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Fly Fishing Charters Near Clearwater, Fl
Get out there and enjoy a fun, laid-back light tackle sportfishing trip on beautiful Tampa Bay. On this trip with Captain Wade, you'll be going after classic species including snook, redfish, seatrout, and more! There are multiple options for your adventure, so you can find what's best for you. On the three-hour charter, you'll get a great introduction to Tampa Bay and have time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for visitors, first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with kids, young or old. Of course, you'll be treated to professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest fish or most fish. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, creeks and back-bays. No matter the adventure you select, you'll have a great time fishing with Captain Wade! He provides premium spin, fly or plug fishing tackle such as G-Loomis, Penn, Sage and Tibor. Live-bait, flies, artificial lures, ice, bottled drinking water and sunscreen lotion is also provided. He will also fillet, bag, and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some fish for lunch or dinner! His 24' Sheaffer is an ideal boat for fishing this inshore environment and was refurbished in 2022 with brand-new electronics and motor. Get out there and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer! Afishionado, "Always an Adventure." Read More
St. Petersburg Inshore Adventures
There's simply no better way to enjoy the water than a backcountry fishing trip with Captain T.J. He's fished the mangroves and around Tampa Bay for years, and you can be sure that he'll put you right where the fish are! This area provides the perfect habitat for several sportfish species, especially Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! These species are perfect inshore opponents that fight hard and love to bite on a range of lures and baits. There's nothing like pulling some big ol' Snook out of the mangrove roots, whether it's your first fish or your hundredth! In addition to these inshore species, on a six-hour trip you'll be able to take a crack at nearshore gamefish including Blacktips, Bull Sharks, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and more! Strap in, because these fish are a challenge for any angler. On this trip, you'll be taken care of aboard Captain T.J.'s 22' BullsBay bay boat (say that three times fast!). She's a beauty, and is equipped with a 200-HP Suzuki engine to take you "dock to dock" smoothly and comfortable. She also features a full kit of electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well for your bait. Captain T.J. will bring everything you need for a great day, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses to help you spot fish. Read More
Tampa Bay Backcountry Trip
When you get out there with Captain Tommy, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's giant tailing Redfish and cruising Snook along a mangrove-covered shoreline, or "gator" Trout laid up in a pothole, you'll be out in it, casting to some of the top gamefish species in America. The Tarpon Springs area and its surrounding estuaries are home to an abundance of fish, including the three above. On this trip, you'll be targeting these species in very shallow, crystal-clear water over grass flats. This is strictly a sight fishing game and is somewhat similar to a spot-and-stalk big game hunt, in which we'll pole over miles of endless flats, looking for fish moving in transition with the tide. With the weather being generally clear and calm, it's a very effective time to present a fly to these hungry fish. This style of fishing will put your angling skills to the test, and is extremely effective when conditions are in your favor. Join Captain Tommy to complete that slam on fly, or just explore a new style of fishing! Read More
Shallow Water Flyfishing
Join Captain Brian on an inshore fishing adventure off Hudson Beach, FL! Whether you're a beginner or an expert angler, Captain Brian is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. On tis trip, you can expect to chase a variety of inshore fish species such as Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sea Trout. If you're looking to venture a little deeper, you can also troll or bottom fish for Mackerel and Grouper. In the summer months, Tarpon also migrate through the waters off Hudson. Just let Captain Brian know which species you'd like to target and he'll make it happen! Captain Brian's 24' Tidewater is equipped with all the gear you'll need for a successful day on the water, including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. All you need to bring is your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera to capture your memories! Read More
Inshore Fishing Charter
Picture this: crystal-clear sand flats, lines of giant migrating Tarpon, and you up on the bow with your fly rod in hand. Few things in the world of sport fishing compare to pursuing a Tarpon with a fly rod! These powerful, acrobatic fish are something special, and they'll leave you with an unexplainable emotion that's difficult to put into words. These fish are the top predators in their inshore habitat, and hooking one is the experience of a lifetime. You'll chase bites using purist flyfishing techniques, which are challenging but make the act of hooking a Tarpon all that much better! Tarpon behavior changes depending on the season, the water conditions, and even the phases of the moon, so Captain Tommy's expertise here is absolutely invaluable. He'll make sure you're rigged with the ideal patterns, and has tons of expert advice to improve your presentation, retrieve, and hookset and increase your chances of landing a big fish! The west coast of Florida is a major migration path for the "Silver Kings", due to the bays and riverways along the coast. In fact, several world records have been caught and broken just a short boat ride from where you'll fish, so get out there and throw some lines! Read More
Full-Day Tarpon Special
Hop on board with Captain Jake and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! The clear water in the Tampa Bay inshore makes it the perfect spot to do some sight casting. On this 4-hour trip, Captain Jake will take you close-by off the coast of Tampa where you can expect to target Black Drum, Cobia, Redfish, Bull Shark, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Captain Jake has been catching these prized fish off the Florida coast since he was 5, and he is sure to put you where the fish are biting. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a fly rod to cast exactly where the fish are swimming. Captain Jake is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for this technique to newcomers, or to provide experienced fly fishers with some expert tips. Captain Jake fishes aboard a 18’ Xplor Technical Poling Skiff, a 24’ Lake & Bay Back Country Tower Boat, and a 20’ Phoenix 920 Propx Bass Boat. These vessels are sure to get you where you need to be in the Tampa inshores. Captain Jake will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Florida fishing license as well as any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard and catch some fish! Read More
Half Day Trip – Sight Casting
Get out there and enjoy a fun, laid-back light tackle sportfishing trip on beautiful Tampa Bay. On this trip with Captain Wade, you'll be going after classic species including snook, redfish, seatrout, and more! There are multiple options for your adventure, so you can find what's best for you. On the three-hour charter, you'll get a great introduction to Tampa Bay and have time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for visitors, first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with children of all ages. Of course, you'll be treated to professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest fish or most fish. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, creeks and back-bays. No matter the adventure you select, you'll have a great time fishing with Captain Wade! He provides premium spin, fly or plug fishing tackle such as G-Loomis, Penn, Sage and Tibor. Live-bait, flies, artificial lures, ice, bottled drinking water and sunscreen lotion is also provided. He will also fillet, bag, and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some fish for lunch or dinner! His 24' Sheaffer is an ideal boat for fishing this inshore environment and was refurbished in 2022 with brand-new electronics and motor. Get out there and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer! Afishionado, "Always an Adventure." Read More
Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures
Everything to Know About Booking a Clearwater fly fishing charter
What are the best fly fishing charters in Clearwater?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 fly fishing trips in Clearwater, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater Flats Sightfishing guided by Tyson, Clearwater Flats Fishing guided by Craig, and Tampa Bay Fishing - 22’ Aguasport guided by Nick.
Our guides in Clearwater are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9595 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.
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What types of fly fishing charters are common in Clearwater?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for fly fishing in Clearwater as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for fly fishing in Clearwater are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. speckled trout, and 4. tarpon.
How much do Clearwater fly fishing charters cost?
for fly fishing in Clearwater prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $975, but the average price for a half day trip for fly fishing in Clearwater is $559. The average price for a full day trip for fly fishing in Clearwater is $774.
What month is best for on a fly fishing charter in Clearwater?
The most popular season to go on a fly fishing charter in Clearwater is spring, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.
Do I need a Clearwater fishing license and what are the bag limits 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.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
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
Craig was great 👍. He told us about the history of the area and went above and beyond to get us fish and show us a good time. The tide and weather was definitely against us but he made the best of it. We had a great time. I appreciated everything and I recommend him for your inshore fishing trip. Thanks again Craig.
Levi E. with Craig L. of Clearwater, Florida
Outstanding crew and experience. I highly recommend Captains Luke and Brad.
Michael W. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Great all around guy. Worked hard to find fish for us. Not many keepers but lots of bites and throw backs. Kids had fun.
James S. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida
We had a great time! Thank you both
Cameron L. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Cameron was awesome! Put us in the slot fish we asked for and was super friendly. We’ll be booking him again and again!
Bill S. with Cameron F. 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. We went with Reel Deal Charters which 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
Great fishing outing. Cameron was great! The boys and I had a great time. We will do it again for sure.
Jose D. with Cameron F. 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
Fantastic day Luke and Brett were fantastic. They paid special attention to my youngest grandson and he had a blast. I would highly recommend them 10 stars and we can’t wait to book again for bigger and better experiences
Richard R. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Captain Cameron was great. He got us on some fish right away and kept working hard when the bite slowed down. Will definitely go with Captain Cameron again if we get down that way.
Cheng C. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida
Very knowledgable about the area, great guy and lots of fun on water. You can’t go wrong with Captain Nick. Thank you again.
Wyatt P. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida
What an awesome trip! Captain Brad is super knowledgeable and was a great help with not only the typical trivia questions but tips and tricks on techniques and your style of fishing. He was willing to work with me on getting a variety of fish but also taking the time to get a tarpon, which was well worth the wait. He was a great coach during the long battle and would've lost it if it weren't for him. The boat was great and would work well for a smaller group. Overall was a fantastic trip. Ill be sure to book Captain Brad again next time I'm in the area.
Jonathan S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Excellent guide and great fishing. Had a perfect time.
Mike N. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida
We had a great fishing trip in Clearwater Florida. Our captains (Brett and Luke) were very nice and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Brett and Luke. They put us on some King Mackerel that fought like crazy. It was a lot of fun. Ask for Captain Brad.
Rick W. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Brad is a very friendly and experienced captain. He said he would put us on some fish and did exactly that.
Donnie L. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
Had an awesome time. Brad is knowledgeable and super friendly.
Heidi H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida
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