Bottom Fishing Charters In St. Petersburg

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Offshore Trip - 27' Cape Horn

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Offshore Experience

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

4-8 Hour Fishing Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person
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Florida Snook, Jacks, And Reds

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person
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4-hour Inshore - 23’ Key West

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Offshore Max-Out Seasonal Species

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person

Top Types of Bottom Fishing Trips in St. Petersburg

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Bottom Fishing Charters Near St. Petersburg, Fl

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Get ready for an epic day fishing offshore with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and several years of on the water experience, Captains Rick & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! 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 and 1st Mate. We are excited to offer this ideal opportunity. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season like Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Tuna, Mahi and other species that call the Gulf of Mexico's offshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained BERTRAM 48' Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht vessel is equipped with significant horsepower inboard engines 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 offshore 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. 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. 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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Offshore Seasonal Species - 48’ Yacht

100% (6)
48 ft 1 - 6 People From $367 / person

Captain Chris offer fishing charters for Tampa Bay and The Gulf of Mexico. They know the inlets, islands, and estuaries of the waters around Tampa. When you want to catch kingfish, gag grouper, mangrove snapper, black sea bass, sheepshead, tarpon, Goliath grouper, red grouper, shark and more, they’ll show you where, when and how. They’ll take you to the best spots and guide you around the area. His 20' Scout 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 Chris will take care of the rest! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Florida Sportfish On Light Tackle

100% (8)
20 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Captain George Hastick has been fishing the waters of the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area for over 42years and has been professionally guiding for 25 years. He welcomes all from the novice angler to the professional angler. Trips with Capt. George are family friendly but are also good for entertaining business clientele, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties. We will fish Tampa Bay and its flats and backwater areas. We will always put you in protected waters on windy days to make sure you are in calm waters having a great time. There is a wide variety of fish in Tampa Bay that can be tailored to what you are after, whether it is dinner or just sportfishing catch and release, we customize the trip for you. The main species that we target are snook, redfish, trout and mangrove snapper but we also catch shark, spanish mackerel, sheepshead, cobia and more! The 4 hour trip is a great trip to get out there and have plenty of time to experience the great fishing that Tampa Bay has to offer. This trip is great for the novice to the average angler who doesn't want to be out there to long but still have fun catching plenty of fish. The 6 hour trip is for the angler that just can't get enough and wants to maximize their day of fishing. This trip will give the fishing fanatic plenty of time to get their fishing fix in! Also your picture could end up on a show or in magazines if you would like that. Captain George co-hosts Fishing Adventures Florida which streams on 5 channels plus YouTube, he also co-hosts Florida West Coast Fishing Report Live Monday nights on Facebook and he writes for Coastal Angler Magazine and Onshore Offshore Magazine. So there is a good possibility that you could be slightly famous after a trip with Capt. George if you would like your photo featured on one of these platforms. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St Petersburg Inshore Fishing!!!

100% (10)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $85 / person
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You Desire "The Edibles" Grouper & Snapper - Don't mess around with a nearshore trip to catch state water fish, instead head offshore where the big boys live 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, Captain Brian can take you well past the state water line (+10mi from shore) to hit the more secluded deepwater "honey holes" where big Grouper & Snapper hang out. 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. These trips obviously will be targeting limits on this delicious species, but Captain Brian & 1st Mate will help you keep the biggest ones for your limit at that! Depending on the day and how hot the honey holes, you could come back to the dock with a limit for of doormat sized snapper! Now fishing isn't catching, but Captain Brian is here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience and are dam near the closest thing to a guarantee you can get! These trips involve a quick haul offshore to get to one of Captain Brian's marked locations on his GPS. The fishing grounds are usually offshore structure like reefs and other live bottoms. Both grouper & snapper species like to hang near the bottom at these structures and usually congregate in high numbers! You will most likely be using a bottom rig including a heavier weight rod and a hefty weight tied on beneath. Captain & 1st Mate will take care of all the set up for you here and will leave you to monitor the rod for bites. With a small twitch or a slight movement of the line, Captain will tell you to start reeling. There is no hook set involved but you can bet your bottom dollar, you'll know soon enough that the fight is on! Nothing makes Captain Brian more pleased than delivering on your goals for the day! You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained Contender 35ft Tournament Pro Series vessel 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. We get you out to the fishing grounds in the shortest amount of time to maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete. Alongside mega yachts and classy sportfishing vessels, Captain and his crew will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. Captain suggests 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 for the day ahead! 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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Grouper/Snapper Run- 35’ Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $317 / person
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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 kids, young or old. 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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Inshore Adventures

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $67 / person
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Are you ready for an unforgettable bottom fishing adventure out of St. Petersburg, FL? Join Captain Dan on a thrilling fishing excursion that will take you to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, in search of some of the most prized fish in the area. On this trip, you'll be targeting a variety of species, including Gag Grouper, known for their powerful fight and delicious flesh. You'll also have the opportunity to reel in Mangrove Snapper, whose flaky white meat is a favorite among seafood lovers. And watch out for Sharks, who are known to put up a serious battle on the line! But the adventure doesn't stop there. You'll also have the chance to catch Amberjack, a hard-fighting game fish that will test your strength and stamina. Other species you might encounter include Triggerfish, Porgies, and Grunts, all of which offer a fun and exciting challenge. You'll be fishing aboard a 28' Polar center console. This vessel is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and electronics, ensuring that you have everything you need for a successful day on the water. With ample seating and a T-top cover, you can relax and enjoy the ride to and from the fishing grounds. And once you arrive, you'll have plenty of room to move around and get in on the action. Captain Dan is a seasoned professional who knows the waters of the Gulf of Mexico like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best fishing spots, where you'll drop your line and wait for the action to begin. With state-of-the-art fishing equipment and a well-maintained vessel, you'll be fully equipped to catch the fish of a lifetime. So, get ready for an epic deep sea bottom fishing adventure out of St. Petersburg, FL, with Captain Dan! With the thrill of the hunt, the beauty of the ocean, and the taste of fresh seafood, this is a trip you won't soon forget! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Deep Water Bottomfishing

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $225 / person

If you're looking to try everything that the Tampa Bay can offer, then this trip is your ticket! Get out there with Captain Zach and spend the day casting, trolling, drifting, and jigging for a wide range of popular gamefish species, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Snappers, Groupers, and more! These classic Florida gamefish offer a little bit of everything—hard fighting, delicious eating, and amazing pictures! Snapper and Grouper are especially well know as delicious eating fish. Captain Zach has decades of experience catching these prizewinners, and he will do everything he can to put you on the fish and give you the best possible chance to catch a champion. You'll be spending the day aboard his beautiful 27' Sea Hunt center console, powered by twin 200HP Yamaha outboards. This fast and versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions you'll see in these waters, and can easily handle the big stuff in the 30 mile range and further. Captain Zach will provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Nearshore Run

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27 ft 1 - 5 People From $160 / person

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... 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

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22 ft 1 - 3 People From $150 / person
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Get ready for an epic day fishing offshore with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and several years of on the water experience, Owner Ron and his Captains & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! 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. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season like Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, and other species that call the Gulf of Mexico's offshore waters home. 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 offshore 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 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. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Offshore Max-Out Seasonal Species

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person
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Captain Dmitri will guide you through the waters outside of St. Petersburg, Florida, as you embark on this 6-hour fishing escapade! His 23-foot center console is equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box. You’ll be targeting the Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout that live nearshore and around the flats. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Dmitri will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and fishing licenses. He will also clean and fillet your fish at no extra charge! Captain Dmitri takes fishing to a whole new level, so come on down to St. Petersburg and make some memories! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Florida Classics On Light Tackle

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person
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Are you ready for an unforgettable bottom fishing adventure out of St. Petersburg, FL? Join Captain Dan on a thrilling fishing excursion that will take you to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, in search of some of the most prized fish in the area. On this trip, you'll be targeting Red Snapper, America's most popular offshore target species! These fish are fun to catch and are absolutely delicious grilled, seared on the stove, or even baked in the oven. You'll be fishing aboard a 28' Polar center console. This vessel is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and electronics, ensuring that you have everything you need for a successful day on the water. With ample seating and a T-top cover, you can relax and enjoy the ride to and from the fishing grounds. And once you arrive, you'll have plenty of room to move around and get in on the action. Captain Dan is a seasoned professional who knows the waters of the Gulf of Mexico like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best fishing spots, where you'll drop your line and wait for the action to begin. With state-of-the-art fishing equipment and a well-maintained vessel, you'll be fully equipped to catch the fish of a lifetime. So, get ready for an epic deep sea bottom fishing adventure out of St. Petersburg, FL, with Captain Dan! With the thrill of the hunt, the beauty of the ocean, and the taste of fresh seafood, this is a trip you won't soon forget! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Red Snapper - 28' Polar

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1 - 5 People From $400 / person
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Captain Dmitri will guide you through the waters outside of St. Petersburg, Florida, as you embark on this 4-hour fishing escapade! His 23-foot center console is equipped with custom lighting to help those fish that tend to hide at night. You’ll be targeting the Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout that live near the canals and docks, as well as out in Tampa Bay Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Captain Dmitri will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and fishing licenses. He will also clean and fillet your fish at no extra charge! Let go of those daily responsibilities and come have a night on the water with Captain Dmitri! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Night Trip - 23' Key West

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person
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Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain Tucker on board their beautiful 34' Crusader sportfishing vessel, and get out there on a thrilling charter fishing trip in the beautiful waters of Clearwater, FL! On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting a range of species across the whole water column. Up towards the surface, you'll troll and cast for Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito,and Spanish Mackerel, while down on the bottom you'll drop lines for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try your hand at fishing, our experienced captains and crew have got you covered. The 34' Crusader is a purpose-built fishing vessel equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, comfortable seating, restrooms, and all the amenities you need for a successful day on the water. Licensed to carry up to 6 passengers, this safe, clean, comfortable vessel carries state-of-the-art Furuno GPS bottom-sounder and radar and is equipped with Coast Guard approved safety equipment, EPIRB radio beacon, life preservers, flares, and throwable life ring. There is a bathroom, tuna tower, outriggers for offshore trolling, fish-fighting chairs, and plenty of seating on board. 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour charters are offered in the morning and afternoon and are generally bottom fishing in winter and trolling in spring, summer, and fall. 8 hour, 10 hour, and 12 hour charters require a morning departure (7am at the latest) and are the perfect length for bottom fishing, trolling, and live baiting. Red snapper season begins June 1st through July and requires a 10 or 12 hour trip! Captain Steve and Captain Tucker have over 35 years of fishing experience out of Clearwater combined, so you'll be in great hands when you set out to bag some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Crushing Clearwater Offshore

100% (5)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

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

Inshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Nighttime Snapper, Snook, Tarpon

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22 ft 1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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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 From $125 / person
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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, Amberjack, 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 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 Reefs & Wrecks

100% (8)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

We will sailing into the Gulf of Mexico on our 30ft Baha Cruiser . These trips are normally action packed with lots of fish caught . We will be anchoring on structure for various snappers and also other species. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Holiday

Half Day Trip (4hrs)

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Nearshore Hop - 22’ Dusky

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a St. Petersburg bottom fishing charter

What are the best bottom fishing charters in St. Petersburg?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 101 bottom fishing trips in St. Petersburg, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Trip - 27' Cape Horn guided by Adam, St. Pete Offshore Experience guided by Greg, and 4-8 Hour Fishing Trip guided by Hank.

Our guides in St. Petersburg are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9577 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 Bottom Fishing charter include Tierra Verde, Clearwater and Holmes Beach.

Looking for kid friendly bottom fishing guides in St. Petersburg? Check out our beginner and family friendly bottom fishing guides in St. Petersburg.

What types of bottom fishing charters are common in St. Petersburg?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in St. Petersburg as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in St. Petersburg are: 1. gag grouper, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. kingfish, and 4. redfish.

How much do St. Petersburg bottom fishing charters cost?

for bottom fishing in St. Petersburg prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in St. Petersburg is $737. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in St. Petersburg is $1,449.

What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in St. Petersburg?

The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in St. Petersburg is spring, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a St. Petersburg fishing license and what are the bag limits in St. Petersburg?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Juan was a ton of fun! The man really knows his stuff about fishing in the St. Petersburg area. We caught tons of fish and he gave us a high quality service. Couldn’t suggest him enough!

    Jasuan C. with Juan H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an absolute fabulous time with Capt. Ray! Top 10 bucket list day! Very responsive, professional and provided exactly what we asked for.

    Brian C. with Ray C. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain, wife wanted to see some dolphins and he found some dolphins. Caught a few fish would have been nice to go for the reds but the weather was not on are side that day.

    Jeremy A. with Juan H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Rick and Hope were the best we’ve had a chance to fish with! Great boat, everything you need is offered, good fishing, and a lot of fun. We will be fishing with them again soon and I highly recommend if you are traveling with the whole family, friends, or kids. They have it covered.

    Jason L. with Ron F. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    It was a slow morning but our guide kept moving and trying spots. Was talking with other guide friends to get on a hot bite but it was slow for everyone. We did get some keeper sheep head and the guide was easy to talk to. I would try again with them if we get back here again.

    Robert K. with Thomas D. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome day fishing with Adam! He was an awesome guide and we ended the day catching a shark! Adam thanks for the great memories!

    Tom J. with Adam H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Hank was awesome! Called the day before to make a plan on what to fish for. Result was sharks, which my 9 year old son was out of his mind excited for. On the half day trip, we caught 5 sharks and probably 50 bait fish…an unforgettable experience!!

    James L. with Hank V. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Captain and first mate! Captain Greg put us on some big fish, Barracuda, and Goliath Grouper! Logan kept us informed and helped every step of the way! We had a blast!

    Jack H. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Captain and first mate! Logan took care of us while Captain Greg put us on fish! Caught a ton, was able to keep 26! Great day!

    Jack H. with Greg M. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Hank was a great captain! My brother & I had a lot of fun on our excursion!

    Caroline E. with Hank V. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had the most awesome experience offshore fishing with Captain Adam on Playin’ Hooky! He was ready and waiting for us at the boat ramp, before the sun came up. As soon as we met him, we knew we were going to have an awesome time! The boat was brand new, clean, and spacious. We wanted fish to eat and the experience of reeling in some big ones. Captain Adam did not disappoint! He put us right on top of them! He cleaned our fish and we went straight to the restaurant to have them prepared. Thank you, Adam, for the experience of a lifetime!

    Rebecca M. with Adam H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with a great guide. Captain Juan got us on fish and created a great experience for our group of 4. Highly recommend him.

    Jonathan L. with Juan H. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had awesome trip with capt Mike. He is very pleasant, knowledgeable and patient. With his guidance we caught snappers, red fish, snook, and cat fish and kept 12 great sized snappers😊

    Laura A. with Mike A. of St. Petersburg, Florida

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