Bradenton Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Bradenton Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Bradenton

Bradenton: 103 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Longboat Key
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(23 reviews)
Palmetto
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trips from $475
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(229 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(181 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Anna Maria
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(21 reviews)
Bradenton
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(205 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $700

Deep Sea Fishing in Bradenton

If you want a fishing journey with the open sea, big pelagics, and tasty table fare, the deep sea fishing Bradenton has access to is your ticket to an angling paradise. You’ll have a lot to catch the second you set out into the Gulf. Stay inshore and your bags can be full on an average day. But if you’ve got an itch for adventure, then the deep sea fisheries ahead are a place you have to explore.

What fish to catch

The Gulf waters out of Bradenton produce epic fishing, whether it’s a chase with apex predators or a brawl with bottom-hugging fish. Offshore reefs and wrecks will store Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel. Once you hit the federal waters you can sample a variety of Snapper and Grouper.

Further out, some 20+ miles from dry land, you’ll get to fish for more pelagics and bottom fish. The opportunities now open up and you can land trophy-size Kingfish, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, and Red Snapper.

This is just the beginning though. Rich fisheries lie 60 miles offshore and have over the years produced Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Sailfish. If you sink the bait deep enough, you’ll be able to target Amberjack, Grouper, Triggerfish, Seabass, Grunts, and Porgy.

And that’s still not all. The more experienced you are, the more riches the Gulf will bring. If you want a real voyage and care to get epic fish, then head out 80+ miles, where the ocean floor drops between 150 ft and 450 ft. Here you can sample Snowy, Yellowedge, Warsaw, Red, and Gag Grouper, as well as more Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Blackfin Tuna.

How to get the fish

Let’s start with the basics. If you want to be efficient, you’ll most likely troll for any surface fish, such as Wahoo, Tuna, Mackerel, and Mahi. Use outriggers to spread the line enough -- you don’t want any tangling when the fish are around – and equip with the line properly. Whether it’s bait or lures, the captain you’re fishing with will know the answers and will help you out. Mackerel will go after Sardines and Mullet, Tuna will go after Mackerel. Mahi are enticed by flying fish, so you’ll want to imitate their prey and keep your bait near the surface. Once the fish are hooked, you’ll either use an electric reel to pull them over onto the boat or reel them in yourself if you want a good workout.

Depending on how deep the waters are, you’ll need to use downriggers and sinkers to drop your bait deep enough, then proceed to pull them up. Another option is to first use some chum and get the fish worked up, only to start casting or trolling after that.

Need to know

You don’t need a fishing license if you’re fishing from a for-hire charter. Local charter captains usually supply all the gear and bait you need, so you need only to dress for the trip and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, plenty of water to stay hydrated, and whatever you’d like to eat and drink. Since you’ll be traveling quite some distance, having Dramamine by your side is a good idea, especially if you’re prone to seasickness.

Bradenton
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Bradenton

Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Wanted to troll for a while going out . He did everything I expected. And I've been deep sea fishing here for 15 years & he will be the captain I'll every use for all my future trips . As a matter of fact I booked him for another trip while still down here !!! 10 stars
Mark  S.
Mark S. Grand Rapids, MI
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great time to go out. Snowbirds are leaving, and the kiddo's are still in school.
Ron  K.
Ron K. The Villages, FL
Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find yourself a good captain and get out there! Captain Kirby was a great way to spend the afternoon out on the water!
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Pine River, MN
Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area, beautiful waters, lots to see and fun boating fishing experience!!
David  R.
David R. Welcome, MD
If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the Kingfish are biting I would go for them and they do taste pretty good fried
James  L.
James L. Saint CLR SHORES, MI
Do it. It’s fun, relaxing and enjoyable to catch fish from a boat. I would recommend Captain Kirby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it. It’s fun, relaxing and enjoyable to catch fish from a boat. I would recommend Captain Kirby.
Donald  W.
Donald W. Greenwood, IN
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Midlothian, TX
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Valrico, FL
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Michael  L.  H.
Michael L. H. Mooresville, IN
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Bill  P.
Bill P. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Get ready to battle Snook and call Capt. Jared and u will catch a load and have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready to battle Snook and call Capt. Jared and u will catch a load and have a great time!
Michael  K.
Michael K. Chicago, Illinois
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Robert  L.
Robert L. United States

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