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Inshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Inshore Special

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE - 48' Sportfisher

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48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Overnight Adventure - 35’ Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Petersburg

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Inshore Fishing Excursion

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Hudson

Inshore Fishing Charter in Hudson

Nature Coast Inshore Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Ruskin

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Ruskin Fishing Classic

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $

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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Nearshore - 48’ Sportfish Yacht in Tierra Verde

The 48 Silverton Convertible’s sleek 51-foot, 6-inch hull has a 16-foot, 3-inch beam, providing abundant space for three staterooms, two heads, a spacious saloon with a galley on the same level, a large fishing-ready cockpit and arguably the largest flybridge in its class. The 48 Convertible combines the best of cruising and fishing in one great package. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Nearshore - 48’ Sportfish Yacht

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for Half Day Inshore Trip in St. Petersburg

Climb aboard with Joseph and enjoy a memorable day of fishing outside of St. Petersburg, Florida! On this 4-hour adventure, you’ll be fishing aboard Captain Joseph’s 25-foot C Hawk. She is a versatile vessel, capable of running through shallow inshore waters, as well as cruising offshore. As a 2019 custom rebuild, she is equipped with a toilet within the console, which has more than 6 feet of headroom. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Feel free to bring food and beverages of your choice as well. Captain Joseph will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait (free of charge). A first mate will also be on board. He’ll be assisting you throughout your trip. Come on down to St. Petersburg, Florida, and make some memories with Captain Joseph! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Half Day Inshore Trip

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for 4-8 Hour Fishing Trip in St. Petersburg

Stay inshore to whack redfish, trout, flounder, and sheepshead for some rod bending action, or hit it a little further offshore to troll the nearshore waters for giant Mackerel or bottom fish for a myriad of snapper and grouper species that call the Florida State waters home. For this St. Petersburg fishing trip, the world is truly your oyster, but the longer the trip you choose to run, the more options you will have in terms of techniques! Captain Hanks 22' Allcraft is the perfect fishing vessel for 4 guests fishing inshore and can make it out to the deeper water when the swells are less than 2ft. Even if the waves do not permit a nearshore voyage, there is still so much to explore along the surf and into the backcountry rivers around St. Pete, and a myriad of different species to hook into as well! Captain Hank will provide everything you need for your Inshore/Nearshore adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your sun protection, and get ready to rip some lips! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

4-8 Hour Fishing Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
Fishing in Holmes Beach
trip description for Tampa Bay Toads! in Holmes Beach

On our half day and full day of inshore fishing trips we will be targeting our local game fish like snook, trout, and redfish! Theirs is also a ton of other species that we will catch on our inshore adventures. Upon my arrival to the local boat ramp I will have a bait well full of freshly caught green backs, this is the best live bait to use while fishing our flats, I will supply all of our tackle, rods, ice, water, and of course cleaning our catch! The boat we will be using is a 1971 24ft Stapleton that had been completely refurbished to the best fishing machine it can possibly be! It’s almost 10ft wide and a very high sided boat makes a very stable fishing platform with a very comfortable riding boat for all age ranges! Equipped with the wireless trolling motor, gps, Yamaha motor, radio, and a ton of room for everyone to be comfortable and have plenty of room to fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Tampa Bay Toads!

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
Fishing in Tampa
trip description for Tampa Bay Fishing Classic in Tampa

Head out with Captain Christopher for a half, 3/4, or full day of fishing around the inshore waters and flats of Tampa. Captain Christopher will put you where you need to be to put Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook on the line. You will mostly use light tackle and spinning techniques to target your fish. Captain Christopher operates out of a custom built 21’ Clearwater 2000CC bay boat. This modern vessel allows for a comfortable drift through the Tampa Bay flats. There’s a lot of fishing space and a shaded T-top for hot summer days. The boat also has a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist! You won't have to worry about not being prepared as Captain Christopher supplies everything you need for a successful fishing adventure. He supplies all bait, tackle, gear, and fishing license. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and any food or drinks you might want. Polarized glasses are recommended. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tampa

Tampa Bay Fishing Classic

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Bradenton
Fishing in Bradenton
Fishing in Bradenton
trip description for Inshore Fishing Charter in Bradenton

On our inshore fishing charters we will be fishing the bays of Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay on the grass flats and around the mangroves & oyster bars. During our inshore adventures we primarily fish for snook, trout, and redfish. Other species that we encounter on our inshore fishing charters include flounder, pompano, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, gag grouper, ladyfish, and jack crevelle. We fish with light tackle and use live bait. A nice thing about fishing inshore is that we are always within 10-20 minutes of a restroom. Some of the best inshore fishing occurs in the spring and fall with these transition periods have fish very hungry and on the move. **Full day 8 hour trips are only available in the Morning.** Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bradenton

Inshore Fishing Charter

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Clearwater flounder fishing charter

What are the best flounder fishing charters in Clearwater?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 29 flounder trip in Clearwater: Clearwater Inshore Special guided by Jim.

Our guides in Clearwater are rated a 4.85 out of 5 based on 2560 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Flounder charter include St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde and Ruskin.

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

What types of flounder fishing charters are common in Clearwater?

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

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

How much do Clearwater flounder fishing charters cost?

for flounder in Clearwater prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,900, but the average price for a half day trip for flounder in Clearwater is $630. The average price for a full day trip for flounder in Clearwater is $1,180.

What month is best for flounder fishing in Clearwater?

The most popular season for flounder fishing in Clearwater is spring, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

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

In Clearwater, Florida, flounder are a sought-after species among anglers for their delicious taste and unique appearance. These flatfish are well-known for their distinctive body shape, which allows them to blend seamlessly with their surroundings on the ocean floor. Clearwater's coastal waters, including sandy bottoms, estuaries, and inlet areas, provide ideal habitats for flounder to thrive. Anglers targeting flounder often encounter them in areas with sandy or muddy bottoms, where they lie in wait to ambush passing prey.

One effective technique for flounder fishing in Clearwater is bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures. Flounder are ambush predators that often bury themselves in the sand or mud, waiting for unsuspecting prey to swim by. Anglers can target flounder by presenting live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or mud minnows near the bottom and allowing it to drift naturally with the current. Alternatively, artificial lures such as soft plastics or bucktail jigs can be cast and retrieved slowly along the bottom to mimic the movements of prey.

Another popular method for flounder fishing in Clearwater is drift fishing or trolling along sandy bottoms or channel edges. Anglers can use drift rigs or trolling rigs equipped with live bait or artificial lures to cover a large area and increase their chances of encountering flounder. This technique is particularly effective in areas with strong tidal currents or where flounder may be actively feeding. Successful flounder fishing in Clearwater requires anglers to be patient and observant, as these fish can be elusive and selective feeders. Whether bottom fishing, drifting, or trolling, targeting flounder offers anglers an enjoyable angling experience and the chance to savor some of the Gulf's finest seafood.

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

In Clearwater, Florida, the flounder fishing seasons provide anglers with specific times to target these prized flatfish in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Flounder are present in Clearwater's waters year-round, but their activity levels and availability may vary depending on the season. Typically, flounder seasons align with their spawning and feeding patterns, which can fluctuate throughout the year.

The flounder season in Clearwater often peaks during the warmer months, particularly from spring through early fall. During this time, flounder migrate into shallow waters near estuaries, inlet areas, and sandy bottoms to spawn and feed on small fish, shrimp, and crustaceans. Anglers can take advantage of this seasonal movement to target flounder using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures.

While flounder fishing may slow down during the cooler months, these fish can still be targeted in Clearwater's coastal waters with the right tactics and equipment. During the winter months, flounder may move to deeper waters or seek shelter in channels or around structure to avoid cold temperatures. Anglers can continue to target flounder using similar techniques, adjusting their tactics to match the fish's behavior and feeding habits. Overall, while flounder seasons in Clearwater may vary depending on environmental factors, anglers can enjoy opportunities to target these prized flatfish throughout the year with proper planning and preparation.

What techniques are popular for catching flounder in Clearwater?

In Clearwater, Florida, anglers utilize a variety of effective fishing techniques to target flounder in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. One popular method for flounder fishing is bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures. Flounder are ambush predators that often bury themselves in the sand or mud, waiting for unsuspecting prey to swim by. Anglers can target flounder by presenting live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or mud minnows near the bottom and allowing it to drift naturally with the current. Alternatively, artificial lures such as soft plastics or bucktail jigs can be cast and retrieved slowly along the bottom to mimic the movements of prey.

Drift fishing or trolling along sandy bottoms or channel edges is another effective technique for flounder fishing in Clearwater. Anglers can use drift rigs or trolling rigs equipped with live bait or artificial lures to cover a large area and increase their chances of encountering flounder. This technique is particularly effective in areas with strong tidal currents or where flounder may be actively feeding. Successful flounder fishing in Clearwater requires anglers to be patient and observant, as these fish can be elusive and selective feeders.

Anglers can also target flounder using jigging techniques near structure or along sandy bottoms. Jigging involves casting and retrieving lures or bait in a rhythmic motion to entice strikes from flounder. This method can be particularly effective when targeting flounder around docks, bridges, or submerged vegetation. Anglers should experiment with different jigging speeds and lure colors to determine what is most effective on any given day. Mastering these flounder fishing techniques in Clearwater offers anglers an enjoyable angling experience and the chance to savor some of the Gulf's finest seafood.

What other species are popular in Clearwater?

While targeting flounder in Clearwater, Florida offers a rewarding angling experience, the area's diverse marine ecosystem provides anglers with numerous other species to pursue. One popular target species is the redfish, known for its powerful runs and aggressive strikes. Clearwater's coastal waters, including mangrove shorelines, grass flats, and tidal creeks, provide prime habitats for redfish. Anglers often target redfish using a variety of techniques, including sight fishing with artificial lures or live bait, as well as casting around structure or along shallow flats. Redfish season in Clearwater typically runs year-round, offering anglers plenty of opportunities to hook into these prized gamefish.

Another sought-after species in Clearwater is the snook, prized for its acrobatic leaps and strong fights. Snook can be found in a variety of habitats, including mangrove shorelines, bridges, and inlet areas. Anglers often target snook using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics or topwater plugs. Snook season in Clearwater typically runs from spring through fall, providing anglers with ample opportunities to catch these elusive fish.

For anglers seeking pelagic species, Clearwater offers opportunities to target kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and mahi-mahi in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These fast and powerful fish patrol the offshore waters, particularly around reefs, wrecks, and bait schools. Trolling with artificial lures or live bait, as well as casting or jigging near surface activity, are effective techniques for enticing these pelagic species to strike. Whether targeting redfish, snook, or pelagic species, Clearwater's diverse fishery provides anglers with thrilling angling opportunities and the chance to land some of the Gulf's most exciting gamefish.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Although it was a slow day of fishing Captain Robbie worked his butt off to find us some speckled trout to eat and lady fish for fun. I highly recommend Captain Robbie to anyone who wants a guide with local knowledge of the area and knows where the best fishing spots are!

    Paul P. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great 3 hour charter with Captain Jeremy & Hunter! Took my son and two grandsons (8 & almost 6) out. The guys were great and removed the fish from our lines and baited our hooks. We caught about 60 Grey Snappers, a few Puffer Fish and a few Sea Bass! Overall a great day! Going again at the end of the month with my daughter & son-in-law! Highly recommend these guys. They are great!

    Stephen M. with Carlos B. of Holiday, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great Captain! Great boat! Easy going and just what we wanted! Can't say enough about a Captain that puts you on a 26 inch trout!! Can you say gator! Thanks for a great day!

    Bill M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We really enjoyed our trip with Capt. Robert. The boat was well maintained and the rods were smooth. He was a pleasure to spend the day with and I would have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone looking for a guide. He was friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable about the local area and the how's and where's to put fish in the boat. My wife caught her pb trout on this trip and I almost broke mine. He started as our Captain and finished as our friend. When we come back down, there is no need to look for another Capt., we already found the best.

    Bill M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We slayed em. Had our limit in trout plus one pompano in an hour. Sport fished for the rest of the time and caught about 50 more large trout. Great trip!!!

    with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Super cool and nice had a great time.

    Danyel M. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Chris was a awesome guide 5 star

    Robert L. with Christopher T. of Ruskin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was enjoyable

    Keith M. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Taylor was great to fish with. We had my 3 year old son, my 70 year old father and my 14 year old nephew on the boat. Everyone had a blast and got a fish on a day that was not ideal conditions for fishing. Highly recommend and plan to use him and Alex again in the future.

    Bill Z. with Taylor C. of Bradenton, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome morning with our terrific guide. Could not have been better. Thanks.

    Chip B. with Andrew C. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Robbie was nice & took us to a ton of different spots. Had a good time

    Clay E. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I booked this trip for my sister and brother in law visiting from out of state. They caught a lot of fish and had a great time. We defiantly would use brook in the future.

    Mark F. with Brook W. of Bradenton, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with the captain. He was very helpful and even gave us tips on fishing FL waters from shore after our charter was over.

    Dustin L. with Robert D. of Tarpon Springs, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was excellent. Great knowledge nice boat had a fantastic time. Thank you so much.

    Brian C. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a blast! Chris knew where the fish were biting. And I caught my first hammerhead shark! Overall 10/10!

    Laura K. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Bad weather plagued our trip. A big fog bank rolled in on us. Caught a few but it could have been better. I saw no other boats catching fish either. Chris knows his stuff and I'm booking a Tarpon trip with him next month.

    Walter R. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Christopher was an excellent captain and fishing guide who gave me and my buddy a memorable trip across tampa bay! We caught many shark, and other fish at our stops. If you’re anywhere near the Tampa area it’s worth the drive and Captain Christopher will make the experience a life long memory!

    Julian K. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a Great Time. The Captain was a very nice guy made the experience worthwhile.

    Johnny W. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great experience! I booked this trip for my husband, my son (12), and myself. Captin Chris was very knowledgeable, had some great spots for us to fish and my son had a shark on in the first 5 minutes of our fishing trip. We all had a great time, caught shark, snook, catfish, and a stingray. Cap. Chris told us about “The Friendly Fisherman” restaurant that wasn’t too far, we took our fish there and had a feast. We will book with Captain Chris on our next visit to Tampa

    Erika D. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was awesome we did an inshore fishing trip and caught a bunch of hammer head sharks and catfish!! Lots of fun, definitely recommend, really nice guy.

    Connor G. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

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