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Fishing in St. Petersburg
The entire Tampa Bay area plays host to some of the finest inshore fishing grounds in the country, and St. Petersburg is more than determined to follow suit. With prolific flats fishing opportunities spanning almost the entire year, infamous nearshore fishing in the fall and spring, and the offshore waters holding a rich array of species, St Petersburg fishing has it all.
Nicknamed the “Sunshine City,” St Petersburg enjoys an average of 361 sunny days every year. It even won a Guinness World Record for logging the highest number of consecutive days of sunshine in the world, at 768 days.
If that wasn’t enough to get you hopping on a plane right away, the town is ideally located for some really unmissable fishing. St Pete and Clearwater make up a peninsula, with Tampa Bay to the east and the magnificent Gulf of Mexico to the west. And with more days of calm seas that almost anywhere in the United States, this is what we’re talking about when we say the words “a year round fishery.”
Inshore, good St Petersburg and Clearwater fishing charters can put you in some of the best places to catch a West Coast Slam - Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon all call these waters home at some point in the year. Otherwise, get the thrill of a lifetime by battling a Blacktip Shark on the flats in Tampa Bay during the summer - these toothy monsters can give one heck of a fight in just three feet of water.
Nearshore, you can find some of the best St Pete fishing - especially in Fall, when record-breaking King and Spanish Mackerel swim past the beaches on their annual migration. But that’s not all: seasonal Cobia, Grouper, Snapper and Shark hookups will keep you rods bent, whatever time of year you come to sample St Pete Beach fishing.
And as if that wasn’t enough to get you packing, take a Tampa Bay deep sea fishing charter for the full St Pete experience. The offshore waters of the Gulf remain ripe with big game fishing potential, with the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda and Amberjack giving the Caribbean fisheries a run for their money!
Rules & Regulations
If you're fishing from a for-hire vessel, such as a guided charter or a party boat, that has a valid captain's license or a charter boat license, no license is required.
Types of Fishing
You don’t want to miss flats fishing in the Tampa Bay for amazing hook ups of Snook, Redfish, and Trout. And for thrill of a lifetime, don’t miss out on battling a Tarpon - the appropriately-named ‘Silver King’ - in shallow water. Everywhere around the iconic Skyway Bridge, fishing is unforgettable.
For deep sea fishing, Johns Pass, St Petersburg and Clearwater all have strong fishing charter fleets that will take you offshore in search of Blackfin Tuna, Snappers, Groupers, and more. Whether you are more into trolling or bottom fishing, you will be able to find a charter to suit your needs.
St. Petersburg Fishing Seasons
St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar
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