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Fishing in Clearwater

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Belleair Bluffs

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Belleair Bluffs

Shark Fishing

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 35' Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Ruskin

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Tampa Bay Sharkfest - 25’ Sportsman

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 28'

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 48’ Yacht

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48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Shark Encounter - 48’ Yacht in Tierra Verde

Many types of Sharks can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Captain and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, the captain will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license. Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Master Licensed Captains & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you target & attempt to catch shark species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore & offshore waters home. If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 48" Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht Sportfish vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed Pelagic Expert Captain Brian and 1st Mate. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained 48ft Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht Sportfish vessel is equipped with serious horsepower 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 trips benefit from the vessels 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. Along side mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are safe, 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 48’ Yacht

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48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Shark Encounter - 28' in Tierra Verde

Many types of Sharks can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Captain and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, the captain will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license. Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Owner Captain Ron and his Master Licensed Captains & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you target & attempt to catch shark species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore & offshore waters home. 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. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35ft Tournament boat is equipped with triple 300 horsepower Yamahas 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 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. Along side mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are safe, 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 28'

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
trip description for Tampa Bay Sharkfest - 25’ Sportsman in Ruskin

Most people known Sharks as the big, scary predators seen in movies like "Jaws". However, anglers understand that although Sharks are top predators in their environments, they're really graceful, majestic, and thrilling to catch. No matter your experience level, a Tampa shark fishing charter with Captain Jarrod will be the thrill of a lifetime! There are plenty of different types of sharks in Tampa Bay, making it the perfect spot to land your trophy fish or just to have some fun. More than a dozen different shark species swim beneath the waters of Tampa Bay, including the Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), Hammerhead (Sphyrnidae Sphyrna), Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris), and Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). When in doubt, you can just ask Captain Jarrod about the Shark you've hooked. You can catch non-prohibited shark species in Florida at any time of year. Typically, the best time is from May to August. Captain Jarrod is happy to tell you what species are best to fish for when you book your trip! On the day of your trip you will launch from the boat ramp next to Hook's Waterfront Bar and Grill. If you need to launch from a different area, Captain Jarrod is flexible and has several options—please let him know what works best for you. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Jarrod's 25' Sportsman 234 bay boat. This puppy comes equipped with a 250 Yamaha SHO engine for speed and maneuverability, plus a range of amenities including a multimedia system, PowerPoles for exploring shallow flats, trolling motor, multiple live wells for your bait, Yeti coolers for your drinks, and more! This boat is perfect for a family fishing trip. Jarrod will provide you with all the equipment, tackle, and bait you need, plus he'll supply ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All you need to bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard. Beer is welcome, but please—no hard liquor or wine, and no glass containers. If you've got Captain Jarrod at the wheel, your fishing adventure will surely be one to remember! Gratuity is never expected, but always appreciated! If your captain did a good job and you enjoyed your trip, considered rewarding his efforts with a 15-20% tip. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Tampa Bay Sharkfest - 25’ Sportsman

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
Fishing in Tierra Verde
trip description for Shark Encounter - 35' Contender in Tierra Verde

Many types of Sharks can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Captain and his experienced crew are just the guys to lead you on a Shark-chasing adventure! They have the skill and knowledge to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler, the captain will provide you with everything you need for a successful trip, including fishing gear and a valid license. Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Owner Captain Ron and his Master Licensed Captains & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you target & attempt to catch shark species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore & offshore waters home. 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. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35ft Tournament boat is equipped with triple 300 horsepower Yamahas 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 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. Along side mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are safe, 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Shark Encounter - 35' Contender

NEW
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Belleair Bluffs
Fishing in Belleair Bluffs
Fishing in Belleair Bluffs
trip description for Shark Fishing in Belleair Bluffs

Let’s go catch some sharks! On our shark trips we go out to some ship wrecks that the sharks like to hang out at. We typically catch black tip sharks and spinner sharks ranging from 3ft long to 6ft long. We also occasionally catch hammerheads and bull sharks. The cool thing about it is you never know what kind of shark you’re going to hook in to! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Belleair Bluffs

Shark Fishing

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Clearwater offshore fishing in Clearwater

Looking a fun and enjoyable charter out of Clearwater, FL? This trip with Captain Brad is a Clearwater fishing charter at it’s finest! On this trip, you can enjoy some of the world's best bottom fishing, hooking up Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, and many other species on light to heavy tackle. If you're looking for some thrilling fishing, you can also go after iconic Florida species such as Tarpon and Sharks, both of which are a blast to catch for any angler. You'll be out there on board Captain Brad's 33' Dusky center console. She's a super versatile vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and fishing inshore, nearshore, or offshore. Plus, with tons of amenities and a twin 300-HP Suzuki engines, she'll get you out there quickly and comfortably. Captain Brad will supply everything you need for an awesome day on the water, from rods and reels to bait and tackle. Book a trip with him and see what Clearwater has to offer! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Offshore Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Clearwater hammerhead shark fishing charter

What are the best hammerhead shark fishing charters in Clearwater?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 hammerhead shark trip in Clearwater: Clearwater offshore fishing guided by Brad.

Our guides in Clearwater are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2526 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 a Hammerhead Shark charter include Tierra Verde, Belleair Bluffs and Ruskin.

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

What types of hammerhead shark fishing charters are common in Clearwater?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for hammerhead shark in Clearwater as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

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

How much do Clearwater hammerhead shark fishing charters cost?

for hammerhead shark in Clearwater prices can range anywhere from an affordable $750 to $2,599, but the average price for a half day trip for hammerhead shark in Clearwater is $1,499. The average price for a full day trip for hammerhead shark in Clearwater is $2,031.

What month is best for hammerhead shark fishing in Clearwater?

The most popular season for hammerhead shark fishing in Clearwater is fall, and most anglers book their trips 34 days in advance.

Do I need a Clearwater fishing license for hammerhead shark and what are the bag limits for hammerhead shark 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 hammerhead shark fishing in Clearwater all about?

In Clearwater, Florida, hammerhead sharks are a captivating and formidable species that roam the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These distinctive sharks are named for their unique hammer-shaped heads, known as cephalofoils, which give them exceptional sensory abilities. Clearwater's warm and nutrient-rich waters provide ideal conditions for hammerhead sharks, attracting them to the area in search of prey. While encounters with hammerhead sharks are relatively rare close to shore, they are occasionally spotted by anglers and beachgoers, adding to the allure of Clearwater's marine environment.

Hammerhead sharks are primarily found in deeper offshore waters, where they hunt a variety of prey including fish, squid, and rays. Anglers targeting hammerhead sharks in Clearwater often use large baitfish such as mullet or bonito to entice strikes. Heavy-duty tackle and sturdy equipment are essential when targeting these powerful predators, as they can put up a formidable fight once hooked. While hammerhead sharks are known for their size and strength, they are also protected species in many areas, and anglers are encouraged to handle them with care and release them promptly after capture to ensure their conservation.

While fishing for hammerhead sharks in Clearwater is regulated and requires proper permits in some cases, encounters with these majestic creatures are a thrilling and unforgettable experience for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. Observing a hammerhead shark in its natural habitat provides a unique glimpse into the diversity and beauty of Clearwater's marine ecosystem. With its abundance of marine life and accessible coastal waters, Clearwater offers anglers and visitors alike the opportunity to encounter these magnificent sharks and appreciate the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico.

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

In Clearwater, Florida, the presence of hammerhead sharks in coastal waters is not strictly governed by traditional seasonal patterns like some other marine species. Hammerhead sharks are known to inhabit the Gulf of Mexico year-round, but their movements and activity levels can be influenced by various factors such as water temperature, prey availability, and reproductive cycles. Generally, sightings of hammerhead sharks in Clearwater may be more common during warmer months when water temperatures are higher and prey species are abundant.

Spring and summer months often see increased activity among hammerhead sharks in Clearwater's coastal waters. Warmer water temperatures during these seasons can lead to higher levels of prey activity, drawing hammerhead sharks closer to shore in search of food. Anglers and beachgoers may have a better chance of spotting hammerhead sharks during this time, particularly in areas where prey species are known to congregate. However, it's important to note that hammerhead sharks are highly migratory and can travel great distances throughout the year, so their presence in Clearwater's waters can vary.

While hammerhead sharks may be more commonly encountered during spring and summer, they can still be found in Clearwater's coastal waters during other times of the year as well. Winter months may see fewer sightings of hammerhead sharks nearshore, but they can still be found in deeper offshore waters where water temperatures remain relatively stable. Overall, while there may not be distinct "seasons" for hammerhead sharks in Clearwater, their presence adds to the diverse and dynamic marine ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, providing opportunities for anglers, researchers, and nature enthusiasts to appreciate these magnificent creatures year-round.

What techniques are popular for catching hammerhead shark in Clearwater?

Hammerhead shark fishing in Clearwater, Florida, is a thrilling pursuit for many anglers drawn to the challenge and excitement of landing these powerful creatures. One popular technique employed by experienced fishermen is to anchor their boats near underwater structures such as reefs or shipwrecks, known hotspots for hammerhead activity. By using heavy-duty rods and reels loaded with sturdy lines, anglers can effectively target these apex predators with large baitfish like bonito or barracuda, enticing the hammerheads to strike.

Another effective technique is drift fishing, where anglers allow their bait to drift naturally with the current while they slowly navigate their boat through prime hammerhead territory. This method requires patience and careful observation of water conditions and shark behavior, as hammerheads are known to be highly sensitive to disturbances in their environment. By presenting the bait in a natural and enticing manner, fishermen increase their chances of attracting hammerheads and enticing them to take the bait.

For those looking to take their hammerhead fishing to the next level, chumming can be a game-changer. By dispersing a mixture of fish parts and oils into the water, anglers create a scent trail that can draw hammerheads from miles away. This technique requires careful preparation and timing to ensure the chum is dispersed effectively without overwhelming the area with scent. However, when executed properly, chumming can significantly increase the likelihood of encountering hammerheads and experiencing the thrill of battling these formidable predators.

What other species are popular in Clearwater?

Clearwater, Florida, offers an abundance of fishing opportunities beyond just hammerhead sharks. Anglers visiting the area can target a diverse range of species depending on the season and their preferences. One popular option is to pursue prized game fish such as tarpon, which are known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs. Clearwater's coastal waters provide ideal habitat for tarpon, especially during their annual migration along the Gulf Coast. Anglers often use live bait or artificial lures to entice these silver kings, which can weigh over 100 pounds and provide an exhilarating challenge.

Another sought-after species in Clearwater is the redfish, known for their hard-fighting nature and delicious taste. These copper-colored fish inhabit shallow flats, mangrove-lined shorelines, and oyster bars, making them accessible to both boat and shore anglers. Using techniques like sight fishing or casting into shallow waters with live bait or lures, anglers can target redfish throughout the year, with peak seasons typically occurring in spring and fall. Whether caught for sport or for the table, redfish offer an exciting angling experience for fishermen of all skill levels.

For anglers seeking a different kind of challenge, Clearwater's waters are also home to a variety of inshore and nearshore species such as snook, trout, flounder, and snapper. These fish can be targeted using a range of techniques including bait fishing, lure casting, and fly fishing, depending on the species and conditions. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers can enjoy the thrill of battling these feisty fish against the stunning backdrop of Clearwater's scenic coastline, making it a premier destination for diverse and rewarding fishing adventures.

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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nick tried his best but the fish just weren't biting. Nick was very nice and knowledgeable we just wish we caught more fish.

    Andy G. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Did a nice job trying to get us on fish. Hustled his rear off. Seemed a bit overwhelming having 4 on the boat who had never fished the flats before and several being relative novices for just 1 crew member. As a result about 1/3 the time 1-2 of our party weren’t fishing as we could have been. He was working hard though … much appreciated! Would highly recommend a 2nd crew member when there are inexperienced people it will be a tight fit though but think it would improve the experience. Tyson was nice, polite, knowledgeable and very patient thanks for the experience. Would highly recommend especially if you’ve done this type of fishing before. Thanks Tyson!

    Mike D. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide, great guy, knows his stuff! We will 120% be back.

    Timothy W. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great experience with Captain Nick! He was very accommodating to me and my 8 and 4 year old. He put us on fish right away, and most important of all he was safe! Great experience.

    Joel A. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    So to put it simply Misty saved the day! We almost didn't make it because of a flat tire. Misty wouldn't think of us missing a day fishing. She picked us up, brought us to her boat with her Captain Alex. Who was incredible with my father. An older man who he treated with great respect and made sure that this was the fishing trip on a lifetime. He was knowledgeable funny and gracious. We actually got tired from catching so many fish. Did I mention their boat? There are 34" SeaVee gave me boat envy. I can't say enough about these two people who went above and beyond to make sure that we had a fantastic day. At the end of the day, Misty took us back to her car, which by now it was fixed. Because of this wonderful person we didn't miss a thing. Thank you.!

    Reg T. with Misty W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience!! Alex and Tom where great!

    Brandi D. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Thanks, Jonathan! It was a great experience for me (although seasickness played a part in our trip!!) and my grandson. He definitely wants to do it again with you next year and we already booked our condo so we'll see you next year. By the way, we cooked some of the fish and let's just say, DELISH!! Thanks again, Terry & Max

    Terry B. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip with captain nick. Despite the tough conditions we were able to find some fish, will book again.

    Max S. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Luke and Skye did a great job with us. We hope to do it again!! Well worth the money!!

    Dawn G. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had Captain Brett for our day of fishing. What an amazing day we had. We caught multiple fish we could keep and multiple fish we couldn’t keep. We had the experience of seeing multiple species that we didn’t catch. We saw a bull shark, a Goliath Grouper, a loggerhead turtle, and a manatee. We hooked in to a giant. Watching Brett and my brother work together to get this fish in was spectacular. The team work that it took as well as the skill. He was also great for those of us that were less experienced. He was so pleasant and kind while helping me change my techniques so I caught fish verses continuously just feeding the fish. He did great with my teenage son. Brett is a great communicator. We will go with Brett again.

    Shellie K. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day fishing with Captain Nick Hughs! Trip started on time with nearly perfect weather. Boat was ready to go with all the bait and tackle we needed. Although the fish were hard to find, we did land a nice Snook. Nick worked his fanny off trying to get us on the fish. He’s a great Capt. and great host!

    Jan G. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time! Cameron was personal and knew what he was doing! We would recommend!

    Justin M. with Cameron F. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nick is a pro!!! We had so much fun and he put us on a variety of fish. Can't wait to eat our trout for lunch now.

    Ken P. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with a great guy. He's very personable and easy to talk which makes the experience even better. Definitely a next year excursion!

    Terry B. with Alex S. of Clearwater, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great Fishing Trip. Patience required to catch fush

    Todd G. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, 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

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