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Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(75 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

Big Daddy SportFishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(155 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $600

Lock it Down Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

Captain Andy's Salty Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(146 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

Head First Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(58 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $495

FishHuge Charters

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

Precision Backcountry Charters

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

Big League Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $550

Bay Reef Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(116 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $500

Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in St. Petersburg costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $466, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $739. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in St. Petersburg is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon, Big Daddy SportFishing, 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.

Glo#1 Fishing Charters Captain Juan Herndon, Big Daddy SportFishing, and Lock it Down Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in St. Petersburg.

The best way to experience fishing in St. Petersburg is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Mangrove), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Snook. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters 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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 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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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
Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start out with fresh cut bait and if you land a ladyfish use her as cut bait they hit that every time it hit the water
DELTON  T.
DELTON T. Adams, TN
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
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
Some people may not be familiar with different medications you can take for seasickness. I would recommend consulting with your physician on that before you go. It affects some people more than others.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some people may not be familiar with different medications you can take for seasickness. I would recommend consulting with your physician on that before you go. It affects some people more than others.
Alex  S.
Alex S. Orlando, Florida
Get ready to catch fish. You don't have to go to Costa Rica for workd class fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get ready to catch fish. You don't have to go to Costa Rica for workd class fishing.
William  V.
William V. St. Petersburg, FL

Coquina Key Charters
Coquina Key Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Capt Pat is professional when it comes to knowing his craft! Caught Snook, Snapper, Jack and even got to see a small Blacktip Shark. Couldn’t ask for a better trip!
Mark  B.
Mark B. Lavon, TX
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Spent a wonderful morning fishing. He got us in the fish and we had a great time. The Captain was very nice and helpful.
Steven  M.
Steven M. Saint Joseph, MO
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
My buddys and me had a fabulous time. We will definitely be going back out with him again. He put us on the fish and made sure we had plenty of bait.
Kenny  L.
Kenny L. The Villages, FL
Big League Charter
Big League Charter
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and talking. We will definitely be coming back and recommending Big League charter.
Charles  S.
Charles S. Murfreesboro, TN
Coquina Key Charters
Coquina Key Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
I got this trip for my husband and son and they loved it! They said Capt Patrick was very hands on with them and showed them the ropes. They had a blast! I would highly recommend😃
Polly  L.
Polly L. Huntsville, AL
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
We had to meet at a different location due to weather, but we’re notified in time to make the trip as scheduled. Our Captain, Captain Brophy was knowledgeable and friendly and took us to several spots around Tampa Bay to give us a chance to catch a variety of fish. We easily caught our limit for trout, but also caught snook and red snapper and a couple of catfish, besides the two species of trout. Would recommend this trip.
Ron  S.
Ron S. Delaware, OH
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Lock it Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Hunter was great. Been on a lot of fishing trips and this is the guy you want. Low key and relaxed and put us on the fish. Snook, reds and a chance at some tarpons. What a day. Thanks Hunter.
Andrew  G.
Andrew G. Charlotte, NC
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Capt. Will was extremely flexible with the rain situation and made the trip amazing. We fished in 3 different locations and caught some awesome fish. Thank you Capt Will. Highly recommend going with Capt. Will.
Chad  M.
Chad M. United States
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Bay Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Awesome captain, tough day on the water, still managed too catch a variety of fish. Overall great time out on the water!!
Oscar  L.
Oscar L. 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
(75 reviews)
We can't describe the fun and great time we had..captain Juan went out of his way to make a awesum charter, he made sure we caught fish, went to bridges and all over the gulf..taught us alot about Florida fishing, very knowledgeable , new all the tricksters! Very polite, and fun!! I highly recommend him and we certainly go with him again!
Shelly  S.
Shelly S. Lockport, NY
Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Mike was awesome, we had the best time! He even jumped in the water to save my hooked snook in the mangroves. Highly recommend!
Erin  G.
Erin G. Freeland, PA
Reef Relief Charters – 25'
Reef Relief Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Rich made the whole experience great. You can be as hands on as you want to be. Definitely will be back in the future
Brian  M.
Brian M. Nixa, MO
Precision Backcountry Charters
Precision Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Met up before noon, everything was ready to go! We fished several spots, caught a few fish each, enjoyed the weather, and had great conversation with Captain Mike. Very relaxing, brand new boat. Mike is also an incredible caster, very patient, and he taught us a few things. Would definitely fish with Captain Mike again - for longer next time!
Bryan  D.
Bryan D. Tampa, Florida
Westbound Sportfishing
Westbound Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
If you want to catch fish this is the charter to do so at. Me and my college age buddies had a blast with captain Brian and caught a crap ton of fish. He also put us on some insane permit. If we are ever on vacation in this area again we will be booking with him. Had an absolute blast 5/5.
Brody  M.
Brody M. Clarksville, OH
Inverted Fishing Charters Inshore
Inverted Fishing Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a successful day Tarpon fishing! The crew was very personable and patient with my 7 year old. They put us on many schools of Tarpon. Despite the fish’s lack of hunger due to the full moon, we still hooked a beast! I can only imagine how it would have turned out if there hadn’t been a full moon! I highly recommend captain Martin!
Crystal  F.
Crystal F. Tampa, FL
Hookin' Ain't Easy
Hookin' Ain't Easy
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(103 reviews)
Matthew is a great captain with a thorough knowledge of the area. My wife caught the biggest Spanish mackerel I have ever seen. Job well done
Rhett  M.
Rhett M. Charleston, SC
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Take A Day Off Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Capt. Thomas was very knowledgeable about the area and put our group onto the fish quickly. An action packed 4 hour trip that included some over the slot Reds and also put enough fish in the cooler as well. 100% would book with this captain again.
Phil  M.
Phil M. St. Petersburg, Florida
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Captain Ted Nesti Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
My son and I had an excellent time shark fishing. We also spent some time fishing for Red Fish and Snook. We are already looking forward to booking Captain Ted next year.
Bill  B.
Bill B. Bradenton, Florida
Scottish Reel Sportfishing
Scottish Reel Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Awesome time we caught fish from the time we started till the time we stopped
Larry  W.
Larry W. Orlando, Florida
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Westward Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Great time with Westin catching Snook, Amberjack and Red fish. Extremely knowledgeable and knew where the fishing spots were located. Very polite, friendly and helpful couldn’t ask for a better captain for bay fishing!
Randi  C.
Randi C. Wentzville, MO

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