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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Hudson, Fl
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
Clearwater Offshore Fishing
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
This trip is designed for families with smaller children. We will be fishing a few miles out in calm waters with plenty of fish to catch ! Our vessel is very comfortable and we have lots of fun on our trips . Read More
3hr Family Special
Captain Tyson specializes in fishing the inlets and beaches for world-class saltwater fish species. The pristine waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast including Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach and Tampa Bay are home to an incredibly diverse variety of gamefish including: snook, trout, redfish and the king of inshore fishing…the mighty tarpon. Come fish with us! Whether you're a serious angler wanting to pursue a quest for a trophy fish or a novice wanting to learn the basics of saltwater fishing, he can do it all. Read More
Clearwater Flats Sightfishing
Get out there and enjoy a fun, laid-back light tackle sportfishing trip on beautiful Tampa Bay. On this trip with Captain Wade, you'll be going after classic species including snook, redfish, seatrout, and more! There are multiple options for your adventure, so you can find what's best for you. On the three-hour charter, you'll get a great introduction to Tampa Bay and have time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for visitors, first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with children of all ages. Of course, you'll be treated to professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction. Four hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Many people find this amount of time ideal for entertaining friends, clientele or hosting bachelor parties. Have a blast, while competing to see who catches the biggest fish or most fish. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, creeks and back-bays. No matter the adventure you select, you'll have a great time fishing with Captain Wade! He provides premium spin, fly or plug fishing tackle such as G-Loomis, Penn, Sage and Tibor. Live-bait, flies, artificial lures, ice, bottled drinking water and sunscreen lotion is also provided. He will also fillet, bag, and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some fish for lunch or dinner! His 24' Sheaffer is an ideal boat for fishing this inshore environment and was refurbished in 2022 with brand-new electronics and motor. Get out there and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer! Afishionado, "Always an Adventure." Read More
Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures
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
If drowning a shrimp or tossing lures doesn’t excite you nearly as much as the art of fly casting, Captain August has the trip for you down in Homosassa, FL. There is nothing more beautiful in all of the fishing than watching a perfect fly cast land a fly inches from an unsuspecting fish’s nose. Now throw in a perfect cast to a tailing Redfish or a Daisy Chaining Pod of Tarpon and you have an angling experience that will never be forgotten. Homosassa’s legendary maze of islands is home to some of the most sought-after game fish for fly fishermen. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Mackerel, Bonita, and even Grouper are just a few of the species that are targeted while on a fly fishing trip with Shoalwater Adventures and because all of these species call the waters off the Nature Coast home year-round, the possibility of tangling with each of these species can occur on any given day. Captain August welcomes you to bring your own gear if you'd like. But he can provide the whole setup for you as well! So no matter your skill level, all you need to bring with you are you're favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain August will show you what saltwater fly fishing is all about! Read More
Spend the day with Captain Justin exploring the vast salt marshes around Crystal River as you chase down the catch of a lifetime. These low country waters also offer abundant opportunities to view all sorts of wildlife and many of Florida’s hidden treasures. On this adventure, you will be targeting a wide variety of fishing techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling. Captain Justin has been fishing these waters his entire life and knows all the secret spots. He is known for putting people on monster Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Snapper, Sharks, Tripletail, and Cobia. On the day of your trip you’ll be heading out aboard Captain Justins 22’ Nautic Star center console. This beauty is powered by a 150 HP yamaha and is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and one big Ice Box. Captain Justin offers a half or full day inshore/nearshore charter with up to 4 anglers per trip. All equipment and licenses are provided for both types of charters. All you need to bring is sunglasses, food, drinks, and a smile. Don’t forget to be ready for a good time! Read More
Epic Nature Coast Catch
Spend the day with Captain Nick exploring the vast salt marshes around Crystal River as you chase down the catch of a lifetime. These low country waters also offer abundant opportunities to view all sorts of wildlife and many of Florida’s hidden treasures. On this adventure, you will be targeting a wide variety of fishing techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling. Captain Nick has been fishing these waters his entire life and knows all the secret spots. He is known for putting people on monster Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Snapper, Sharks, Tripletail, and Cobia. On the day of your trip you’ll be heading out aboard Captain Nick's 21’ Sportsman center console. This beauty is powered by a 150 HP yamaha and is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and one big Ice Box. Captain Nick offers a half or full day inshore/nearshore charter with up to 4 anglers per trip. All equipment and licenses are provided for both types of charters. All you need to bring is sunglasses, food, drinks, and a smile. Don’t forget to be ready for a good time! Read More
Coastal Catching Fun-21’ Sportsman
Head out with Captain Kevin for an awesome inshore fishing experience in the rich waters of Florida's Nature Coast! This area has a huge variety of different fish species, from classics like Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Flounder and Trout, to gamefish such as Tarpon, Cobia and Sharks. You name it, Captain Kevin will help you hook it! To catch these fish, you will be mostly fishing the inshore bays and flats of Crystal River to Homosassa. These flats are a perfect place to practice sightcasting to tailing Reds, so bring your A-game. There is nothing more rewarding than spotting, stalking, and making a perfect cast to an unsuspecting fish, and the rush of that hook set is an experience you won't soon forget. Captain Kevin is great at teaching new fishermen these techniques, so whether you're a seasoned veteran looking for a personal best or a beginner looking to learn the ropes, Captain Kevin will work his hardest to make sure you have the best possible experience out on the water! You'll fish from the deck of his 24' Aeon bay boat—an ideal vessel for these waters. She's powered by an ultra-reliable 300 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboard, so you'll be on fish in absolutely no time at all. She also features a raised tower that allows Capt. Kevin to spot Tripletail hanging out near the crab buoys, or trophy Snook along mangrove shorelines. You'll be using Florida Fishing Products spinning reels and Bulls Bay rods on your trip, but you're more than welcome to bring any of your own gear, if you like. Otherwise, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Kevin will take care of the rest! Read More
Crystal River Near And Inshore
Head out with Captain Robert to explore the endless maze of beautiful mangroves, backcountry flats, and shallow-water honey holes that make Crystal River, and Florida's Nature Coast, the go-to destination for inshore fishing and especially scalloping adventures. The Gulf Coast of Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing and scalloping in the country. This trip gives you the opportunity to kick back, relax and catch some awesome inshore species like Redfish, Snook, Trout. And Captain Robert is notorious for putting people on big specimens. After you've caught your fill with rod and reel, Captain Robert will take you back to his favorite grass flats to snorkel for delicious bay Scallops. His expansive knowledge and experience will surely let your dreams come true. Spend a full 8-hour day aboard Captain Robert’s 24’ SeaKing Skiff powered by one 200 HP Yamaha. Captain Robert’s rig is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Safety Equipment, Live Bait Well, Cooler, and even a Wireless Trolling Motor to sneak right up on the fish without scaring them off! All snorkeling equipment, rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Don't forget to bring your own food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. Enjoy catching some of the tastiest inshore fish and diving for delicious Scallops. Captain Robert does not disappoint! Read More
Crystal River Fishing & Scalloping
Want to spend a day swimming around the shallows of the Gulf Coast in search of Scallops, while also reeling in some big catches on the same day? Join Captain Vince as he explores the Crystal River and the shallows near the Gulf of Mexico. You can enjoy the best of both worlds on this 9 hour charter, which is available for up to four guests. Not only can you look for and take home delicious Scallops using snorkel equipment provided by Captain Vince, but he will also help you find a variety of Redfish, Grouper, and Snook in the shadow of the mangroves. In addition to snorkel equipment, Captain Vince will provide you with licenses, rods, tackle, bait, ice, water, and he will clean any fish you catch. He will also clean your scallops for a small fee of $6 per gallon in shell. With all these services available, you only need to bring snacks, swimsuits, towels, and beverages to have an incredible experience. This nautical easter egg hunt comes with the added benefit of casting lines into the crystal clear shallows, so take advantage of an amazing experience. Read More
Fishing And Scalloping Trip
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
Tampa Half Day Trip
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, Sharks, Hogfish, and many other species on light to heavy tackle. If you're looking for some thrilling fishing, you're in the right place! You'll be out there on board Captain Brad's 22' Dusky center console. She's a super versatile vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and fishing inshore or nearshore! 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
Clearwater Nearshore Hop - 22’ Dusky
Experience the thrill of the catch on this charter fishing trip with Captain John on Tampa Bay! You'll be targeting prime inshore species such as Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout, all of which are a blast to hook. With years of experience under his belt, Captain John knows all the best spots to find these fish, and has tons of tips and tricks to help you land the big ones. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, he'll provide top-notch guidance throughout your excursion. And with Tampa Bay's stunning scenery as your backdrop, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one with Captain John on Tampa Bay! Read More
Tampa Bay Inshore Slam
Experience the thrill of the catch on a charter fishing trip with Captain John in Tarpon Springs! Climb aboard his spacious 24' Ranger bay boat and let the adventure begin. With over twenty years of experience, Captain John knows all the best spots to hook Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, and more. On this trip, you'll hone in on Tarpon, the "Silver King" of the Florida inshore. These fish are absolutely electrifying to chase, and are known for powerful runs, huge jumps, and crazy tail-walking, head-shaking action! Captain John's 24' Ranger bay boat is ideal for chasing these fish, with a shallow draft that will allow you to stalk fish in the skinniest backcountry waters. Plus, it's kitted out with all the top extras and electronics to enhance your fishing experience! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain John will provide top-notch guidance throughout your excursion. And with the St. Joseph Sound, Anclote Island, and Clearwater Beach as your backdrop, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one with Captain John down in Tarpon Springs! Read More
Tarpon Springs Special
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
Attention anglers! If you're looking for the ultimate fishing adventure, look no further! This Snook-focused trip with Captain Christopher in Ruskin, Florida is one of the best charters on Florida's Gulf coast, and is an absolute blast for anglers of all levels. Captain Christopher is a seasoned pro with years of experience navigating the waters of Tampa Bay, and he knows exactly where to find the best Snook, Redfish, and Trout in the area. On this trip, you'll be stalking the mangrove channels and brackish inshore cutaways looking for big-time Snook. These aggressive predatory fish are something like a saltwater version of the Pike, and are known for blowing up baits and lures on topwater and really bringing the fight! But it's not just about the fishing. Captain Christopher's charters are all about creating a unique and memorable experience for his guests. His custom-built 21’ Clearwater 2000CC bay boat is fully equipped with all the necessary gear and amenities, including a shaded T-top and an open deck for soaking up the sun. The sleek design of this shallow-draft vessel allows for a comfortable drift through even the shallowest areas, so you can get into the "skinny" water where big Snook hang out. There’s also a Bluetooth stereo, so feel free to bring your favorite playlist! Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the beauty of Ruskin, Florida's waterways and catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Gulf. Book your Snook charter fishing trip with Captain Christopher today and make your fishing dreams a reality! Read More
Inshore Family Fun Fishing
Everything to Know About Booking a Hudson light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Hudson?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 67 light tackle fishing trips in Hudson, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore Fishing Charter guided by Brian, Classic Florida Inshore Fishing guided by Patrick, and Premier Gulf Coast Trip guided by Rich.
Our guides in Hudson are rated a 4.98 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.
Looking for kid friendly light tackle fishing guides in Hudson? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Hudson.
What types of light tackle fishing charters are common in Hudson?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Hudson as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Hudson are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. speckled trout, and 4. mangrove snapper.
How much do Hudson light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Hudson prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $2,800, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Hudson is $570. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Hudson is $918.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Hudson?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Hudson is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.
Do I need a Hudson fishing license and what are the bag limits in Hudson?
If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Hudson don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Hudson. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Brian was an amazing Captain. Put us on fish from the very beginning. Very helpful with fishing tips. Very professional. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to catch fish and have a fun trip
Daniel G. with Brian H. of Hudson, Florida
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