Clearwater, Florida Fishing Overview

White sand beaches, never-ending bays and inlets, and productive offshore waters make Clearwater, Florida an angler's paradise. Situated in the center of Florida's west coast, Clearwater is a prime location to catch a variety of inshore and offshore species year-round. Our Damn Good Guides have the expertise and experience to keep you on the fish. The hardest thing about fishing in Clearwater is deciding which species to target. Contact Captain Experiences today to book the Clearwater fishing charter of a lifetime!

Everything You Need to Know About Clearwater, Florida Fishing

Clearwater Fishing Charters

The inshore, nearshore and offshore waters surrounding Clearwater Beach make for a true angler's paradise aboard any of our Clearwater charter boats. Experienced anglers can check off multiple bucket list species in a single day, and families can cruise around for an enjoyable day full of memories. Whether you want to fight monsters from the depths, cast around miles of mangrove forests, or target that dream fish that keeps you up at night, our Clearwater fishing charters have you covered.

Inshore Fishing in Clearwater, Florida

For any angler, just looking at a map of Clearwater, Florida is worthy of excitement. For inshore anglers, however, Clearwater is a very special place. The biodiverse inshore waters surrounding Clearwater are home to many bucket list species. In the spring and summer months Tarpon swing by on their southbound migration. They are accompanied by ambushing Snook and Redfish moving into the warmer bay waters. As the waters cool down, Speckled Trout, Flounder and Grouper species can be expected. Fish productive Clearwater fishing spots like Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island and cruise the bays, backwaters and bayous for mangrove monsters. Regardless of the time of year, your Clearwater fishing charter will ensure that you stay on the bite!

Nearshore and Clearwater Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Clearwater's deep sea fishing is not to be overlooked. Much like the inshore fishing, seasonality is not an issue: the fish are biting all year, but target species typically change with the season. Depending on which species are in season, various species of Snapper, Grouper, Shark and Tuna can be expected. When the fall months come around and the water temperature begins cooling, schools of baitfish head south for warmer waters. Trailing behind them are Kingfish, the prize jewel of Clearwater fishing. These streamlined predators are often likened to a torpedo, and can be found in numbers crowding baitfish in shallow structure or along the shore, or prowling around deep water wrecks for their next meal. Trolling baitfish tends to be the most productive technique for catching these beasts.

Things to do in Clearwater

Apart from the world class inshore fishing, productive offshore waters and award winning white sand beaches, there are plenty of events and activities to provide entertainment off the water. Take a break from the fishing and visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, or for those 21+ choose from a number of micro-breweries, bars and nightclubs. In early November, head just south of Clearwater to Madiera Beach for the biggest Kingfish tournament in the world, Old Salt's King of the Beach. Head south to St. Petersburg or east to the bustling metropolis of Tampa. There is no shortage of fun to be had in Clearwater, on AND off land!

Clearwater Tides and Weather

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Places to Stay in Clearwater, Florida