Bradenton Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Bradenton Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Bradenton

Bradenton: 117 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Palmetto
Trips from US $475
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(59 reviews)
Holmes Beach
Trips from US $299
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Holmes Beach
Trips from US $750
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(105 reviews)
Longboat Key
Trips from US $450
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(19 reviews)
Bradenton Beach
Trips from US $199
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Palmetto
Trips from US $1,500

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 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Bradenton

Can be hot make sure to bring hats, sunglasses and plenty of drinks on ice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can be hot make sure to bring hats, sunglasses and plenty of drinks on ice.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Make sure you bring sunscreen and sun protective clothing and be ready for a great day on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring sunscreen and sun protective clothing and be ready for a great day on the water.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Bradenton is a great fishing area with lots of options. We took a boat from a private house, so had parking. It was very convenient to our location in Anna Maria Island. The fishing is a mix of inshore and nearshore which we appreciated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bradenton is a great fishing area with lots of options. We took a boat from a private house, so had parking. It was very convenient to our location in Anna Maria Island. The fishing is a mix of inshore and nearshore which we appreciated.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing in the winter time in Bradenton is very dependent on conditions. Tides, winds, weather, are all very variable and can challenge even the most experienced captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in the winter time in Bradenton is very dependent on conditions. Tides, winds, weather, are all very variable and can challenge even the most experienced captain.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
I would absolutely recommend this trip to first timers. Captain Zac and his First Mate taught us how to do everything but also worked hard to just make sure we were having fun the entire time. They baited the rods, they took the fish off the hooks as needed. This made it fun for everyone because even my youngest (8 years old) was helped so big brothers and daddy could just enjoy the fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would absolutely recommend this trip to first timers. Captain Zac and his First Mate taught us how to do everything but also worked hard to just make sure we were having fun the entire time. They baited the rods, they took the fish off the hooks as needed. This made it fun for everyone because even my youngest (8 years old) was helped so big brothers and daddy could just enjoy the fishing!
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Book with Captain Bill! Extremely knowledgeable for anglers just starting out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Bill! Extremely knowledgeable for anglers just starting out.
Skyway Fishing Tours
Skyway Fishing Tours
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look no farther than Niche Too fishing. Top notch guys and best time ever.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
The flats is the place to fish during the hot summer months on the reefs no need to go out long distance and take away from time catching fish. We caught more in the flats near Land
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The flats is the place to fish during the hot summer months on the reefs no need to go out long distance and take away from time catching fish. We caught more in the flats near Land
Skyway Fishing Tours
Skyway Fishing Tours Bradenton, Florida
Great experience, learn a lot , non stop action even though 90 out, go early.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience, learn a lot , non stop action even though 90 out, go early.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters Bradenton, FL
If you're going in July, it will be hot. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Go early in the morning, and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going in July, it will be hot. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Go early in the morning, and have fun!
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters Mount Juliet, Tennessee
We caught some trout and red snapper but the snapper weren’t quite big enough, we also caught some puffed fish, a ton of catfish, a shark,, and a couple grouper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught some trout and red snapper but the snapper weren’t quite big enough, we also caught some puffed fish, a ton of catfish, a shark,, and a couple grouper
Chummy Fishing Charters
Chummy Fishing Charters
The marina was not what I expected. It is a public boat launch. But that doesn't matter as long as you are safely in and out of the water.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The marina was not what I expected. It is a public boat launch. But that doesn't matter as long as you are safely in and out of the water.
Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton
Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton Boone, NC
Be flexible with your Captain, they understand the conditions and waters. There is a lot to consider when you go out. And keep in mind they are trying their best to give you a great experience, so be kind to them. They can’t make the fish bite- just enjoy being on the water and the experience. Bring food, water and sunscreen (hats, long sleeved SPF shirts), and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible with your Captain, they understand the conditions and waters. There is a lot to consider when you go out. And keep in mind they are trying their best to give you a great experience, so be kind to them. They can’t make the fish bite- just enjoy being on the water and the experience. Bring food, water and sunscreen (hats, long sleeved SPF shirts), and enjoy.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005 Sarasota, Florida
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
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters 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.
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson 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!
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters 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!!
Chummy Fishing Charters
Chummy Fishing Charters 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
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters 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.
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters
Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters Greenwood, IN

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