Clearwater Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Clearwater

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Clearwater

Deep Sea Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea Fishing Clearwater-style shows you what Florida is all about. The Tampa Bay area is home to big Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish just to name a few. And let’s not forget that it is the Grouper capital of the world.

When to fish

Any given day on the deep waters out of Clearwater is ideal to wet a line. Clearwater offers a great variety of migrating fish species and there is always something in season and biting.

Grouper and Snapper bite almost year-round. Spring, summer, and fall are rich with Sharks, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Bonito, Sailfish, and what not. Wintertime produces reef fish, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.

How to fish

To get the real taste of the Clearwater’s deep sea, you will need a 6+ charter. It will take you somewhere between 25 and 40 miles offshore, where you can catch Tuna and Kingfish along the others during their seasonal runs.

On a short trip, you will be able to try yourself in bottom fishing. Your captain will anchor the boat, drop a weighted hook to the bottom, and wait for the bite. When it begins, it’s fast and furious! Tasty Snapper and Grouper are usually among the main targets.

For the bigger boys like Amberjack, you will need a 12+ hour charter. The reef donkeys chill about 40-50 miles offshore, right near the highly sought-after Red Snapper. The ride can be a bit lengthy but trust us - every minute is worth it.

When you’re done catching big Snapper (which can be up to 20lbs) and massive Grouper, you can go for some trolling. Who knows how many Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, or Sailfish you can find?

But the best deep sea fishing in Clearwater happens 50-80 miles out. Once you venture out into the blue waters and hook your bait, the action begins. When you get one of the big boys, they will put a serious fight. Just think of all the Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Yellowtail, Red, and Mangrove Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish…

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Clearwater

4 Hour trip with Outlaw Gunner
Casey F. fished with Outlaw Gunner Charters on August 29, 2020
For a 4 hour trip the fish are smaller than we thought.
Half day trip with CPT Mike
Kenneth S. fished with Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters on August 28, 2020
Go fishing with CPT Mike. Very knowledgeable about his job. Easy to talk to. My brother and I had a blast catching a lot of fish in a short amount of time.
Full day trip
Elton V. fished with HIGH TIDE Saltwater Charters on August 10, 2020
Lots of sun lotion, drinking water, sunhats , great captain like we had.
Fishing with Jeremy
Dustin F. fished with Fish Slapped Charters – Clearwater on June 28, 2020
Look him up he will definitely make it worth it
Half day trip with Captain Tyson, Clearwater
Ron K. fished with Flats Monster on February 16, 2020
Hire a guide who knows the area. Read comments from guests. A guide obviously cannot guarantee catching fish but if he knows the area, he knows where the productive areas are. We knew nothing about Clearwater or fishing in February. Feedback from customers is your best source in choosing a guide.
Just what we needed
Eric D. fished with Custom Charters on January 17, 2020
Just go for it. Always a good time fishing in Clearwater.
Fishing with Charles
Konnor W. fished with Custom Charters on December 20, 2019
Go during the summer but it was still a great experience !!
40th Birthday Trip
Tim K. fished with Rebel Coast Charters on November 9, 2019
Had the best time! The crew is so cool to hang out with.

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