Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters

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Recently Booked Fishing Charters Near Tarpon Springs, Fl

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Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tarpon Springs

In Or Near Shore Experience

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person
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Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Intercoastal Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person
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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tarpon Springs

Full-Day Tarpon Special

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1 - 2 People From $438 / person
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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tarpon Springs

Shallow Water Flyfishing

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1 - 2 People From $275 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Middle Grounds - 35’ Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $583 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Belleair Bluffs

Half Day Deep Sea Fishing

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Tarpon Springs

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Fishing Charters Near Tarpon Springs, Fl

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Riverview

Gag Grouper Special

100% (6)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

The 48 Silverton Convertible’s sleek 51-foot, 6-inch hull has a 16-foot, 3-inch beam, providing abundant space for three staterooms, two heads, a spacious saloon with a galley on the same level, a large fishing-ready cockpit and arguably the largest flybridge in its class. The 48 Convertible combines the best of cruising and fishing in one great package. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Nearshore - 28’ Center Console

100% (5)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $625 / 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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Get ready for a thrilling day out with Captain Juan as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. These shallow waters can be difficult to navigate for some boats, but not when you have a 21’ Carolina Skiff, though. This light vessel will stay afloat in pretty much any body of water. Powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine, you’ll speed off along the bay, before the wireless trolling motor helps you steer in the skinny waters. She comes fitted with all the necessary safety equipment, including an EPIRB, and the captain is fully CPR-trained, for that extra peace of mind. When out on the fish, try bottom dropping, popping the tops, or trolling while you drift along. With the latest Penn rods and reels, you’ll have the best chance of hooking some of these tough-fighting species aboard. Battle it out with the notorious Snook, along with Redfish, and Seatrout. While you’ll also go after a range of tasty fish to fill up your fridge. Take home Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snapper, and Mackerel, among many more. At the end of your trip, Captain Juan will clean and prepare your catch for you to take home for a delicious dinner, and beyond! With water provided and your license taken care of, all that’s left for you to do is bring some snacks and drinks aboard and get ready for a productive day with Captain Juan. An incredible day’s inshore fishing in stunning surroundings awaits! **Captain Juan requires a 48 hour advance on bookings. So even if the date is open on the calendar, know that it is at his discretion to accept the trip on such short notice.** Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Half-Day Quick Trip

100% (11)
21 ft 1 - 6 People From $108 / person

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 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 Brain & 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 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 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Hogfish Trip - 28'

100% (5)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $317 / person
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Nick Hughes Fishing, LLC invites you to check out the local fishery in style. Come on aboard with Capt. Nick, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use light tackle based on the species you're targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you'll be fishing for the likes of Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail, depending on the specific season and the day's weather. Your adventure begins on board a 21' Sea Pro boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you'll need for a productive day on the water. As for fishing licenses, everything will be taken care of by the captain so you don't have to worry about it. You're welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip. Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you're free to make it a family adventure. Book your trip now and hit the water with Nick Hughes Fishing, LLC. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Beach

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person

If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. These trips obviously will be targeting limits on this delicious species, but Captain Frankie 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 Frankie 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 Frankie'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. 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 Frankie more pleased than delivering on your goals for the day! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Grouper And Snapper Trips

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Climb aboard with Joseph and enjoy a memorable day of fishing outside of St. Petersburg, Florida! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Joseph’s 35-foot Marlago, which is federally permitted. She provides a quick and comfortable ride to the offshore fishing grounds and is equipped with a toilet. You’ll be targeting the Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Hogfish, King Mackerel / Kingfish, and Red Snapper that inhabit these waters. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Feel free to bring food and beverages of your choice as well. Captain Joseph will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait (free of charge). A first mate will also be on board. He’ll be assisting you throughout your trip. Come on down to St. Petersburg, Florida, and make some memories with Captain Joseph! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Gulfport

Full Day Offshore

100% (8)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $317 / person

Get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience off the coast of Clearwater, FL! On this trip with Captain Alex, you'll be able to chase a ton of different nearshore species, including Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Tripletail, Kingfish, and more. With his expertise and knowledge of the area, you'll be in the perfect spot to get after records numbers of a new personal best! As you venture farther offshore, you'll be surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Gulf of Mexico. But the real excitement is in the water, where the biggest and most challenging fish are waiting to be caught. Cobia are known for their strong runs and delicious fillets, and are one of the most popular fish to catch in the Gulf of Mexico. With Captain Alex's guidance, you'll be targeting them using live bait or artificial lures, depending on what's biting. Kingfish, also known as King Mackerel, are speedsters that can reach top speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. They are notorious for their long, powerful runs, making them a favorite among experienced anglers. Throughout the day, you'll be using top-of-the-line fishing equipment and techniques to try to land these fish. There's no better feeling than hooking, fighting, and finally beating a big trophy! So if you're ready to test your skills and reel in some of the most exciting game fish in the Gulf of Mexico, book your offshore fishing trip with Captain Alex today! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Nearshore Fishing

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

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 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 Brain & 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 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 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Hogfish Trip - 35' Contender

100% (5)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $317 / person
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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Flats Sightfishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $135 / person
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We will be fishing coral outcrops for snapper, grouper and hogfish . These trips are action packed with lots of variety. We’ll use shrimp and jigs and other methods to maximize our catches. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Holiday

6hr Coral Bottom Trip

100% (6)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

This trip is for experienced anglers who want to master inshore fishing techniques and have a shot at the famous "inshore slam" (snook, redfish, trout) or to fill the cooler with fish to eat. Target Redfish, Snook, Trout, Grunts, Mackerel, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Grouper. Captain Jason spends all his free time on the water learning fish habits and movements so you can go straight to the fish on the day of your trip. If you have a goal in mind for the day, Captain Jason is more than happy to try and chase down your next trophy, but he is also privy to which species are bitting best, and can help set expectations for you at the dock by providing expert advice on what tactics and species will be best to target that day. You'll be fishing from Captain Jason's 22' Pathfinder powered by a 200HP Yamaha ProV. With the ability to glide through 12 inches of shallow water or head 9 miles offshore, the world is your oyster when you head out, as Captain Jason is able to target fish far off the beaten path. It comfortably fits 4 passengers plus the captain. Its most notable feature is the 10 foot custom scouting tower, which gives Captain Jason the advantage to scout fish from over 40 feet away! This fishing machine comes rigged with a 9" Garmin navigation system, 24V Minnkota iPilot trolling motor, and 2 live wells. And there is dry space to store your personal belongings and a cooler on board to keep your food and drinks cold for the day! All of Captain Jason's trips depart from Wet Lines Bait & Tackle on Seminole Street in Clearwater. You will meet him there where he'll have the boat in the water, loaded with all necessary bait, tackle, and fishing licenses for an epic day of fishing. He will have a cooler filled with ice to keep all of your food and drinks cold. If you plan on keeping your catch, the captain will fillet and bag it for you as well. Captain Jason recommends you bring any food and drink (especially water!) you would like to enjoy on your fishing adventure. Bring what you need to be comfortable outdoors for the length of your trip. Basic items to consider bringing based upon season and weather are sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket, windbreaker, sweatshirt, etc. Captain Jason will also be in touch with you the day before your charter to make sure you are properly prepared for your saltwater adventure! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Clearwater

Clearwater Inshore Chase

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Welcome to the ultimate Tarpon-fishing adventure in Tampa, FL! On this trip, you'll partner up with Captain Christopher on his 21' Clearwater center console, and chase down some powerful sportfish in shallow water. The majestic Tarpon is known for its size, strength, and acrobatic jumps, making it a challenging catch for even the most experienced anglers. These fish are challenging for any angler, with powerful runs and crazy tail-walking, head-shaking action. However, with Captain Christopher's expertise and knowledge, you'll have a great chance to hook into one of these world-famous "Silver Kings". As you head out onto the shimmering waters of Tampa Bay, you'll feel the excitement build as you cast your line and wait for the Tarpon to strike. The crystal-clear waters here offer the perfect habitat for Tarpon, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot these magnificent creatures swimming beneath the surface. You'll be fishing on light tackle with both live and cut bait, so you'll really feel it when a Tarpon grabs the hook! Captain Christopher's 21' Clearwater center console is fully equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and technology, ensuring that you'll have everything you need to reel in these powerful game fish. The vessel is spacious and comfortable, with ample seating and shade to keep you cool during those hot summer days. Why wait? Book a charter now and take your summer vacation to the next level! The option for world class trophy Tarpon fishing in world famous Boca Grande Pass is also available at no extra cost. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tampa

Tampa Tarpon Fishing

100% (8)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person
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There’s nothing like spending quality time on the water with a rod in your hands, and there's no better place for it than Tampa Bay. Head out with Captain Jarrod for a wonderful day on the water, chasing Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Grouper, and more! You'll venture between 3 and 9 miles off, where you have a ton of options to target. Whether you’re fishing with family, friends, or coworkers, Captain Jarrod is especially adept at handling all skill levels and is able to customize your trip to your preferences. On the day of your trip you will launch from the boat ramp next to Hook's Waterfront Bar and Grill. If you need to launch from a different area, Captain Jarrod is flexible and has several options—please let him know what works best for you. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Jarrod's 25' Sportsman 234 bay boat. This puppy comes equipped with a 250 Yamaha SHO engine for speed and maneuverability, plus a range of amenities including a multimedia system, PowerPoles for exploring shallow flats, trolling motor, multiple live wells for your bait, Yeti coolers for your drinks, and more! This boat is perfect for a family fishing trip. Jarrod will provide you with all the equipment, tackle, and bait you need, plus he'll supply ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All you need to bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard. Beer is welcome, but please—no hard liquor or wine, and no glass containers. If you've got Captain Jarrod at the wheel, your fishing adventure will surely be one to remember! Gratuties are never expected, but are always greatly appreciated! If your captain did a good job and you had an enjoyable trip, please consider rewarding his efforts with a 15-20% tip. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Nearshore Tampa Bay - 25’ Sportsman

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person
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Most people known Sharks as the big, scary predators seen in movies like "Jaws". However, anglers understand that although Sharks are top predators in their environments, they're really graceful, majestic, and thrilling to catch. No matter your experience level, a Tampa shark fishing charter with Captain Jarrod will be the thrill of a lifetime! There are plenty of different types of sharks in Tampa Bay, making it the perfect spot to land your trophy fish or just to have some fun. More than a dozen different shark species swim beneath the waters of Tampa Bay, including the Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), Hammerhead (Sphyrnidae Sphyrna), Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris), and Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). When in doubt, you can just ask Captain Jarrod about the Shark you've hooked. You can catch non-prohibited shark species in Florida at any time of year. Typically, the best time is from May to August. Captain Jarrod is happy to tell you what species are best to fish for when you book your trip! On the day of your trip you will launch from the boat ramp next to Hook's Waterfront Bar and Grill. If you need to launch from a different area, Captain Jarrod is flexible and has several options—please let him know what works best for you. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Jarrod's 25' Sportsman 234 bay boat. This puppy comes equipped with a 250 Yamaha SHO engine for speed and maneuverability, plus a range of amenities including a multimedia system, PowerPoles for exploring shallow flats, trolling motor, multiple live wells for your bait, Yeti coolers for your drinks, and more! This boat is perfect for a family fishing trip. Jarrod will provide you with all the equipment, tackle, and bait you need, plus he'll supply ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All you need to bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard. Beer is welcome, but please—no hard liquor or wine, and no glass containers. If you've got Captain Jarrod at the wheel, your fishing adventure will surely be one to remember! Gratuity is never expected, but always appreciated! If your captain did a good job and you enjoyed your trip, considered rewarding his efforts with a 15-20% tip. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Tampa Bay Sharkfest - 25’ Sportsman

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person

Night fishing for the pelagic species such as Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Kings, AJ, etc. is the ultimate Florida Gulf fishing experience, and not to be missed! 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 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 several 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! On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore & offshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained 48ft Convertible Pro Tournament boat is equipped with significant 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 trips benefit from the 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 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 - PARAMOUNT! WE DELIVER THE RESULTS & EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Night Fishing Adventure - 48’ Yacht

100% (5)
48 ft 1 - 6 People From $400 / person
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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 $130 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Tarpon Springs

What are the best fishing charters in Tarpon Springs?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 154 trips in Tarpon Springs, and the most popular trips in the area are In or Near Shore Experience guided by Robert, Tarpon Springs Intercoastal Trip guided by Ben, and Full-Day Tarpon Special guided by Tommy.

Our guides in Tarpon Springs are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2203 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 Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Tarpon Springs? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Tarpon Springs.

What types of fishing charters are common in Tarpon Springs?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Tarpon Springs as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Tarpon Springs are: 1. gag grouper, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. redfish, and 4. snook.

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

How much do Tarpon Springs fishing charters cost?

in Tarpon Springs prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Tarpon Springs is $669. The average price for a full day trip in Tarpon Springs is $1,235.

What month is best for fishing in Tarpon Springs?

The most popular season for fishing in Tarpon Springs is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Tarpon Springs 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 Tarpon Springs. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Tarpon Springs Fishing Overview

Tarpon Springs offers a diverse fishery that caters to all levels of anglers. While Tarpon fishing is a popular activity, the area also provides access to a network of flats, Anclote Anchorage, Gulf fisheries, and Lake Tarpon. Saint Joseph Sound is a premium location for Tarpon fishing, as well as year-round fishing for Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Flounder, and Mackerel. Freshwater anglers can enjoy Lake Tarpon, which is home to big Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Redear Sunfish. Nearshore fishing trips offer the opportunity to catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia, while deep sea fishing expeditions can yield impressive Amberjack, Sailfish, and a wide range of Grouper and Snapper species. Fishing charters are available for families with kids, novices, and experienced fishers. It is important to note that fishing regulations and licensing requirements vary depending on the type of fishing and location.

Tarpon Spring Freshwater Fishing

Lake Tarpon is on the east side of Tarpon Springs and happens to be one of the most robust fisheries in the world. This lake is fairly large with a surface area of 2,500 acres and a healthy largemouth bass. This fishery is thriving due to low fishing pressure which makes it a prime spot to wet a line. Biologists who monitor Lake Tarpon found that the largemouth population is well balanced making it one of the top ten best bass fishing lakes in the state.

Tarpon Springs Inshore Fishing

The shallow waters near Tarpon Springs are home to popular inshore fish and a few bucket list species. The incredible inshore fishing is due to an abundance of excellent habitat which offers plenty of cover and prey. While fishing with conventional tackle is common, anglers who love fly fishing will want to take advantage of these prime backwater spots.

From spring through the summer, tarpon swing through the area on their annual migration with snook following close behind. In the summer and fall giant bull redfish move through the bays and channels into the flats to spawn. When the water temperatures start to drop speckled trout become extremely aggressive and feed on all the baitfish and shrimp they can find.

Tarpon Springs Nearshore Fishing

Just off the coast of Tarpon Springs, the seafloor is littered with reefs and wrecks that hold bigger and more powerful fish. A nearshore trip will put you on some of the most amazing fish without spending a ton of time traveling to the first spot. Bottom fishing around deep structure is the best way to target snapper and grouper species along with the formidable amberjack. On the fringe of the reefs, schools of kingfish and cobia can be caught by casting bait.

Popular Types of Fishing In Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Tarpon Springs are inshore, offshore, and tarpon fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as redfish, snook, and trout. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea to catch larger species such as grouper, snapper, and kingfish.

Tarpon fishing charters are a unique experience in Tarpon Springs, as the area is known for its large tarpon population. These charters typically take place in the summer months and offer the chance to catch the ""silver king"" of the sea.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Tarpon Springs include tarpon, redfish, snook, trout, grouper, and snapper.

When booking a Tarpon Springs fishing charter, be sure to ask about visiting landmarks such as the Anclote Key Lighthouse or the Sponge Docks. These locations offer a scenic backdrop for your fishing adventure and are a must-see for visitors to the area.

The Best Places To Fish In Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Tarpon Springs, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from the shore:

1. Anclote River - This river is home to a variety of fish species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river more thoroughly.

2. Fred Howard Park - This park has a fishing pier that extends into the Gulf of Mexico, making it a great spot for catching snapper, grouper, and other saltwater fish.

3. Lake Tarpon - This freshwater lake is known for its large bass and crappie, making it a popular spot for anglers. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake's many coves and channels.

4. Anclote Key Preserve State Park - This park is home to some of the best fishing in the area, with a variety of fish species including snook, redfish, and trout. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the park's many islands and reefs.

5. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks - This historic area is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species including snapper, grouper, and sheepshead. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area's many canals and channels.

Other Things To Do In Tarpon Springs

While Tarpon Springs fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Florida city. Take a stroll through the historic downtown area and explore the unique Greek culture that has made Tarpon Springs famous. Visit the Sponge Docks to learn about the city's sponge diving industry and enjoy some delicious Greek cuisine. For a more active adventure, head to Fred Howard Park for swimming, kayaking, and hiking trails. Don't miss the chance to take a sunset cruise on the Anclote River or explore the nearby Tarpon Springs Aquarium. And if you're looking for a little bit of history, check out the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. With so much to see and do, Tarpon Springs is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

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