St. Petersburg Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg

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 US $528, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $971 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in St. Petersburg are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in St. Petersburg are:

The top 3 types of fishing in St. Petersburg are:

Many fishing charters in St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St. Petersburg are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $307
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $537
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $575
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $765
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $995
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $950
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $700

Fishing in St. Petersburg

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in St. Petersburg

Make sure to get the right size boat for the trip you want, ours was perfect. Also talk to captain they are happy to help.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to get the right size boat for the trip you want, ours was perfect. Also talk to captain they are happy to help.
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Highly recommend booking with Captain Torin. Caught enough fish to feed easily four people. Excellent fight with 38” snook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend booking with Captain Torin. Caught enough fish to feed easily four people. Excellent fight with 38” snook
One More Charters
One More Charters
It was great for us but the weather this year has been very cold so I could see how the fishing in Feb may be more difficult than in warmer months. All in all we had a great day on the water and caught lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was great for us but the weather this year has been very cold so I could see how the fishing in Feb may be more difficult than in warmer months. All in all we had a great day on the water and caught lots of fish.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Know what type fish are biting this time of year. Bring layers of clothing. Sunscreen even if it doesn't seem like it is sunny.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what type fish are biting this time of year. Bring layers of clothing. Sunscreen even if it doesn't seem like it is sunny.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
He said it wasn't exactly the right season but we still had a lot of fun and caught some really cool fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
He said it wasn't exactly the right season but we still had a lot of fun and caught some really cool fish
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
If you are booking a charter do your homework on what you are expecting and reach out to the Captain so you do not get disappointed. We did not!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are booking a charter do your homework on what you are expecting and reach out to the Captain so you do not get disappointed. We did not!!!
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Make sure that The water is not to cold This time of the year water should have been warm for fishing but that’s natural Ask your captain so you no ahead of time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure that The water is not to cold This time of the year water should have been warm for fishing but that’s natural Ask your captain so you no ahead of time
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Have fished several times during this time of year. Always had good luck and good weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fished several times during this time of year. Always had good luck and good weather.
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Find an experienced Guide like Captain Torin and you’ll have success, and a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find an experienced Guide like Captain Torin and you’ll have success, and a great time.
One More Charters
One More Charters
Definitely check out Gulf Coastin’ Charters. Brian is fantastic and he’ll put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely check out Gulf Coastin’ Charters. Brian is fantastic and he’ll put you on fish!
Gulf Coastin Charters - FL
Gulf Coastin Charters - FL
Just go in and try to catch whatever is biting and enjoy the time on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go in and try to catch whatever is biting and enjoy the time on the water.
One More Charters
One More Charters
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Bay Reef Fishing Charters Nashville, GA
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters Riverview, Florida
Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable caught a lot of fish captain was very punctual I’d recommend it to the beginners
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable caught a lot of fish captain was very punctual I’d recommend it to the beginners
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters United States
I would definitely take the early morning trip. Zach was professional and excited to be sharing the water and this recreation with us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely take the early morning trip. Zach was professional and excited to be sharing the water and this recreation with us.
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete Crescent, MO
Patience and above all a good captain. Would definitely come and fish again. Also mornings during the week not as crowded and hot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience and above all a good captain. Would definitely come and fish again. Also mornings during the week not as crowded and hot
One More Charters
One More Charters Disputanta, KY
Sure. It was hot and we knew fish were gonna be slower. Our captain did excellent work
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure. It was hot and we knew fish were gonna be slower. Our captain did excellent work
Playin' Hooky Charters
Playin' Hooky Charters Crete, NE
Wear a hat. Long sleeve and maybe motion sickness medicine or a light breakfast. Don't party the night before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a hat. Long sleeve and maybe motion sickness medicine or a light breakfast. Don't party the night before.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures Batavia, OH
Bring sunscreen, or wear sun shirts. Encourage kids to join the fun. Get ready for a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, or wear sun shirts. Encourage kids to join the fun. Get ready for a good time.
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures Hermitage, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in St. Petersburg?

Bowfish St Pete
Bowfish St Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
My buddies and I went out with Captain Kelly and it was the perfect night. It was action packed shooting the whole time and we got some great rays. The captain was patient and very knowledgeable. Thanks again Captain Kelly we will be back!
Keith  G.
Keith G.
Nautical Souls Sportfishing LLC
Nautical Souls Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Shane worked hard to keep us in fish, it was a great trip and our group plans to go with him in the future.
Craig  G.
Craig G.
Markin’ Fish Charters
Markin’ Fish Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(78 reviews)
The guys made a slow fishing period be a memorable experience for us. Catered to us at first and then let us do our thing as they got to know us. Made the trip great. Been on more than a dozen and Mark and Chris were top of the board for people to fish with. Worked hard, kept things moving, and people that I would search out to fish with again.
Matthew  K.
Matthew K.
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Great day fishing. Caught better than two dozen. Capt Juan knows his business and is an exceptional pilot keeping us on fish.
Bobby  W.
Bobby W.
Big Daddy SportFishing
Big Daddy SportFishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(179 reviews)
The captain was great. He worked really hard to put us on fish and did a great job. We really enjoyed our trip.
Debe  W.
Debe W.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
A buddy and I took our 11 year old daughters out today with Captain Dylan. We caught more than enough fish to keep the smiles going all afternoon. Both girls are absolutely hooked and can’t wait to go again. The trip was definitely an adventure that none of us will ever forget!
Brian  A.
Brian A.
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Captain Andy was great and so knowledgeable about the fishing experience and everything my kids asked him. Super friendly, great fishing and would highly recommend Captain Andy for anyone who wants a great time and money well spent!!
Kelley  M.
Kelley M.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Captain Steve was awesome!! Caught a lot of fish, a good variety, and was action the entire time!! Captain was so much fun and had so much patience taking our fish off, baiting our hooks and getting as excited as we were with all the fish we were catching!! Will definitely book again!
Curt  A.
Curt A.
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
Captain Mark found fish for us to catch even in 60 degree February waters. He was kind and great to chat with. My 12 year old son had a great time!
Anna  L.
Anna L.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We almost made history in captain Dylan’s book by catching nothing albeit on an immensely pleasant trip. The last three minutes turned the tides and rewarded us with an amazing 27 inch snook that my son can brag to his friends for months. Thank you captain Dylan for an awesome experience!
Weihua  J.
Weihua J.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
It was a cold day on the water. Dylan still managed to put us on some fish and we got to see lots of wildlife. Had two kids with us (3 and 5) and he was great with the kids. I would take this trip again it was an excellent time.
Alexander  N.
Alexander N.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
My 13 year old son and I went on a four hour charter - we caught 22 fish!! Captain Steve knew exactly where to go and was so great to fish with. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be booking again when we vacation next year!
Joe  T.
Joe T.
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(158 reviews)
Very helpful and great instructions from captain. Sooooo much fun. We’re looking forward to doing it again real soon
Youlanda  J.
Youlanda J.
One More Charters
One More Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain Torrin was very professional and explained everything. The weather was perfect and we all enjoyed ourselves out on the water.
Rick  S.
Rick S.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(539 reviews)
Tuff day to get on some fish. Cold front, low tide and clear blue skies. But Jeff busted his tail to try getting us on some fish. I would recommend him to everyone looking to get out. Did manage catching a black tip shark.
Thomas  D.
Thomas D.
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Captain Mark. We caught a lot of fish and was able to bring some home to eat.
Nancy  M.
Nancy M.
One More Charters
One More Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
My nephew and I booked with Captain Torin a half day fishing trip.We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.We caught the trifecta, meaning the three species of fish we were after.Topped of with an absolutely huge 38” Snook. Best charter ever.
Charles  B.
Charles B.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(539 reviews)
Enjoyed the morning trip with Captain Jeff. We got lucky and caught a very large Snook, but even without it we would have had a great day. Jeff is very friendly and knowledgable and clearly wants his customers to have a great time. Highly recommended.
Scott  M.  P.
Scott M. P.
Reel Lucky Fishing Charters
Reel Lucky Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Me and my three sons had an amazing time. The captain was knowledgeable and friendly. The crew was great we were always baited and in the water!
Josh  R.
Josh R.
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
We did 2 hours fishing. Captain Andy took us to the best spots in the Bay Area. We got multiple fishes. We recommend him.
Mercia  G.
Mercia G.

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