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According to customer reviews, Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon, My Girls Adventures, and Island Time Family Charters – St Pete are some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Petersburg, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in St. Petersburg.

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Petersburg fishing trip is $522, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $891 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon, My Girls Adventures, and Island Time Family Charters – St Pete all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in St. Petersburg.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
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4.5 / 5
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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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The captain makes all the difference. If they know where to go, there are plenty of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain makes all the difference. If they know where to go, there are plenty of fish
Rj  J.
Rj J. Herndon, VA
I would definitely recommend people get in contact with Lock It Down charters, if they plan on fishing in St.Pete for the first time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend people get in contact with Lock It Down charters, if they plan on fishing in St.Pete for the first time
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Pacific, MO
Don't pick a weekend warrior! Pick a full time guide. You won't be disappointed with
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't pick a weekend warrior! Pick a full time guide. You won't be disappointed with
Jason  L.
Jason L. Wausau, WI
The weather is always changing so be prepared to modify or reschedule your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is always changing so be prepared to modify or reschedule your trip.
Jay  K.
Jay K. Eaton, IN
Book a private charter. It’s a much better experience than a big boat with lots of people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter. It’s a much better experience than a big boat with lots of people.
April  S.
April S. Beech Creek, PA
Captain Greg definitely take care of his clients, and make sure to the best of his abilities, you get what you ask for. Calls and talks to the day before.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Greg definitely take care of his clients, and make sure to the best of his abilities, you get what you ask for. Calls and talks to the day before.
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Waterloo, IL
Offshore for Hogfish was our goal and we got a bunch of them! Alot of grouper also but they are not in season due to spawning this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore for Hogfish was our goal and we got a bunch of them! Alot of grouper also but they are not in season due to spawning this time of year.
Paul  T.
Paul T. Jamestown, PA
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

Markin’ Fish Charters
Markin’ Fish Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Very fun! Right on the fish right away. A couple of the people on the trip got motion sickness and Capt. Mark adjusted the trip to get calmer water and keep fishing. Even with the adjustment was able to limit out on King and got a few Spanish Mackerel as well. Excellent trip.
John  S.
John S. Hubbard Lake, MI
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Fishing was slow but we still had a great time. Captain Juan is easy to fish with, willing to help as much as possible, and friendly. He worked hard to get us on fish and although it was slow we did catch fish. We recommend Captain Juan and hope to fish with him again.
John  L.
John L. Chittenango, NY
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Hunter went above and beyond what I expected. I went on other inshore trips in St. Pete and Hunter blew the completion out of the water. Thank you again Hunter, I will definitely be contacting Hunter on my next visit to St. Pete!
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Pacific, MO
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Captain Andy's Salty Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Very good man and excellent guide!!! He made sure that we all felt the tug of a fish and all four of us caught fish!!! We caught 2 bonnet head sharks and 1 snook!!! Highly recommend Captain Andy!!!!
Calvin  C.
Calvin C.
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
We had a four hour fishing trip with Captain Ted. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We caught lots of fish and were able to take two large fish home to cook the next day. It was a great experience and we would definitely book again! Thanks, Captain Ted!
Steve  L.
Steve L. Seminole, Florida
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
This was our first offshore ocean fishing experience and could not have been better! We are a family of six, and Captain Steve took care of all of us! He was amazing, the boat was fantastic, and the experience was a memory that will last forever for all of us! Thank you so much!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Lakeville, MN
Island Time Family Charters – St Pete
Island Time Family Charters – St Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Mikey was incredible! My 12-year old son caught 14 fish, including his first shark and his first Jack. I would absolutely recommend Captain Mikey to anyone - from the youngest beginners to the most veteran anglers. He tailors the trip to suit your needs and he could not have done a better job making our family feel welcome and comfortable... and he is an EXPERT fisherman!
Eric  F.
Eric F. Jersey City, NJ
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
The bite was slow but we got after it and had some good hookups with some reds and snook!
Joseph  Z.
Joseph Z. Cabot, PA
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(112 reviews)
The kids and the family had a great time. Our captain was an excellent coach. He taught each of them how to deep sea fish as well as taught them about each fish we caught. It was a great trip.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S. St. Petersburg, Florida
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Capt Keith and Debbie were amazing. Super helpful and courteous. Put us right on the fish and were an absolute joy to spend the day with! Wish I could give them 6 stars.
Dan  G.
Dan G. Tampa, Florida
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(169 reviews)
Super awesome trip! He put us on fish in the first few cast! The weather turned out to be great. Communication about the trip and weather was well in advance and the flexibility they had incase the wind was terrible was awesome. We will definitely use these guys again!
Sarah  G.
Sarah G. Tampa, Florida
Big Daddy SportFishing
Big Daddy SportFishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Jim and got into some Jacks! Will do it by again
Monte  M.
Monte M.
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Hunter kept us on the Snook all day. His patience and knowledge made for a very fun trip.
Lee  G.
Lee G. Orlando, Florida
Big Daddy SportFishing
Big Daddy SportFishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(173 reviews)
Rough day of catching fish after a cold front, but James and crew went out of their way to help put us on fish. Thanks again James and Brandon!
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Pacific, MO
Westbound Sportfishing
Westbound Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
What an amazing trip. Captain Brian was in communication right after the booking and worked around bad weather day for us. We had a group of six on board and both Brian and Jake did an amazing job with us. These guys really know the area, species and how to entertain. Thank you so much!!! The boys had a great time and this trip was their favorite thing to do while visiting Florida. Hope to see you this summer for another outing Jay
Jay  K.
Jay K. Eaton, IN
Island Time Family Charters – St Pete
Island Time Family Charters – St Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Michael was great and very accommodating. He has a lot of experience and very friendly.
Gina  T.
Gina T. Orlando, FL
Fish The Burg Charters – St Pete
Fish The Burg Charters – St Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Had a great day on the water with Seth. Very knowledgeable about fishing and the areas he goes to. If you want to have a great time I HIGHLY recommend Seth with Fish the Burg!! I will be a returning customer!
Vincent  L.
Vincent L. Jacksonville, FL
Reel Lucky Fishing Charters
Reel Lucky Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Had really good time, fishing was OK… not the catch expecting…but that’s just sometimes the way the fish hook lands. Not for lack of trying on Captain Joe’s part. He was really responsive and accommodating, which is why we chose reallucky
Kim  L.
Kim L. Richmond Hill, ON
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had a great time with My girls fishing. The captain was very helpful and easy going. The toilet on the boat a huge plus , and we caught a large variety of fish. I would recommend this charter highly :)
Christine  Q.
Christine Q. St. Pete Beach, FL
FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg
FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Had some tough cold front conditions, too windy to make it offshore. Capt. Chris and his son still managed to put us on a bunch of fish. Had a blast putting a beat down on a bunch of mangroves, grouper, Spanish mackerel, flounder, and some sharks. Thanks for the great trip Capt. Chris!
Eric  L.
Eric L. Appleton, WI

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