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According to customer reviews, First Cast Fishing Charters, FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg, and Lock it Down Sportfishing 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 $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $970 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

First Cast Fishing Charters, FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg, and Lock it Down Sportfishing 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 Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats 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.
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4.6 / 5
Based on 27695 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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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
Robert  A.
Robert A. 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.
Tami  M.
Tami M. 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
Elvin  P.
Elvin P. 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
Russell  C.
Russell C. Crete, NE
Get a good captain who knows the area. It was great for us. I wouldn’t do it any other way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a good captain who knows the area. It was great for us. I wouldn’t do it any other way.
Laura  R.
Laura R. Womac, IL
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.
Jason  S.
Jason S. 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.
Cheryl  S.
Cheryl S. Hermitage, PA
Find a guide in St Petersburg who knows the area. If its your first trip to St Pete, you'll want to learn more about the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide in St Petersburg who knows the area. If its your first trip to St Pete, you'll want to learn more about the area.
Charles  L.
Charles L. Franklin, TN
contact a captain and get recommendations on when is best time of year to catch your targeted species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
contact a captain and get recommendations on when is best time of year to catch your targeted species
Cristina  C.
Cristina C. REDINGTN SHOR, FL
Be ready for anything and get ready to have fun because it’s impossible not to! Book a trip asap!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything and get ready to have fun because it’s impossible not to! Book a trip asap!
Brady  S.
Brady S. Burnsville, MN
The captains all have a strategy for the best outcome given everchanging weather conditions, and tides. They are not magicians. If the charter involves spinning gear, then KNOW how to use it BEFORE your trip !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captains all have a strategy for the best outcome given everchanging weather conditions, and tides. They are not magicians. If the charter involves spinning gear, then KNOW how to use it BEFORE your trip !
Douglas  P.
Douglas P. Roach, MO
Early morning before the wind comes up. Offshore is a blast if conditions are right. Otherwise you can’t miss w/ inshore fishing. Snook, snapper, sheep head, redfish a plenty
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early morning before the wind comes up. Offshore is a blast if conditions are right. Otherwise you can’t miss w/ inshore fishing. Snook, snapper, sheep head, redfish a plenty
Peter  S.
Peter S. Morristown, NJ
If you have motion sickness take a ginger supplement for 5 days before you go. Tip from the captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have motion sickness take a ginger supplement for 5 days before you go. Tip from the captain
Scott  M.
Scott M. Brighton, MI
These are the folks you want to contact whether you’re first timers or ardent fishermen…they are wonderful people!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These are the folks you want to contact whether you’re first timers or ardent fishermen…they are wonderful people!
Tim  T.
Tim T. Canonsburg, PA
Find a captain who has a lot of experience fishing the waters you intend to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a captain who has a lot of experience fishing the waters you intend to fish.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Syracuse, IN
Seek out a reputable captain and connect with them early and often. Plan according to weather reports, i.e., calmer seas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seek out a reputable captain and connect with them early and often. Plan according to weather reports, i.e., calmer seas.
Tom  G.
Tom G. Utica, Michigan
3 hour trip was perfect for our first time out but will do a longer trip next time. We had a great time and Captain Joe was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
3 hour trip was perfect for our first time out but will do a longer trip next time. We had a great time and Captain Joe was awesome.
Brandy  S.
Brandy S. North Salem, IN
I am an experienced fresh water fisherman, but I highly recommend a guide to teach you the ways of the Ocean. Some skills transfer, some new techniques are definitely needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I am an experienced fresh water fisherman, but I highly recommend a guide to teach you the ways of the Ocean. Some skills transfer, some new techniques are definitely needed.
Joe  H.
Joe H. Brookfield, WI
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
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

Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Mike was not only putting me on fish all day he was knowledgeable, patient and fun!!! It was absolutely the perfect day on the water from start to finish! This was the second time with him as a captain and I would recommend him time and time again.
Amber  M.
Amber M. Elverta, CA
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(498 reviews)
Having never fished, wasn’t sure what to expect but learned to cast and had a wonderful time!
Mark  T.
Mark T.
Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Coming from England we were looking for something very different from home and captain Joe certainly delivered on all fronts, he is the real deal. Area knowledge, species knowledge are impeccable the equipment and boat are superb 10 out of 10 on all fronts. I would recommend to anyone who wants to have the trip of a lifetime 😀😀. We will be back
David  S.
David S. Greater Northdale, FL
Big Daddy SportFishing
Big Daddy SportFishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain James was awesome, he put so much effort in to getting us on fish. We stayed on top of the fish all day
Craig  S.
Craig S. Pulaski, KY
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Had a great trip with captain Juan. He really tries to get you on the fish. Would recommend.
Jim  D.
Jim D. Jackson, MI
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
This was our second time out on the water with Captain Steve. We can’t say enough about our experience, some of us have never fished and we had the best time! You will learn, have fun, catch fish, enjoy some great music and most importantly…you’ll feel like family. Did I mention I caught a SHARK!!! Amazing!!! Captain Steve is so patient and truly cares about your experience, he will be sure you catch some fish and make memories. Did I mention I caught a Shark, lol
Michelle  K.
Michelle K. Zephyrhills, FL
Westbound Sportfishing
Westbound Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Well equipped. And great knowledge on where to get the fish. Although the season of catching fish was poor. Our captain knew where to go so we didn’t get skunked. Great job. Will definitely know who to go to when we get back in the area.
Perry  P.
Perry P. Cocoa, Florida
First Cast Fishing Charters
First Cast Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Very knowledgeable and knew where to catch fish. Made the trip a pleasure.
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. Lynn Haven, FL
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(498 reviews)
Great experience with captain Jeff and making memories with my son! We caught lots of fish and even brought home dinner. Thanks so much
Jill  L.
Jill L.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(498 reviews)
The trip was a great experience. We caught a number of different species including reds and trout to name a few. If your looking for a captain with inshore fishing experience, great equipment and attitude, captain Jeff is the one.
John  W.
John W. Tampa, Florida
Reef Relief Charters
Reef Relief Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Had a great time and caught lots of fish. Captain Dave was great and loves fishing
Eddie  E.
Eddie E.
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Captain Mark was amazing!!! Attentive and made sure we were all ready to fish. Found great spots where all 6 of us caught some beautiful fish, along with two large barracuda’s!
David  G.
David G. Bradenton, FL
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
This was our second trip in two years with Captain Juan and he is absolutely the best. He knows his fishing and makes sure you catch fish! Good sized boat for our party of 4. Enough love bait and poles to keep you constantly fishing the entire 4 hours. Thank you again, Captain! We will return again in the future!
Carolynn  N.
Carolynn N. Carbon Hill, IL
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(230 reviews)
I would definitely recommend Captain Greg to anyone! He knew exactly where to take us to catch fish. Sometimes 2 at a time. We caught well over 200 fish with 62 keepers. His deckhand Shawn did an exceptional job as well! There was 6 of us so he stayed busy constantly keeping bait on all our rods as well as taking fish off the hooks.
Gail  W.
Gail W. Decatur, TN
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Fun afternoon of inshore fishing! Captain is very knowledgeable and great with kids. Highly recommend.
Craig  B.
Craig B.
FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg
FishHuge Charters – St Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Great day out on the water with Captain Chris and his son, the first mate. Chris was accommodating, knowledgeable, and really made the trip. The goal was to target grouper and he made it happen. Caught red, Goliath and gag grouper among other species. I will definitely will go out with him in the future.
Elliot  F.
Elliot F. Mukwonago, WI
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We took a 2 hour fishing trip out with Capt. Zach. We had a great time! We all caught fish and he was great with the kids! Would highly recommend!
Travis  H.
Travis H. Orlando, Florida
Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Overall a good experience. Caught a 30 inch red drum got a cool few pics and got to see the local fishing spots. Would recommend going.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Orlando, Florida
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(498 reviews)
37 inch Red Drum!!! A 32 inches too! On a 15 lb braided line with 20 weight leader…
Susan  M.
Susan M. Strasburg, PA
One More Charters
One More Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Torin made sure I had a good time. I caught a nice keeper Red on the first spot he took me to. I also caught a sea trout. Just a great day out on the water. Captain Torin cleaned and gave me 2 nice filets to take with me. I took them to Crabby’s at John’s Pass and had them cook them for me. Just like Captain Torin recommended, one fried and one blackened, both were delicious. Thank you Captain, great job! I will recommend you to my friends.
Odniel  B.
Odniel B. Easton, CT

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