat.
Eli  C.
Eli C. Tampa, FL
Its hot. Lots of sunscreen, moisture wicking clothing, sunglasses and a hat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its hot. Lots of sunscreen, moisture wicking clothing, sunglasses and a hat.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Denver, Colorado

Wet N Salty Adventures
Wet N Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Capt Leo is an awesome Capt, he had us on fish immediately and had plenty of action for us all day. Was supposed to be 1/2 day and he spent like 6 hours w us cause we were having so much fun. Highly recommend. Caught fish I can take off my bucket list.
Debra  R.
Debra R. Houston, Texas
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(190 reviews)
Again, another successful trip! Spanish mackerel and Bonita early in the day and reef fishing picking up several species feeding our family for the week. Never a disappointment, always a highlight of our week while in the area. We will be back!
Greg  C.
Greg C. Auburn, IL
Storymaker Fishing Charters
Storymaker Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Rob was a great experience. His 20 plus years as a guide was obvious, but his love of fishing and his home were even more obvious. He flexibility and eagerness to assure I had a great time made the trip even better. Thanks for a great afternoon and evening Captain Rob!
Monty  P.
Monty P. Laurens, IA
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(222 reviews)
Trip was all that was expected. Caught a variety of fish and topped it off with barracudas
Dean  L.
Dean L. Elizabeth, CO
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(393 reviews)
Started off fast catching mangrove snappers and small red fish.Ended the day with a few good snook in the boat and a big one that got off at the boat.Captain Jeff is easy to talk with and works to keep you catching fish.Thanks Jeff
Jim  W.
Jim W. Titusville, FL
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(142 reviews)
Great trip. Capt put in the work moving us from spot to spot to find fish.
Dominic  D.
Dominic D. Midland, MI
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
If you are even considering going on a fishing trip like this, you need not look any further. Captain Ted is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make your fishing experience a great one. We caught plenty of fish. We had plenty of fun. It was a 100% positive experience!
Brent  B.
Brent B. Hesperia, MI
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Keith and Debbie made our half day fishing trip totally worth it. We caught so many fish we lost count and they were on top of baiting the hooks. They were friendly, kind and patient with my 9yr old. Also, Debbie made it a point to capture photos the entire time!!
Melissa  P.
Melissa P. Bountiful, UT
Westbound Sportfishing
Westbound Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
What a great first time fishing at sea experience. Captain Hanson was in good communication with us before our trip and set realistic expectations. He got us out on the water and bending reels right away. We had a great haul of hog, grouper, and mangroves. Way Cool guy, and a patient teacher. Thanks again Cap and Jake! We'll definitely be back.
David  S.
David S. Middleburg, FL
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(108 reviews)
Capt Ted worked hard and put us on fish.. Great Guide and fun guy to spend the day with! Hope to do this again!! Thanks
Benjamin  Y.
Benjamin Y. Cypress, CA
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
He is a great guy easy to be with and very accommodating. Thanks for the great day Will!
Darin  D.
Darin D. Tampa, Florida
Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
While visiting from Colorado, I decided it would be great to get out on the water for a couple hours. We booked the 2 hour trip and we were on fire! Just about every cast would get a bite. Totals in our 2 hours were 5 snook, 4 mangrove snapper, and a sea trout. Thanks again Captain Mike!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Largo, FL
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(393 reviews)
This is our second trip with Captain Jeff and he did not disappoint. He really wants his people to catch fish and does everything he can to make sure you do catch fish. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Point Pleasant, WV
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Excellent trip. Very friendly and professional. Much help and focus given to my second 6 yr old grandson. I am confident we will book again in the future. Thanks!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Wichita, KS
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Had a blast fishing but had to cut it short do to weather. Storms formed and we had no choice but to return early. For my safety. Highly recommend hitting this early in your vacation so that if they do have to cancel or return early you can reschedule. As soon as I dropped the line I started to catch fish. Including the gag grouper in the photo. Needless to say I got soaked because of the storms. But still so much fun!
Tammy  W.
Tammy W. Tampa, Florida
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Captain Rich was great. Put us right on fish, between 4 of us we caught about 40 fish (30 we could keep). We will definitely be booking a longer trip with them next time!
Jonathan  P.
Jonathan P. Huntsville, AL
Capt Chris's Fishing Adventures – St. Pete
Capt Chris's Fishing Adventures – St. Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Chris - thank you so much for taking my daughter an I out fishing! We caught so many species! It made it an amazing birthday! Sue
Susan  G.
Susan G. MINNETNKA MLS, MN
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Very well organized and we had an amazing time! HIGHLY RECCOMEND! We wil for sure come back
Kevin  P.
Kevin P. CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Wet N Salty Adventures
Wet N Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great trip on the water at night. Mixed in fishing around boat docks with lights catching Mangrove Snapper and a cool experience fishing the mangroves at night where we caught Snook. Great trip and highly recommend.
Jimmy  B.
Jimmy B. SANTA RSA BCH, FL
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(393 reviews)
Captain Jeff was great! We have minimal fishing experience, but he was able and willing to coach us up. Jeff has a ton of experience in the area. We definitely will go out with him again during our next trip.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Hudson, WI

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