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Fishing in Clearwater

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Snorkeling For Scallops

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Hudson

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Scalloping Trips

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Ruskin

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Scalloping Adventure - 24’ Skipjack

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 3 People $$

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Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip in Clearwater

Head out with Captain Gage for the perfect day out on the beautiful Florida waters. Whether you're looking for a 4 hour near-shore trip, a 12 hour off-shore trip, or anything in between, Captain Gage will put you where you need to be! Enjoy bottom fishing reefs for Red Snappers, Gag Groupers, Red Grouper and more. Or relax and let Captain Gage and his 27' Grady White take control to do some nearshore trolling and chase the coveted King Mackerel. All you have to do is let Captain Gage know which species you want to target, and he can make it happen! His boat comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including all the rods, reels, tackle, bait and fishing licenses. So all you have to do is bring your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera and Captain Gage will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip

100% (6)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Clearwater Classic in Clearwater

Hop on board with Captain William and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! Clearwater is home to plenty of productive inshores and flats where you can catch some of the prized fish Florida is known for without going too far from the dock. On this 4, 6 or 8-hour trip, Captain William will take you to the inshores to target Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder and Shark, or venture you into nearshore waters where you can go after some Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Black Seabass, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Shark. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Just let Captain William know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 21' Rabco Marine center console that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem bouncing you around the inshores and nearshores! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, Live Bait Well and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain William will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain William will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait and fishing licenses. He'll even provide snacks and water, and on the full-day trips you can expect a tasty lunch too! All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and any extra food or drinks you might want. Come see what Clearwater has to offer! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Classic

100% (2)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
trip description for Gag Grouper Special in Riverview

Join Captain Matt and enjoy a thrilling day fishing for Gag Grouper in Tampa Bay, Florida! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers. These trips are not for children, although feel free to bring them along. Don’t forget to bring food for the day (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, tackle (feel free to bring your own), and licenses. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for a thrilling day on the water with Captain Matt! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Gag Grouper Special

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
trip description for Tampa Half Day Trip in Riverview

Join Captain Matt and enjoy a beautiful morning or afternoon of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! No matter your age or skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it. Captain Matt knows just where the fish bite, so be sure to listen to his advice. For these 4-hour trips, you’ll be testing your casting accuracy as you target Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Tripletail, and many more species of fish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers. Don’t forget to bring food for the day (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for an eventful day on the water with Captain Matt! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Tampa Half Day Trip

100% (1)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
trip description for Half Day Trip in Riverview

Join Captain Matt and enjoy a beautiful morning of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! No matter your age or skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it. For these 4-hour trips, you’ll be testing your casting accuracy as you target Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Tripletail, and many more species of fish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers. Don’t forget to bring food for the day (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Matt! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Half Day Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
trip description for Night Fishing Trip - 2 PAX in Riverview

Want to escape the Florida heat and cast a few lines after-hours? Join Captain Matt and enjoy an adventurous night of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! No matter your age or skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it. On this trip you might see some Redfish, Snapper, Sharks, and Tarpon when they're in the area, but the real benefit to night fishing is that it's prime time Snook fishing. These calm water conditions are perfect for beginner to intermediate fishermen/fisherwomen who are eager to reel something in. Even though there is low light, these trips can be super productive because some fish like to feed at night when predators—especially out of water predators like birds and humans—are less of a threat. Snook are one of these nocturnal feeders that love biting at night! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers. Don’t forget to bring any snacks you might need (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for an eventful night on the water with Captain Matt! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Night Fishing Trip - 2 PAX

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23 ft 1 - 4 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

100% (10)
21 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St. Petersburg Inshore Trip in St. Petersburg

Come experience Tampa Bay and the variety of fishing experiences! We will be fishing out of a 22 foot Skeeter bay boat with all the bells and whistles... She is equipped with a Yamaha 250 SHO, a Garmin fishfinder/GPS, Minn-Kota trolling motor, Powerpole, Fusion stereo, 2 livewells, and an 80 quart Engel cooler! Primary types of fishing include but not limited to grass flats, mangrove shorelines, nearshore wrecks and ledges, docks, etc... Primary species targeted are snook, trout, redfish, spanish mackerel, snapper, grouper, tarpon, and more! I look forward to showing you a great day and making memories in Tampa Bay! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Inshore Trip

100% (1)
22 ft 1 - 3 People $
Fishing in Indian Rocks Beach
Fishing in Indian Rocks Beach
Fishing in Indian Rocks Beach
trip description for Indian Rocks Fishing Adventure in Indian Rocks Beach

Hop on board with Captain Tenni and prepare for an action-packed day of offshore fishing in the Florida Gulf! The nearshore waters off Indian Rocks Beach are perfect for catching some of the elusive fish Florida is known for without going too far from the dock! On this trip, Captain Tenni will take you a bit off the coast of Indian Rocks Beach where you'll be fishing for Amberjack, Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, and Tarpon. Depending on the fish you can choose between light tackle, heavy tackle and bottom fishing. Let Captain Tenni know what you want to fish and she'll get you set with the location and technique! On this trip you'll be fishing aboard a 32’ Sabalo sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. It comes with all the standard navigation equipment and even has a bathroom. Captain Tenni and her husband Tom have been fishing Indian Rocks Beach for years, so expect to get some bites! Captain Tenni will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring are any food and drinks you might want. These exciting trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company and a camera! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Fishing Adventure

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Tampa Bay Fishing - 22’ Aguasport in Clearwater

Head out to fish the waters around Tampa with Captain Nick for an awesome day out on the water slaying the fish! Captain Nick - with his 15+ years of experience - will take you where the fish are biting. He will help you reel in Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Grouper which are in the bay all year long, as well as Tarpon and Cobia if you want to target them during the summer months. For these trips, Captain Nick uses his 22’ Aguasport bay boat, which comes with the latest marine electronics and safety gear. It can accommodate up to 4 anglers fishing in full comfort and can accommodate up to 6 if the last two adventurers are small children. Captain Nick provides all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring are your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera to record your trophies! Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out for a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Nick! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Tampa Bay Fishing - 22’ Aguasport

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
Fishing in Riverview
trip description for Full Day Tampa Bay Adventure in Riverview

Join Captain Matt and enjoy a beautiful morning and early afternoon of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! No matter your age or skill level, there’s a fish out there with your name on it. Captain Matt knows just where the fish bite, so be sure to listen to his advice. For these 6-hour trips, you’ll be testing your casting accuracy as you target Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Tripletail, and many more species of fish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Matt’s 23-foot bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. It can accommodate 4 anglers. Don’t forget to bring food for the day (Captain Matt will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Matt catches live bait before the start of each day, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Matt will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for an eventful day on the water with Captain Matt! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Full Day Tampa Bay Adventure

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
Fishing in Clearwater
trip description for Coastal Clearwater Charter in Clearwater

Join Captain Cameron for an amazing day out on the water, tailored to your skill level and goals. Captain Cameron's expertise lies in his ability to customize your trip to exceed your expectations, whether you're a seasoned angler looking to catch your next trophy or just starting out. Off the coast of Clearwater, FL, you'll find a diverse range of inshore species, including Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sea Trout. If you want to explore deeper waters, Captain Cameron can take you to check out reefs for amberjack and grouper. In the summer months, Tarpon also migrate through the waters off of Clearwater. You just need to let Captain Cameron know which species you want to target, and he'll make it happen! Captain Cameron's boat comes fully equipped with everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera, and Captain Cameron will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Coastal Clearwater Charter

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Clearwater scallop fishing charter

What are the best scallop fishing charters in Clearwater?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 scallop trip in Clearwater: Snorkeling for Scallops guided by Jim.

Our guides in Clearwater are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2549 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Scallop charter include Ruskin and Hudson.

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

What types of scallop fishing charters are common in Clearwater?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for scallop in Clearwater as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Clearwater are artificial lure fishing, light tackle fishing, and scalloping.

How much do Clearwater scallop fishing charters cost?

for scallop in Clearwater prices can range anywhere from about $565 to $1,005, but the average price for a half day trip for scallop in Clearwater is $661. The average price for a full day trip for scallop in Clearwater is $855.

What month is best for scallop fishing in Clearwater?

The most popular season for scallop fishing in Clearwater is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

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

Scalloping in Clearwater, Florida, offers a unique and enjoyable fishing experience for anglers of all ages. From July through September, these delectable shellfish become abundant in the shallow seagrass beds of Clearwater's coastal waters. Unlike traditional fishing, scalloping involves snorkeling or wading in the water to collect scallops by hand. Equipped with a mesh bag, snorkel, mask, and fins, anglers can explore the crystal-clear waters of Clearwater in search of these prized bivalves.

Clearwater's scallop season coincides with warm summer weather, making it an ideal activity for families and groups looking to escape the heat and enjoy time on the water. Scalloping grounds are typically found in water depths ranging from 4 to 10 feet, making them easily accessible to snorkelers of all skill levels. As scallops are often found nestled among seagrass beds, anglers should keep an eye out for patches of grassy terrain and gently search the area by hand for their quarry.

Once harvested, scallops can be prepared in a variety of delicious ways, from simple ceviche and grilled dishes to more elaborate recipes like scallop pasta or chowder. Many anglers enjoy the satisfaction of catching and cooking their own scallops, creating a memorable culinary experience that highlights the freshest seafood Clearwater has to offer. Whether enjoyed on a boat excursion, beach picnic, or cooked up at home, scalloping in Clearwater provides a fun and rewarding adventure for seafood enthusiasts seeking a taste of the Gulf Coast's bounty.

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

In Clearwater, Florida, the scallop season typically runs from July through September, offering anglers a limited window of opportunity to harvest these prized shellfish. During this time, scallops become abundant in the shallow seagrass beds of Clearwater's coastal waters, making it the ideal season for scallop hunting. The warm summer weather creates optimal conditions for snorkeling or wading in the crystal-clear waters, allowing anglers to enjoy the thrill of searching for scallops amidst the picturesque scenery of Clearwater's coastline.

The scallop season in Clearwater coincides with the annual migration of scallops into the area's estuaries and bays, where they thrive in the nutrient-rich waters. As temperatures rise and the days lengthen, scallops become more active and accessible, making them easier to locate and harvest. Anglers can typically find scallops in water depths ranging from 4 to 10 feet, where they are often nestled among the seagrass beds that provide them with both food and shelter.

During the scallop season, Clearwater's waters come alive with activity as anglers flock to the area to take advantage of the bounty of these delectable shellfish. Families, friends, and seafood enthusiasts alike venture out onto the water, equipped with snorkeling gear and mesh bags, ready to embark on their scalloping adventures. Whether snorkeling from a boat or wading in the shallows, anglers of all ages can enjoy the excitement of hunting for scallops and the satisfaction of bringing home a fresh catch to enjoy with loved ones.

What techniques are popular for catching scallop in Clearwater?

Scallop fishing in Clearwater, Florida, employs a unique technique that involves snorkeling or wading in the shallow coastal waters to harvest these delectable shellfish by hand. Anglers equipped with snorkels, masks, fins, and mesh bags venture into the crystal-clear waters of Clearwater's seagrass beds during the scallop season, typically running from July through September. While snorkeling, anglers carefully scan the seagrass beds and sandy patches for the distinctive shape and color of scallops, which often blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Once a scallop is spotted, anglers gently dive down and pluck it from the seagrass with their hands, placing it into their mesh bags for safekeeping. As scallops are typically found in water depths ranging from 4 to 10 feet, anglers must be comfortable swimming and snorkeling in shallow coastal waters. Patience and a keen eye are essential when scallop fishing, as these shellfish can be elusive and easily overlooked amidst the underwater terrain.

While scallop fishing in Clearwater is a relatively straightforward activity, anglers should be mindful of local regulations and guidelines governing scallop harvesting, including bag limits, size restrictions, and designated harvest areas. Conservation practices such as avoiding overharvesting and respecting protected marine habitats are essential to ensure the sustainability of scallop populations and the continued enjoyment of this beloved Gulf Coast pastime.

What other species are popular in Clearwater?

Clearwater, Florida, offers anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities beyond scallop harvesting. One popular species to target is the redfish, known for its hard-fighting nature and abundance in the coastal waters of Clearwater. These copper-colored fish can be found cruising shallow flats, mangrove-lined shorelines, and around oyster bars, making them accessible to anglers both from shore and boat. Using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, or casting lures like soft plastics or spoons, anglers can entice redfish to bite year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in spring and fall.

Another prized catch in Clearwater is the snook, a sleek and silver game fish known for its aggressive strikes and powerful runs. Snook inhabit the coastal waters, estuaries, and mangrove-lined shorelines of Clearwater, making them accessible to anglers both from shore and boat. Using live bait such as pilchards or pinfish, or casting lures like jigs or swimbaits, anglers can entice snook to bite year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in spring and fall.

Clearwater's waters are also home to a variety of other inshore and nearshore species that offer exciting angling opportunities. From speckled trout and flounder to tarpon and Spanish mackerel, there's no shortage of options for anglers seeking diverse fishing experiences. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting a wide range of species against the backdrop of Clearwater's scenic coastline and abundant natural beauty.

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