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Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $320

Lock it Down Sportfishing

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

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
(133 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $325

Precision Backcountry Charters

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

Leisure Life Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(408 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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FishHuge Charters

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

Sherwood Nautical Adventures

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(31 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $599

Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(101 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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Ultimate Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(224 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 $503, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $843 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:

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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 – $315
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $544
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $733
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $923
  • 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 25065 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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Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
James  P.
James P. Altamonte Springs, Florida
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
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

My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain Steve knows what he’s doing. He’s knowledgeable of numerous spots to put you on fish. The morning weather tried to give us problems with rain and Capt. Steve ran us out of the rain to stay dry and put us on fish at every stop. He took us in close to see dolphins and manatees on our moves. Captain Steve with My Girls Adventures will be my first and only call for fishing. Thank you Captain Steve!!!
Kelly  C.
Kelly C. Grove City, OH
Hammertime Fishing Charters
Hammertime Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Went on a morning half day trip with captain Greg and cant wait to book again! He took his time to explain his technique and it worked! He had tons of patience with us and was very enthusiastic with our catches. Cleaned and bagged our fish efficiently and sent is home for the best fish fry ever! Thanks again Cap!
David  K.
David K. South Lyon, MI
Capt Chris's Fishing Adventures – St. Pete
Capt Chris's Fishing Adventures – St. Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
A buddy and I have been down here for 2 months visiting from Virginia Beach and unfortunately just met Capt Chris. Had a great time and he put us on some good fish. Wish we had a few more days to go fishing with him again. Highly recommend.
Tucker  P.
Tucker P. Virginia Beach, VA
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Caught Redfish, Shark, Snook , and some monster Gag Grouper. Captain Hunter took care of all details. Plenty of bait and tips to help us land the big ones. I would recommend this trip to everyone.
Jerry  H.
Jerry H. Orlando, FL
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(408 reviews)
Overall experience was great just was hoping to catch some Reds and Snook. Was looking forward to being able to catch something for dinner. Not the case but still had a great time out on the water.
Ken  S.
Ken S. Tampa, Florida
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain Dimitri put us on the fish! Grouper we’re on fire and the pan fish were just what we needed for dinner! If you want to catch fish all day, book this guy! He will not disappoint. PS if you bring your wife she will have a blast!
Casey  W.
Casey W. Crownsville, MD
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Amazing trip with Captain Drew! He was the catch of the day. He knew all the best spots and was very friendly and helpful.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Tampa, Florida
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
I've had several full day trips with capt. Jason and every one has been awesome. He can put you on game fish and various edible fish as well. He's a great capt that is on top of his game. He's very knowledgeable and has a great time showing you a great time. If you haven't booked a trip with him you are missing out on a very exciting day on the water and I strongly suggest booking a trip asap, my next trip was booked during my last trip!
G  Y.
G Y. Largo, Florida
Inverted Fishing Charters Inshore
Inverted Fishing Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
What a great time on the water with Capt Martin Lane. He is very knowledgeable and knows the water well. Great boat and gear. Would definitely use him again.
James  P.
James P. Altamonte Springs, Florida
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain was great and took us out on a very tough weather day. He made some changes, kept us out of the wind and we were on fish for hours. Plenty of snook, trout, even puffer and lady fish. We caught an easy half dozen snook and missed twice as many. Captain Steve was very courteous, professional and knowledgable. 👍
Jason  R.
Jason R. Chicopee, MA
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Dimitre was very knowledgeable on the fish and fishing conditions. We caught approximately 20 fish in the 4 hours
John  A.
John A. Cincinnati, OH
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
This captain did everything they could to make this trip enjoyable. They were great with the kids. We caught a lot of fish that we could take home and eat and they were very knowledgeable about fishing. I would recommend these guys to anyone. 100%
Annamaria  A.
Annamaria A. REDINGTN SHOR, FL
Chap Charters
Chap Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Cpt Chapman is awesome! Highly recommend. Our fishing trip was truly epic! Cpt Chapman knew all the great spots to catch fish. It didn’t take us long to get our first bite. Amazing time on the water and he makes sure everyone is safe and enjoying themselves. Having a knowledgeable Cpt makes the trip more memorable. Thank you for an amazing day on the water. Can’t wait to do it again. Don’t hesitate, book Cpt Stephan Chapman on your next fishing adventure!!!
Bryan  R.
Bryan R. Brampton, ON
Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Me an my wife had a blast she caught the biggest fish she has ever caught so far the captain was super an very persistent on finding us fish to catch it was a awesome experience an would recommend him to anybody who wants a good fishing experience he's a young captain but is very knowledgeable
Robert  V.
Robert V. Mount Airy, MD
Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain Mike knows the fish hangouts. We caught more than a half dozen types of fish, all sizes, in just a 2 hour time frame. My husband and son are 'hooked'. The car ride home was full of fish stories and statement of wishing to repeat this trip many times in the future. As the one who did the booking, thoroughly happy!
Kimberly  N.
Kimberly N. Seminole, FL
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
Captain showed us a good time. We hit reefs about 14 miles off smd caught a mixed bag of fish. Lots of action. Captain is super friendly and knowledgeable.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Exton, PA
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My son and I had a great time with Captain Jason....we caught our bait....and then he put us on the fish.... AWESOME DAY!!
Chris  C.
Chris C. Tampa, Florida
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
He did an amazing job. He got us on the fish within minutes. I would definitely recommend him.
John  F.
John F. McKinney, TX
Imperial Sportfishing
Imperial Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Awesome fishing experience and highly recommended! Captain Garrett knew exactly where the best fishing spots were and we did not go more than 10 minutes without catching a fish. Captain Garrett was extremely helpful with adding bait to our lines and retying our lines when they broke. He was also just an overall friendly and fun person. We will definitely be fishing with Captain Garrett again!
Brandy  C.
Brandy C. Riverview, Florida
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Anglers Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Jason was a fun experience, he was very knowledgeable and took good care of us. I will seek him out the next time we are in the area and looking for some black tip :).
Erin  L.
Erin L. City Of Saint Peters, Missouri

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