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Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip

100% (6)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Crushing Clearwater Offshore

100% (4)
34 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Fishing Thriller!

100% (2)
34 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Offshore Fishing Frenzy

100% (1)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Reefs & Wrecks

100% (2)
33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Holmes Beach

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach Nearshore Slam

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Most Popular Types of Amberjack Trips in Clearwater

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Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St. Pete Offshore Experience in St. Petersburg

Go aboard Captain Greg's beautiful 32' Sabalo and see what fishing in St. Peter's is all about! You'll be able to get a taste of everything on this trip, including nearshore reef fishing, offshore trolling, and everything in between. There are so many species available on this trip that we're barely able to list them all! The Gulf of Mexico is know as the Grouper capital of the world, and in the reefs, wrecks, and ledges you'll fish there are Black, Red, Scamp, Gag, and Goliath Grouper. Aside from bottomfish, there are also tons of Gray Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish that can be caught on the same reefs! These fish are all absolutely delicious table fare, and Captain Greg is happy to clean your keepers at the end of the trip. For surface trolling, there's an abundance of King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and even Sharks! These species are a blast to catch and provide a challenge for every level of angler. You'll be fishing from a 32′ Sabalo sportfisher, built in the "Down East Cruiser" style. She has 15 feet of fishing deck space, with 11 rod holders and an open deck all the way around the stern. The 315-HP Cummins diesel engine makes her an extremely reliable fishing machine. With over 200 gallons of fuel capacity, she can take you out 100 miles and back with fuel to spare! In addition, she boasts 1800 lbs. of ice capacity; far more than a charter could ever need. This means there’s room for all your food, drinks, fish, and plenty of fresh ice. The creature comforts of this charter boat are more than worthy. Her central engine box has a cushion that’s 24 square feet and 6” thick for comfortable seating for six. There’s also a fish box with another 4 inch thick cushion that seats two. There’s also plenty of room to rest in the oversized v-berth below. Whether you want to relax on a fifty mile ride offshore or sit down and reel in a fish, there’s room for you AND five of your friends. Captain Greg will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen, proper clothing, sunglasses, and a smile! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Offshore Experience

100% (5)
32 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Middle Grounds - 35’ Contender in Tierra Verde

Fish Hawk Charters is excited to offer "THE MIDDLE GROUNDS BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE" this 10 hour trip out to the Middle Grounds offshore, a true angling oasis about 90 miles plus into the deep blue waters - The Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa Bay. If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 35' Contender Pro Tournament Series vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Master Licensed Captain Brian and dedicated 1st Mate. This unique, high relief, and live bottom site in the Gulf of Mexico is chock full of the larger elusive species, bottom fish, mid-depth swimmers and Pelagic activity, so get ready for an EPIC DAY fishing because you'll be headed out there with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 35' Contender Pro Tournament Series vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Captain Brian and 1st Mate. Fish Hawk Charters is excited to offer this HIGHLY DESIRABLE LIMITED BUCKET LIST opportunity. Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and over 20 years on the water experience, Captain Brian and 1st Mate both Master Licensed are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! There's truly no telling what you'll haul up from the depths when you're out at the middle grounds. As they like to say, it's a Grab Bag that Grab's Back! If there is a specific Pelagic Species, you're particularly interested in catching Captain Brian is more than happy to rig your rods with the best baits and tackle for that target species. Whether a deep dropping bottom rig, a mid-depth jig rig, or big plugs for trolling. Nothing makes Captain Brian and 1st Mate more than happy than delivering on your goals for the day! With Captain Brian at the helm, you'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35 ft Pro Tournament Series boat equipped with HO-high output triple 300 horsepower Yamahas outboard engines and a deep-V hull design that effectively cuts through the chop & get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. We can get you out to the middle grounds in the shortest amount of time to maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete. Along-side mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels, Captain Brian and his crew will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. Ron suggests that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips to ensure your captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you for the day ahead! All fishing essentials/credentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. No need to chase down a Florida Fishing License - We Have U All Fully Covered! SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE ARE PARAMOUNT! We Deliver The Results & Exceed Expectations! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Middle Grounds - 35’ Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Inshore/Near Max-Out Experience in Tierra Verde

Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Master Licensed Captain Brian & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35' Tournament boat that's equipped with triple 300 horsepower Yamahas and a deep-V hull that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. These inshore trips benefit from the Contender’s ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete, right alongside mega-yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. The Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. We suggest that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your Captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you on the day ahead! His boat is docked at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina but if you are looking to get picked up from a nearby location, Captains are often more than happy to accommodate! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Inshore/Near Max-Out Experience

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for Offshore Seasonal Species - 48’ Yacht in St. Petersburg

Get ready for an epic day fishing offshore with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and several years of on the water experience, Captains Rick & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 48' Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Captain and 1st Mate. We are excited to offer this ideal opportunity. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season like Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Tuna, Mahi and other species that call the Gulf of Mexico's offshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained BERTRAM 48' Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht vessel is equipped with significant horsepower inboard engines and a deep-v that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. These offshore trips benefit from the Contender’s ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete. Alongside mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. Suggest that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your Captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you on the day ahead! His boat is docked at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina but if you are looking to get picked up from a nearby location, Captains are often more than happy to accommodate! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE ARE PARAMOUNT! We Deliver The Results & Exceed Expectations! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Offshore Seasonal Species - 48’ Yacht

100% (1)
48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
trip description for Grouper, AJ's, Tuna, and More in Holmes Beach

Looking to catch some big offshore species without spending the entire day out on the water? Then get out there with Captain Taylor, a true local expert, who will get you on the fish, whether you're going for a trophy, hoping to fill your cooler, or both. On this trip, you'll target close offshore species like Amberjack, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, and Snappers on the reefs, plus Barracuda, False Albacore, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel closer to the surface. You'll go after these fish using a variety of techniques including trolling, bottom fishing, drifting, and jigging. Some of these species, especially the Snappers and Groupers, can get seriously big, so bring your A-game! When a lunker hits your line, you're gonna feel it. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console—a perfect boat for tackling the nearshore waters around Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island! She sports a 250 HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll be on the hot fishing spots in a hurry. She's also kitted out with all the standard electronics for a safe and productive trip. Captain Taylor will bring everything you need for a great trip! All you need to remember is proper clothing, sun protection, a hat, a pair of polarized glasses, and you'll be good to go! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Grouper, AJ's, Tuna, And More

NEW
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for Tampa Bay Nearshore Run in St. Petersburg

If you're looking to try everything that the Tampa Bay can offer, then this trip is your ticket! Get out there with Captain Zach and spend the day casting, trolling, drifting, and jigging for a wide range of popular gamefish species, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Snappers, Groupers, and more! These classic Florida gamefish offer a little bit of everything—hard fighting, delicious eating, and amazing pictures! Snapper and Grouper are especially well know as delicious eating fish. Captain Zach has decades of experience catching these prizewinners, and he will do everything he can to put you on the fish and give you the best possible chance to catch a champion. You'll be spending the day aboard his beautiful 27' Sea Hunt center console, powered by twin 200HP Yamaha outboards. This fast and versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions you'll see in these waters, and can easily handle the big stuff in the 30 mile range and further. Captain Zach will provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Nearshore Run

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27 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Clearwater amberjack fishing charter

What are the best amberjack fishing charters in Clearwater?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 32 amberjack trips in Clearwater, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, Crushing Clearwater Offshore guided by Heather, and Clearwater Fishing Thriller! guided by Heather.

Our guides in Clearwater are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2563 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking an Amberjack charter include Tierra Verde, St. Petersburg and Indian Rocks Beach.

Looking for kid friendly amberjack guides / fishing lessons in Clearwater? Check out our beginner and family friendly amberjack guides in Clearwater.

What types of amberjack fishing charters are common in Clearwater?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for amberjack in Clearwater as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Clearwater are bottom fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but live bait fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Clearwater amberjack fishing charters cost?

for amberjack in Clearwater prices can range anywhere from about $812 to $2,740, but the average price for a half day trip for amberjack in Clearwater is $1,196. The average price for a full day trip for amberjack in Clearwater is $1,921.

What month is best for amberjack fishing in Clearwater?

The most popular season for amberjack fishing in Clearwater is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Clearwater fishing license for amberjack and what are the bag limits for amberjack in Clearwater?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Clearwater don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Clearwater.

What is amberjack in Clearwater all about?

In Clearwater, Florida, anglers have the opportunity to target the powerful and hard-fighting amberjack, a prized species known for its impressive size and aggressive behavior. Amberjack can be found inhabiting the offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges scattered throughout Clearwater's coastal waters. These formidable predators often patrol these underwater structures in search of prey, providing anglers with thrilling opportunities for challenging battles and memorable catches.

Fishing for amberjack in Clearwater requires specialized techniques and tackle to handle their strength and stamina. One effective method for catching amberjack is vertical jigging. Anglers use heavy metal jigs dropped vertically near the bottom around reefs and wrecks to entice strikes from these powerful fish. Vertical jigging allows anglers to cover a large area of water and explore different depths where amberjack may be holding, making it a popular technique among offshore anglers in Clearwater.

Another productive technique for targeting amberjack in Clearwater is live bait fishing. Anglers commonly use live bait such as blue runners, threadfin herring, or squid rigged on heavy tackle to tempt amberjack into biting. By presenting live bait near structure or areas of strong current where amberjack are known to congregate, anglers can attract the attention of these voracious predators and elicit strikes. Whether vertical jigging or live bait fishing, Clearwater offers anglers the opportunity to experience the thrill of battling the powerful amberjack in its rich marine environment.

What are the most popular months to fish for amberjack in Clearwater?

Understanding the seasonal patterns of amberjack can greatly enhance the fishing experience for anglers in Clearwater, Florida. Amberjack, known for their strength and size, exhibit varying levels of activity throughout the year. Typically, the prime seasons for targeting amberjack in Clearwater coincide with the warmer months of spring and summer. During this time, amberjack are more active and abundant, often congregating around offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges where they feed voraciously.

As temperatures cool in the fall and winter months, amberjack may migrate to deeper waters or adjust their feeding habits in response to changing environmental conditions. However, dedicated anglers can still find success targeting amberjack during these seasons by adjusting their tactics and focusing on areas where these fish are known to congregate. While amberjack may be less abundant during the cooler months, anglers who are patient and persistent can still enjoy exciting encounters with these powerful fish.

It's important for anglers to stay informed about seasonal regulations and closures, as amberjack fishing seasons are subject to change based on conservation efforts and population management. By adhering to these regulations and understanding the seasonal movements of amberjack, anglers in Clearwater can maximize their chances of encountering and landing these prized gamefish while contributing to sustainable fishing practices. Whether targeting amberjack during the peak seasons of spring and summer or exploring opportunities during the fall and winter months, Clearwater offers anglers a variety of opportunities to enjoy the thrill of amberjack fishing throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching amberjack in Clearwater?

Fishing for amberjack in Clearwater, Florida, requires specialized techniques and gear to handle the strength and stamina of these formidable fish. One effective method for targeting amberjack is vertical jigging. Anglers use heavy metal jigs dropped vertically near the bottom around reefs, wrecks, and ledges to entice strikes from these powerful predators. Vertical jigging allows anglers to cover a large area of water and explore different depths where amberjack may be holding, making it a popular technique among offshore anglers in Clearwater.

Another productive technique for amberjack fishing in Clearwater is live bait fishing. Anglers commonly use live bait such as blue runners, threadfin herring, or squid rigged on heavy tackle to tempt amberjack into biting. By presenting live bait near structure or areas of strong current where amberjack are known to congregate, anglers can attract the attention of these voracious predators and elicit strikes. Patience and persistence are key with this technique, as amberjack can be selective in their feeding habits and may require a well-presented bait to entice them into biting.

Trolling can also be effective for targeting amberjack in Clearwater, particularly when covering larger areas of water or exploring new fishing grounds. Anglers troll with diving plugs, weighted spoons, or rigged baits at varying depths to entice strikes from amberjack patrolling offshore reefs and ledges. By varying trolling speeds and depths, anglers can increase their chances of encountering amberjack and enjoy the excitement of a sudden strike while trolling in Clearwater's scenic coastal waters.

What other species are popular in Clearwater?

Apart from targeting amberjack, Clearwater, Florida, offers anglers a diverse range of other exciting species to pursue. One notable catch is the prized king mackerel, known for its blistering runs and impressive size. King mackerel are commonly found patrolling the coastal waters, particularly around bait schools, reefs, and offshore structures where they feed on smaller fish. Anglers targeting king mackerel often employ trolling techniques with brightly colored lures or rigged baits to entice these fast-swimming predators into striking. Hooking into a king mackerel promises an adrenaline-pumping battle and the chance to land a trophy-sized fish.

Another sought-after species in Clearwater is the powerful gag grouper, prized for its delicious taste and challenging fights. Gag grouper can be found inhabiting the offshore reefs, wrecks, and rocky ledges scattered throughout Clearwater's coastal waters. These formidable predators often lurk in deeper waters, making them a rewarding challenge for anglers seeking a memorable fishing experience. Fishing for gag grouper in Clearwater requires specialized techniques tailored to their preferred habitat and behavior, such as bottom fishing with live bait or casting with artificial lures.

For those seeking inshore excitement, Clearwater offers opportunities to target species such as snook, redfish, and spotted seatrout. These popular gamefish inhabit the region's estuaries, mangrove shorelines, and shallow flats, providing anglers with thrilling opportunities for sight fishing and light tackle action. Whether casting artificial lures or using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, anglers can enjoy the challenge of stalking these elusive species in Clearwater's pristine inshore waters. With such a diverse range of species to target, Clearwater promises unforgettable fishing adventures for anglers of all interests and experience levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Experience of a Lifetime! You know when you book an Air&BnB or an excursion and you have a slight apprehension due to the uncertainty of what the host guarantees? I will tell you this upfront, book with confidence. Let me explain… I’m going to do my best, but to capture the essence of what we experienced, in simple written word, is nearly an impossible task. Our guided fishing trip really started out like any other excursion. We met early morning, dockside at the “Bait House”. The host gave very clear and concise directions to our link up, what to expect and recommendations on what to bring along. The day before our trip, the staff reached out directly to ensure everyone was on the same page. We had (6) in our party. (3) adults and (3) kids. We packed our own lunches, drinks, adult beverages and snacks. This kept the guides fully engaged on fishing and not preoccupied preparing some spoiled kids’ lunch on the water. We also packed along warming layers and rain/wind gear. Our cadre of guides consisted of a captain/primary guide (Luke) and deckhand/assistant guide (Ben). Both were very cordial, professional and entertaining with their banter and dialogue. The boat was a 33’, fiberglass, Suzuki twin-engine, center console workhorse that appeared to be specifically designed for guided fishing. The live-well was fully packed with ice to preserve our harvested fish. (3) large bean bags were provided to lounge on while underway. The boat had been fitted with modern electronics for navigation, communication and fishing. Very nice, reliable, comfortable and safe vessel. Upon boarding we got a quick brief and were given ample storage space for all the gear we brought. This was key as everything must be stowed while underway. Our initial boat ride was 24 miles off the shore of Clearwater, FL. The ride was teeming with wildlife. As the sun came up, the city skyline disappeared into the horizon until you couldn’t see anything but ocean in every direction. It was magnificent. From start to finish, our guides were very organized on the boat. Gear, tackle, cabin, live bait, ect. all well organized and serviceable. As situations changed, they communicated clearly what they needed from us. Personnel management to balance the vessel and alleviate excessive listing, along with keeping the deck open to allow freedom of movement was well executed. The equipment provided was better than adequate. All of the gear was well maintained and prepped for use. From rigging and baiting to removing the fish and cleaning/prep, the guides handled every aspect of the equipment very well. My wife wanted to accomplish (2) things. She wanted to harvest fish for our family dinner that night, and catch the biggest fish. Both were achieved. We caught A LOT of fish. We began fishing for large Amber Jack, however the guide identified that the bite was slow so we shifted gears to catch our daily harvest. We slammed a bunch of amazing fish. Porgy, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Grunt and others. We also caught some fun interesting fish like: Lizard fish, Remora (suction cup fish) and blow fish. Some were even reused as bait for the huge Amber Jack we caught later in the day. After catching plenty of fish for dinner, we moved back to our original location for another run at the large Amber Jack (AJ); an artificial reef of an intentionally sunken ship. Fishing in about 80’ of water, we quickly hooked into our first AJ. After locating the targeted species, the guides quickly switched gears in an epic display of professionalism and mastery of their craft in order to draw out the largest AJs. The communication between the guides and their actions was impeccable. One man on the rod, the other in full support. As the guide asked for a certain type/color of bait fish, the other pulled it from the livewell and began to toss the same baitfish overboard. When that particular bait was unsuccessful, they moved onto another type. This was system repeated several times until they found the right bait. It was really cool to see. Very fast, deliberate and accurate fishing. Once we had the right bait, it was like the AJs were “switched on”. Shortly we were pulling monster AJs in the boat. Huge fish the size of both of a grown man’s legs. After an exciting run of pulling in several huge AJs, we were down to our last baitfish. What I’m about to tell you just can’t really capture how awesome this last cast truly was. Now, earlier in the day we had an AJ get bit by a shark. We got it in the boat and it had some teeth marks and a gushing blood. It was crazy cool. However, this last cast set into motion a series of events that we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives. The line was cast and immediately hooked up. My wife was fighting this monster AJ (Yes, the biggest fish of the day) for several minutes. As the AJ was retrieved and became closer to the boat (so close we could see it) two HUGE sharks swam right to it taking a gigantic bite out of the AJ. When I say “bite” I mean a literal shark-head-shaped-bite. A cartoonish bite. Like, imagine what you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon. The bite was so clean and the exact round shape of the jaws of a shark. It was remarkable. As it got up to the boat, guide Ben (in an epic display of reluctant courage mind you) reached down and pulled up this AJ. Even the pictures just don’t do this experience justice. My wife, grabbed this fish holding it right in the bitten area like a savage. She was so excited! We were all excited. As we unhooked the AJ, the guides tossed it back out and a full-on shark feeding frenzy erupted. Multiple sharks attacking this AJ in just the most amazingly violent display. This was straight up, no BS, some National Geographic sh!t. When the AJ was pulled in, nothing remained but a huge sardine head. The Gulf gave us a show we’ll never forget and it was all due to the expertise, fast thinking and relentless efforts of our guides. As if our experience wasn’t enough, our ride back was filled with dolphins, sea turtles and a host of other incredible wildlife. The guides cleaned and prepared all of our harvested fish. They even labeled them by name so we knew what types they were. Our family loves the outdoors, and we have a saying when we venture out, “Don’t expect anything”. The fishing trip that day took everyone by surprise as to how incredible it unfolded. If you are looking for an amazing experience on the water, book with confidence because we had the experience of a lifetime.

    Yuliya H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris and Daniel were awesome. Caught a lot of fish and had a lot of fun. Provided rods and a variety of bait. Went on the 6 hour trip and it was plenty. If you want bigger fish then maybe go for the 8 hour

    Alex V. with Chris S. of Gulfport, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    They put us on fish the entire trip. It was a great day on the water. I would definitely book with them again

    Jacob P. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Cpt Brad and Luke made this trip awesome. We caught everything we said we would catch. Even though the AJs were out of season, I had an incredible fight on a solid 42 inches. Damn good charter. Highly recommend. Salute cap! 🫡

    Austin A. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic experience. Son and I caught 7-8 big Amber jacks!! Then on the way in saw a mako shark!! Caught lots of small fish that tasted awesome blackened in tacos!!!

    Chris H. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an absolutely awesome experience with Captain Greg and Deckhand Ali. We knew ahead of time that the water was going to be a bit choppy and that there would be higher than usual winds, but that didn’t deter the Captain from finding perfect fishing spots for us on our half day charter. Both fellas are super knowledgeable and shared lots of gulf marine life info with us; even stopping to check crab traps and showing us how the eco system is balance. An added bonus is the restaurant located at the marina where the fishing vessel docks; Greg filleted our fish haul from the day and the super friendly staff cooked up our catch and served up tacos for a late lunch. If in the area again, we’d definitely book Captain Greg and his friendly Deckhand Ali for our fishing excursion. They are an awesome team.

    Leah G. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip the guys where great and the fishing was awesome great day . Thanks Don & Paula

    Paula M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day, Captain Gage was fantastic, he really knows his craft !!

    Arnold E. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, kids had a blast caught a number of fish and lost a few after some tough fights. Captain Tucker made sure we had a good time. He made it look easy. Once Jack dropped the first line we had fish on deck in 15 minutes. They recommended a restaurant to fry it up for us, and it was the best fish any of us have had.

    Nicole G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Me and my wife had a great time. Gage and his first mate Peyton work very well together. We differently recommend them.

    Troy S. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a large group of us that came to FL to go fishing. We needed two boats and want to use the same company for the group. This was a great choice. The captains and first mates on both the boats were great. They got us on the fish right away and they didn't stop working the whole time we were out with them. Would book them again the next time we are in Florida.

    Corey W. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a awsom day on the water. We caught fish consistently the whole trip.the captain and mate where very nice and informative. Thank you for the great day . We all enjoyed areself and had a memorable day.

    Edward M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hi: Just want to say my friends and I had a great time fishing with CPT and "Toco." hardest working crew on the dock...and they know where the fish are. This adventure was secretly planned by my wife and some unknown conspirators (CPT's wife?). It was indeed a surprise and a rewarding day on the water with a couple gentlemen that know exactly what to do and WHERE THE FISH are! Great time, recommend to all! Ken Dye

    Doreen S. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fun time with 3 guys with no experience. Gage and Peyton were completely helpful in making a good fishing day equal. Next trip will be for 6-8 hours! We’ll be back!

    Vincent H. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Chris, and Jack were above and beyond professionals! Can’t wait to join them for another adventure.

    Seth R. with Chris S. of Gulfport, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Rick and Hope were the best we’ve had a chance to fish with! Great boat, everything you need is offered, good fishing, and a lot of fun. We will be fishing with them again soon and I highly recommend if you are traveling with the whole family, friends, or kids. They have it covered.

    Jason L. with Ron F. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We all had a great time during the fishing trip. We caught quite a few fish that we got to keep. The deck hand was on top of his game and took good care of us as we were catching fish. The Captain had a cooler of water, a bathroom on board and cleaned all of our fish for us. My daughter and I got a little sea sick but we all had a great time regardless.

    Patti K. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brian was an amazing Captain. Put us on fish from the very beginning. Very helpful with fishing tips. Very professional. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to catch fish and have a fun trip

    Daniel G. with Brian H. of Hudson, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip yesterday 3/27/23 with Gage and His assistant. Got plenty of fish, including a nice run of Grouper on the last stop. The Boat ride out, and back in was very comfortable, and the fishing gear was top notch...we will definetely be back again !

    Forrest D. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was great. Got me on some big barracuda which is exactly what I wanted. Mate was also great.

    Dan F. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

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