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Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Fort Walton Beach

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Nighttime Bowfishing Adventure

83% (6)
20 ft 1 - 6 People From $475
Fishing in Tampa

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tampa

Tampa Bay Fishing Classic

97% (36)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $350
Fishing in Clearwater

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Classic

100% (2)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Pensacola

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Gulfbound Glory: Emerald Coast

83% (6)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Panama City

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Panama City

Kids Fishing - 25’ Sea Born

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $500

Top Cities for Black Drum Fishing in Florida

Most Popular Types of Black Drum Trips in Florida

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Angling Excursion in Islamorada

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Islamorada Angling Excursion

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $850
Fishing in Port Orange
Fishing in Port Orange
Fishing in Port Orange
trip description for Daytona Inshore Slammin in Port Orange

Hop on board with Captain Austin and prepare for a memorable day of fishing the Florida Atlantic inshore waters! The Daytona Beach inshore and near shore waters are perfect areas to enjoy beautiful scenery and catch some prime fish that Florida is known for without going too far from the dock. Half Day 4 hour trips leave at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm while 3/4 day 6 hour trips only leave in the morning. On this half or 3/4 day trip, Captain Austin will take you from Port Orange out to the inlets, intracoastal waters, beaches, and nearshore reefs, where you can expect to target Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano and the elusive Tarpon. Captain Austin is equipped to use a variety of methods to attract these fish including live baiting, drifting and ‘spot locking’ with a gps trolling motor. Just let Captain Austin know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! Whether you're a beginner or an advanced angler, Captain Austin will have plenty of helpful tips to help you get one on the line. You'll be fishing aboard a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat with a capacity for 4 people. Its 200 HP Yamaha V6 engine will let you bounce between prime fishing spots all over the inshore area with ease! It comes with the essentials such as GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Everything you reel in is yours to keep, and Captain Austin will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Austin will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. If you want to go fly fishing be sure to bring your own rod. Otherwise all you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Book your trip with Captain Austin today! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Daytona Inshore Slammin

75% (4)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Panama City Beach
Fishing in Panama City Beach
Fishing in Panama City Beach
trip description for Destin/ Panama city Beach Fishing Adventure in Panama City Beach

Hop on board with Captain Jimmy and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing the flats in the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village"! The inshore waters around Destin, namely Choctawhatchee Bay, are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without having to trek into the deep waters. Captain Jimmy will help you target a variety of species on this 4 to 6-hour adventure, including Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. All you'll need to target these picture-worthy fish is classic light tackle with artificial lures or live bait. Whichever fish you want to go after, just let Captain Jimmy know and he'll get you set up with the best bait/lure to get one on the line! He'll even clean any keepers you catch for no additional charge. You’ll be fishing aboard a 18' Pathfinder bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Its 90 HP Yamaha engine will get you where the fish are biting in the beautiful blue Choctawhatchee waters. Captain Jimmy's vessel is equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and a Wireless Trolling Motor to make your fishing experience as seamless as possible. Captain Jimmy will provide all license,rods, reels, tackle and live bait. We recommend you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need to keep those energy levels up. Climb aboard with Captain Jimmy! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Destin/ Panama City Beach Fishing Adventure

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Fishing in New Smyrna Beach
Fishing in New Smyrna Beach
Fishing in New Smyrna Beach
trip description for Inshore Saltwater Run in New Smyrna Beach

If you are looking to spend a day on the Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, or further out exploring the nearshore waters beyond Ponce Inlet area let Captain Todd take you out on the water for an epic experience. Captain Todd runs inshore and backcountry fishing trips that can yield the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout & Snook. If weather conditions cooperate Captain Todd also offers nearshore trips in the spring, summer & early fall out of Ponce Inlet for Tarpon, Snook, Bull Redfish Shark and the occasional Barracuda. You will be fishing from a brand new 24ft Skeeter bay boat. The waters you will see are portions of the Inter-Coastal Waterway which runs up the inside of the barrier islands on the Atlantic coast. You can go sight fishing and try out his custom spinning or bait casting rods for a light tackle adventure you are certain to enjoy. If you like fishing on the fly, the captain can accommodate you, just let us know in advance. The boat is equipped with Garmin & Lowrance Electronics, 8′ Power Pole anchors, Engel Coolers and life jackets for everyone. Captain Todd is on the Pro Staff of company’s like “PowerPole“, “Florida Fishing Products“, “MHX Rods“, “Engel Coolers“, “THMarine“, “Gambler Lures“, “Bob’s Jack Plates” you will be using the best available equipment. The captain will furnish FFP Reels, MHX custom rods, live bait, and lures. Bottled water is served on board, but you can also bring your own favorite beverage. Make sure to bring food, pack sunblock, a cap, shades (preferably polarized if sight fishing), and comfortable clothes. The fishing license is included for saltwater trips only. Note that you can keep your fish, but catch and release is encouraged. These fisheries are solid year round. All that changes is whats hot, if you want to practice inshore angling, Captain Todd has the skills to help you out. Book a trip, and come catch your fish! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Inshore Saltwater Run

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $450
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Naples Hook-Up in Naples

Climb aboard with Captain Brandon and experience an action-packed day of bay fishing around Naples and 10k Islands! Captain Brandon has been fishing these waters since he could talk and knows how the fish think in this area. You can expect to target Redfish, and Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and Black Drum. Occasionally Captain Brandon will target Goliath Grouper as well if you're looking to test your strength against the biggest fish you can find inshore! Captain Brandon likes to use live bait, cut bait, and, on some occasions, lures to attract the best and biggest fish. For these trips, Captain Brandon uses his 26’ Sea Chaser center console that provides a wide, spacious, and stable deck that will serve as your fishing platform. The vessel can accommodate up to 6 anglers and have them fishing at the same time. Captain Brandon will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water. He will have an icebox for your day’s catch as well as rods, reels, bait, and tackle and will cover your fishing licenses and fish cleaning! All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and get ready to fight some fish. Come on down and make some memories with Captain Brandon! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Naples Hook-Up

100% (6)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Pensacola Beach
Fishing in Pensacola Beach
Fishing in Pensacola Beach
trip description for Half Day Gulf Classics in Pensacola Beach

Visit the flats around Pensacola Beach and to wear out the fish with Captain Corey! Captain Corey is a master at getting his clients on 3 Big Three: Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. He also knows how to get you on a bunch of other fun species like Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more. If the weather permits, Captain Corey can also take you further out to the Gulf to chase down Mackerel and Snapper. No matter what the day brings or what your preferences are Captain Corey will meet you with his 24' Blazer bay boat fully loaded with not only all the gear and bait you could possibly need but also with a great attitude and birth of fishing knowledge to ensure you catch you limit! Thus, all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks and drinks, and your camera, and let Captain Corey take care of the rest. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Crystal River

Half Day Gulf Classics

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $575
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Florida?

Why should I book a black drum fishing charter in Florida with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 149 black drum trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Nighttime Bowfishing Adventure guided by Joey, and Tampa Bay Fishing Classic guided by Christopher.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2969 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly black drum guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly black drum guides in Florida.

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black drum in Florida as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Florida are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Florida black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Florida is $587. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Florida is $855.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Florida is summer, and most anglers book their trips 10 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for black drum and what are the bag limits for black drum in Florida?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Florida, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Florida. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Todd was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with our group that had a few inexperienced anglers on the boat. Will definitely seek out Todd the next time we are in New Smyrna beach!

    Gregg S. with Todd V. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and I had an amazing bowfishing trip with Mike. He was extremely nice, helpful, and informative.. and he worked hard to get us on fish. We will definitely book with him again!

    Tara L. with Mike L. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Captain John John and the deckhand Drew were very courteous and friendly. The bite was slow but they did everything they could to put us on fish. We ended up with a good catch and everyone had a great time. We will definitely be back next year.

    Mike K. with John C. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip and great captain! Ike is the best!

    Justin C. with Ike C. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip

    Randa M. with Aaron H. of Port Orange, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Jimmy on the water today, he put us on the fish and we had a great time catching tons of speckled trout. Had two teenage girls with me and they had a great time also and Jimmy kept it light and entertaining the whole time. Couldn’t have asked for more. Will definitely look to have another trip with him soon. Thanks

    David P. with Jimmy E. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Todd was a great Captain!!! Not a disappointment at all ! Me and my family had blast out on the water catching some most beautiful species of fish that you could think of. If your in Dayton Beach Todd is the perfect Captain for your experience!!!

    Galan with Todd V. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip on short notice

    Jamie S. with Tim K. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an absolutely amazing time with Captain George! We had several other fishermen passing through that were going on about how it was a “tough day” but not with Captain George!! He put us right on the fish! He was always aware of his surroundings, watching the schools of bait fish, and making sure we were in the most optimal spot. He was very knowledgeable about all of the species we caught throughout the day. We were having such a blast that we added an extra hour to onto our trip, which is when he put us on to the BIGGEST Spanish Mackerel I’ve ever seen!! Just to top it off, he was also very kind and caring. He never lost patience with me when he kept having to cast my pole into difficult spots, and he made sure to remind us to drink plenty of water and reapply sunscreen. At the end of the trip, as he was cleaning our fish, I began to overheat and he knew EXACTLY what to do. He stayed calm, let us stay for a while as I regained my strength, and even checked on me later on in the day. What an amazing experience, captain, and day!! 10/10! We will be fishing with Captain George when we are back this way, and will be referring all of our friends and family!

    Lauren H. with George H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain AJ was awesome! Conditions were tough but AJ still lead us to a productive trip despite the challenge.

    Bowman B. with Aj G. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Good trip bait was not available had to wait but Fishing trip was good.

    Gene N. with Jayson P. of Cedar Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our family had a great time with Captain Scott! His first mate Jimmy was so enthusiastic and really wanted to help us all catch big fish. My young adult kids rated the experience an 11 out of 10. Overall we caught 4 King Mackerals (and a few sharks that we threw back). Scott recommended a local restaurant (The Salty Pelican) that would prepare our catch, so we enjoyed a delicious lunch after our morning on the boat.

    Jill B. with Scott T. of Fernandina Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tim is a badass!! Every aspect of our trip was magnificent. Great communicator, easy hang and we got the experience we were hoping for- plus more!! Highly recommend!

    Tony N. with Tim K. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Knowledgeable guide knows the waterways. Put us on a big snook and tarpon. Very enjoyable back water trip. Would definitely recommend Owen!

    Glenn M. with Owen W. of Melbourne, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tim created the perfect experience on our trip. It was a graduation present for my son and it was everything he and I wanted it to be. Tim was fun, incredibly competent at his craft, and interacted with us in a relaxed manner that made for a wonderful day. I have been utilizing fishing guides regularly for years and Tim was by far the best guide I’ve ever had. Bravo!

    Tony N. with Tim K. of Pensacola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Max was a great guide. Made the trip fun and was friendly and knowledgable. We’d fish with Max again.

    Joel D. with Max A. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We were looking for a different kind of fishing trip and found it - we loved the surf fishing experience with Capt Max! He is a professional in every sense - he reached out to ensure we knew what to expect and where to meet. The beach location was easy to find & park and he had chairs & water waiting for us. Capt Max is very personable - loved hearing his story! The surf was very rough so we didn’t have high expectations, but Capt Max worked hard to find fish! We caught three nice pompano which he cleaned for us on the beach (they were delicious by the way!). Plus, we were treated to a beautiful sunset! What’s not to love?! No early morning, no bouncing around on a boat, spending time on the beach, great sunset, and a tasty dinner - perfect start to a beach vacay! Can’t wait to do it again and a big thank you to Capt Max!

    Steven K. with Max A. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Greg did a great job, put us on fish immediately, Super friendly. I highly recommend.

    Chris S. with Greg G. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Corey did a great job ! Friendly, and. Very helpful in getting us some fish! Highly recommend !

    Vickie S. with Corey M. of Pensacola Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

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