Dunedin Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Dunedin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 156 trips in Dunedin, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater Mixed Bag Trip guided by Gage, Tampa Bay Fishing Classic guided by Christopher, and Tampa Bay Inshore Adventure guided by Wade.

Our guides in Dunedin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7327 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 charter include St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tierra Verde.

What types of fishing charters are common in Dunedin?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Dunedin as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Dunedin are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. tarpon, 3. snook, and 4. redfish.

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

How much do Dunedin fishing charters cost?

in Dunedin prices can range anywhere from $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Dunedin is $682. The average price for a full day trip in Dunedin is $1,255.

What month is best for fishing in Dunedin?

The most popular season for fishing in Dunedin is spring, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a Dunedin fishing license and what are the bag limits in Dunedin?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Dunedin 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 Dunedin.

Dunedin Fishing Overview

Dunedin, FL is a prime vacation destination with stunning white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. For fishing enthusiasts, this area is a must-visit location, with access to abundant flats, Saint Joseph Sound, Old Tampa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, all teeming with a diverse range of fish species.

Inshore fishing in Dunedin offers a thrilling experience, with opportunities to catch Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Snook, Black Drum, Flounder, and Mackerel. The Old Tampa Bay is also a great spot for nearshore and inshore fishing, with a variety of fish species including Black Drum, Pompano, Permit, and other local favorites.

Venturing out into the Gulf of Mexico offers even more exciting fishing opportunities, with trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel en route to offshore reefs where Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper can be found. For those seeking a trophy catch, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and even Blue Marlin can be found 60 or more miles offshore.

Dunedin fishing charters can organize any type of fishing trip, from targeting giant Grouper to catching Snapper for a delicious dinner, or even landing an Inshore Slam with your family. It is important to note that solo anglers should be aware of current regulations and license requirements, while those fishing with a licensed charter will not need a saltwater fishing license. Dunedin, FL is a top destination for anglers from all over the country, offering fantastic action on the water and unforgettable catches.

Inshore Fishing in Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin has biodiverse inshore waters that are home to an array of sought after fish species. In the spring and summer months, tarpon stop by on their southern migration chasing food and warmer water. They are followed by snook moving into the warmer bay waters to hunt. In the summer and fall redfish move through the bays and channels into the flats to spawn which is the perfect time to catch a giant.

As the waters cool down, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Grouper species can be expected. Fish the best Dunedin fishing spots like Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island or cruise the bays, backwaters, and bayous for mangrove monsters. Regardless of the time of year, your Dunedin fishing charter will ensure that you stay on the bite.

Dunedin Deep Sea Fishing

Dunedin's deep sea fishing is not to be overlooked. Much like inshore fishing, seasonality is not an issue: the fish are biting all year, but target species typically change with the season. Depending on which species are in season, various species of Snapper, Grouper, Shark and Tuna can be expected.

When the fall months come around and the water temperature begins cooling, schools of baitfish head south for warmer waters. Trailing behind them are Kingfish, the prize jewel of Dunedin fishing. These streamlined predators are often likened to a torpedo because of their shape and speed. Kingfish can be found in large numbers corralling baitfish in shallow structure, along the shore, or prowling around deep water wrecks for their next meal. Trolling bait fish tends to be the most productive technique for catching these beasts.

Other Things to do in Dunedin

Apart from the world-class inshore fishing, productive offshore waters and award-winning white sand beaches, there are plenty of events and activities to provide entertainment off the water. Take a break from the fishing and visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, or for those 21+ choose from a number of micro-breweries, bars and nightclubs. In early November, head just south of Dunedin to Madiera Beach for the biggest Kingfish tournament in the world, Old Salt's King of the Beach. Head to Clearwater or east to the bustling metropolis of Tampa. There is no shortage of fun to be had in Dunedin, on or off the water.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Scott was great. He was very patient and encouraging with our kids as they learned the details of near shore fishing. Very hard worker. We ended up catching 50 fish!! Everyone had a great time.

    John J. with Scott F. of Holmes Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Wade was great! Patient with us newbie fishermen and didn't give up trying to find us fish for dinner. Great time. Thanks!

    Henry C. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

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

    Brian C. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, great captain.

    . with Cody B. of Tampa, 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful vacation at Clearwater Beach Florida. So many memories. The totally enjoyed fishing with Captain Christopher, he was knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Good time for them. Only comment was a little larger boat for the four of them. But then they like to move around…thank you for the memories. Denise

    Denise S. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had the best time with Capt. Kevin! We caught tons of fish and he was informative and engaging. I could not recommend more. The boat is also fantastic. Beautifully maintained custom boat with great speakers. Can't wait to get on the water with him again!

    Harper W. with Kevin W. of St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Phil is Great!!’n Phil is very personable and put you on fish. Phil shared pointers on fishing techniques to help you catch fish. A lot of fishing action in the Tampa Bay fishery!!! You can’t go wrong by chartering with Phil, you’ll leave a friends. 😎 “Phil’s a damn GOOD Captain”

    Brad S. with Phil P. of Ruskin, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ray was great with our kids and got us into a lot of fish. Load of fun.

    Jasin P. with Ray C. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an awesome time. Brad is knowledgeable and super friendly.

    Heidi H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip I had with Captain Roy was amazing! Being from out of town he was very helpful because I'm used to fishing for pan fish and fishing in Florida is a little different then that. My buddy, his 6 year old son, and I all had a lot of laughs and caught some fish. Caught my biggest fish and got to see a dolphin swimming around our boat. I'll definitely be planning on another trip with Captain Roy.

    Mark C. with Roy J. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time! Caught a lot of fish! Would recommend!

    Michael H. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Chris put us on some fish and made us laugh!!! Made a good experience out of a hot day! 10/10 recommend! We had a blast

    Madelyn S. with Christopher T. of Tampa, Florida

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