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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Holmes Beach, Fl
If you thought that you have to go 3, 4, or 5 hours offshore to catch big fish, think again! On this trip with Captain Robert, you'll have the opportunity to chase hard-fighting and great-eating species such as Cobia, Black Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, and more—all within a quick ride from the dock. On this trip, you'll use a couple of different techniques to get the fish. Sightcast to cruising Cobia, troll for Kingfish, and finally drop your bait and lures deep and jig to get the bottom-dweller's attention. Captain Robert knows how to put you on the fish, but once you're hooked up, it's your strength, stamina, and skill versus some of the brawniest nearshore fish that the Gulf has to offer. Not only are these fish fun to catch, they're also delicious on the grill, in fish tacos, or any other way you can think of! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Robert's 23' C-Hawk center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports a 250-HP Susuki engine to get you out there in a hurry, plus standard electronics. Captain Robert will provide everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a pair of polarized sunglasses to help see the fish, and a cooler with your snacks and drinks. Read More
Nearshore Combo Trip
Looking to spend a day on inshore calm waters and reel in some big fish? Join Captain Jimmy on the inshore flats near Bradenton, FL! These waters are full of massive Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Redfish just waiting to be caught. Captain Jimmy will lead you on the trip of a lifetime aboard his 26’ Donzi center console. The vessel is powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, which will make for a fast and smooth ride through the glassy inshore waters. It comes equipped with a fighting chair to battle with the big ones and outriggers so you can troll with several lines. There is also a large icebox to store your catches, which Captain Jimmy will clean for you at the end of the voyage. Besides Trolling, you will be Drift Fishing and Bottom Fishing on this trip. Captain Jimmy will guide you to the best holes and help hone your skills. He provides you with all the equipment you need including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. All you need to bring are drinks, snacks, and sun protection. This trip runs for either a half day or a full day but regardless, don’t let a nasty sunburn ruin your experience. With proper sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a really cool hat, this trip will be a blast! Read More
Holmes Beach Inshore Drag-Ripper
Get out on the beautiful waters near Holmes Beach, FL, and haul in an incredible catch with Captain Jimmy! You can search out a range of species on this trip, including Amberjack, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Jack Crevalle. This trip is an incredible opportunity to explore the bountiful fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico and should be a blast! You'll go after these fish using a variety of techniques including Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Drift Fishing. Captain Jimmy is an experienced guide who is more than happy to help you hone your skills, so get ready for an experience unlike any other. Whether you're already a confident fisherman, or still learning your knots, this trip is a great opportunity to catch a personal best! Aboard Captain Jimmy's 26’ Donzi center console, you will be provided with everything you need for a great day. As the 225hp Mercury engine fires up, you can sit back in the fighting chair and enjoy the ride. Keep your rods in the outriggers as you troll along, and store your catch in the icebox so it stays fresh for a delicious dinner. Your captain will bring the rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so all you need with you are snacks, drinks, and a smile! Read More
Holmes Beach Nearshore Slam
Get out there and experience some hardcore nighttime fishing with Captain Taylor on this trip! This is a rare opportunity to hunt sharks in the dark, when their behavior changes and they become more aggressive. On this trip, you'll use a few different techniques to hook up Blacktip sharks, which are common in this area. Captain Taylor knows exactly where to go to find the big ones, and he'll put you right on 'em! You'll really practice your fish-fighting skills on this trip, and with some luck you'll come back with some great pictures, a personal best, and maybe dinner too! Because you're getting out over reefs and structure, be prepared to steam offshore for a while before you start hooking up. Once you get on the fish, Captain Taylor will have everything you need for a perfect night of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and trolling gear. To maximize your time on the water, bring along weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and a camera! No need for sunscreen on a night trip. Read More
Nighttime Shark Trip
If you've been want to reel in some big fish on the calm inshore waters of Anna Maria Island, FL, then this trip is your ticket! Join Captain Taylor and chase classic Florida gamefish including Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Trout on the flats and in the river channels of this rich fishery. Each of these species is widely known as a terrific gamefish that fights hard and will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll go after these fish using light tackle techniques, so bring your A-game—when one of these aggressive fish hits the line, you'll feel it! Captain Taylor is also full of expert tips and tricks to help you land that record fish, so whether you're a beginner or an advanced angler, you'll leave this trip a better fisherman than when you started. On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console. She's ideal for these inshore areas, with a relatively shallow draft and a 250-HP Suzuki engine so you can get on the fish in a hurry. Captain Taylor provides everything you need for a stellar trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to spot fish. You can also bring a cooler with some drinks and snacks. Get ready to whack 'em! Read More
Holmes Beach Inshore Hookfest
Looking to catch some big offshore species without spending the entire day out on the water? Then get out there with Captain Taylor, a true local expert, who will get you on the fish, whether you're going for a trophy, hoping to fill your cooler, or both. On this trip, you'll target close offshore species like Amberjack, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, and Snappers on the reefs, plus Barracuda, False Albacore, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel closer to the surface. You'll go after these fish using a variety of techniques including trolling, bottom fishing, drifting, and jigging. Some of these species, especially the Snappers and Groupers, can get seriously big, so bring your A-game! When a lunker hits your line, you're gonna feel it. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console—a perfect boat for tackling the nearshore waters around Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island! She sports a 250 HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll be on the hot fishing spots in a hurry. She's also kitted out with all the standard electronics for a safe and productive trip. Captain Taylor will bring everything you need for a great trip! All you need to remember is proper clothing, sun protection, a hat, a pair of polarized glasses, and you'll be good to go! Read More
Grouper, AJ's, Tuna, And More
Are you ready to do battle with a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skills? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. It's no secret that Tarpon have become one of the most sought-after gamefish in Florida, and for good reason! These fish are as tough as they are beautiful, and are a worthy opponent for any angler. In the spring and summer, these fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Taylor, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and great guide to this area. On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Taylor's 24' Century center console—the perfect boat for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, including GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box if you happen to catch some table fish. Tarpon are photo-only—please do your part to keep the population of these iconic fish healthy by leaving them in the water! Captain Taylor will provide everything you need for this trip, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life! To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Taylor is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish. Read More
Holmes Beach "Silver King" Slam
Looking to spend a day on the calm inshore waters off of Holmes Beach and reel in some big fish? Join Captain Robert and go after big Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Redfish on this fun trip. Not only are these fish great to catch, they're also delicious on the grill, in the oven, or otherwise. In particular, Snappers and Redfish are known as great table fare. There will also be chances to catch Tarpon, the "Silver King" of Florida, which are incredible fighting fish! You'll be fishing using mostly light tackle techniques, but depending on the depth, you might also drop your tackle deeper and jig to get the Groupers' attention. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Robert's 23' C-Hawk center console—an ideal boat for these waters. She's powered by a 250-HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. Captain Robert will provide everything you need for a perfect trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is sun protection, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, and a cooler for your snacks and drinks! Read More
Holmes Beach Inshore Slammin'
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
Tampa Bay Toads!
Are you looking to spend a day out on the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf while reeling in some hefty fish? This trip might just be for you! Captain Chris and his 31’ Wellcraft are ready to take up to 6 guests out for a full day searching offshore for Bonito, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Skipjack Tuna. He will cater to all your requests, including the species of fish you want to target. So set out with an experienced and fun-loving guide who will keep ‘em coming over the rail! Captain Chris' 31’ Wellcraft is powered by twin 300HP Suzukis that'll make for a smooth ride during your full-day voyage. It comes equipped with a large fish cooler for all your catches, which Captain Chris will clean and bag when you return to the dock. On this trip you will be Trolling, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Jigging, and using both Heavy and Light Tackle. Captain Chris provides all the equipment necessary as well as a wealth of knowledge on fishing technique. If you want him to give pointers, he is more than willing. This trip includes everything you need, except for food and drink. If you are over 21, feel free to bring an adult beverage to sip on, but please don’t bring any glass. Captain Chris provides everything else from fishing licenses to sunscreen. Come prepared for an incredible journey with a knowledgeable guide! Read More
Offshore Drag Ripper
If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. Our 48" Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht vessel is operated under the direction of the exorbitantly credentialed pelagic expert, Captain Rick and his 1st Mate. Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Master Licensed Captain & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained BERTRAM 48ft Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht vessel is fully equipped with superior inboard engine 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 specialized trips benefit from the Contender’s ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing for Hogfish. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete, right alongside mega-yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. We 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 is PARAMOUNT! We Deliver The Results & Exceed Expectations. Read More
Hogfish Trip - 48’ Sportfish Yacht
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
Tarpon fishing is guaranteed to get any angler's heart pumping! There is nothing like the feeling of a giant Tarpon exploding out of the water with a hook in corner! Tarpon fishing has all the thrill of hunting and stalking, along with the skill of fishing, which makes for the ultimate big game experience. Most tarpon range between 50 and 200+ pounds, with the average fish being 70 to 140 pounds. Come and experience one of the world’s most powerful and acrobatic gamefish from the bow of Captain Seth's custom 23’ bay boat. This trip is an experience that you won't soon forget! Read More
Clearwater Tarpon Fishing
The Gulf of Mexico has some of the best snapper and grouper fishing along the coastline of Sarasota, Florida. Aboard his 29' Regulator center console, Captain Dustin offers you the opportunity to go miles offshore and experience what it's like to haul in these hard-fighting fish. Along with snapper and grouper, you can also target amberjacks, kingfish, cobia, and occasionally some pelagic fish on the 8-hour adventures! Your charter will go anywhere from 10 to 30 offshore; the distance is based on the type of fish you'll be chasing and to make sure you hit the best fishing grounds. The charter can take up to 6 people. Captain Dustin will provide all the rods, reels, bait & tackle, along with a cooler with ice and water, all necessary fishing licenses, and will clean your catch for you at the end of the day! Read More
Sarasota Offshore Grocery Run
Head out for an awesome fishing adventure around Holmes Beach, FL with Captain Joe! On this trip, you'll double up and chase classic inshore species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Spotted Trout, then head a little further out to go after gamefish like Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. The shallow grass flats in this are full of crabs, shrimp, and baitfish which in turn attract the big gamefish, so you'll have no shortage of opportunities for that personal best! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Joe's 23' Ranger bay boat, an ideal vessel for fishing these waters. Fishing the shallow flats requires patience and attention to detail. Fish are spooky in water that is only a couple of feet deep. The beauty of Captain Joe's bay boat is that it has a shallow enough draft to get you good shots up on the flats and in the back bays and inlets, while also having enough room and stability to haul it further out on a nice day! All of Captain Joe' trips include top-tier fishing gear, live bait, licenses, and fish cleaning at end of the trip. There is plenty of room in the cooler as well for your favorite snacks and drinks if you'd like to bring them along as well. Of course, we always recommend that you bring sunscreen, proper clothing, and a pair of sunglasses as well! Read More
Tampa Bay Inshore/Nearshore Classic
Come fish the beautiful waters off the coast of Clearwater, FL with Captain Jim! Whether you want to stay inshore for big Redfish, Speckled Trout, and various Snapper species, or head a bit further offshore to troll for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Cobia, Captain Jim knows where the fish are biting. Captain Jim uses his 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, equipped with state-of-the-art marine electronics and safety gear, to take up to 6 anglers fishing in comfort. He has nearly 30 years of experience fishing here, and can put you right on target, whatever species you want to chase. All fishing licenses, rods, reels, and tackle are provided by Captain Jim, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sun protection, and camera to capture your trophies. Bring your family or friends and get out there! Read More
Clearwater Inshore Special
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
Gag Grouper Special
Want to escape the Florida heat and cast a few lines after-hours? Join Captain Ryan and enjoy an adventurous night of fishing in Tampa Bay, Florida! Nighttime fishing can be hit or miss depending on the moon phase but catch a full moon or the days around it more specifically and the fishing can be red hot! On these Tampa Bay night fishing adventures you can expect to target some dock lights, unlit bottom structures, fish the channels with live bait or post up by a bridge to target Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and even Tarpon during the summer months! 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 Ryan’s 22-foot Skeeter bay boat powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. This boat is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box. Don’t forget to bring any snacks you might need (Captain Ryan will have bottled waters on board) as well as a cooler with ice to take home your night's catch. Captain Ryan will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, but feel free to bring your own. Captain Ryan catches live bait before the start of each trip, as it’s most effective in these waters, so don’t worry about bait! Captain Ryan will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. Get ready for an eventful night on the water with Captain Ryan! Read More
Nighttime Snapper, Snook, Tarpon
Everything to Know About Booking a Holmes Beach light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Holmes Beach?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 123 light tackle fishing trips in Holmes Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Tampa Bay Big Fish Special guided by Joe, Holmes Beach Nearshore Trip guided by Scott, and Family Fun Fishing Excursion guided by Jimmy.
Our guides in Holmes Beach are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 9596 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 light tackle fishing charters are common in Holmes Beach?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Holmes Beach as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Holmes Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. gag grouper, and 4. speckled trout.
How much do Holmes Beach light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Holmes Beach prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Holmes Beach is $642. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Holmes Beach is $1,119.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Holmes Beach?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Holmes Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.
Do I need a Holmes Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Holmes Beach?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Holmes Beach 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 Holmes Beach.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
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
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