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trip description for Clearwater Offshore Reefs & Wrecks in Clearwater

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

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Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Come join Captain Steve or Captain DJ on board their beautiful 34' delta 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' Delta sportfisher 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 DJ have 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

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Climb aboard with Captain Jim and enjoy a memorable day of fishing out of Clearwater, Florida! On these trips, you’ll head out up to 9 nautical miles from the shore to bottom fish for various Grouper and Snapper species. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to battle coastal predators, such as Bull Shark. These creatures have some of the most intense bite force out of any species so get ready to give your arms a workout! You’ll head out on a 27’ Pro Cat Catamaran, built for cutting through the surf to make offshore voyages a breeze! She comes with top-notch navigational instruments, a live bait tank, ample seating, and all the fishing equipment you could possibly need. There’s also plenty of walk-around room so you can follow your prey around the boat as you fish. She can carry up to 6 anglers. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Jim will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and drinks (bottled water & Gatorade). You can also choose to purchase live bait or catch it along the way. Get ready to test your casting accuracy on what promises to be a productive day on the water with Captain Jim! Read More

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trip description for Clearwater Nearshore - 22’ Dusky in Clearwater

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

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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

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trip description for Clearwater Classic in Clearwater

Hop on board with Captain William and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! Clearwater is home to plenty of productive inshores and flats where you can catch some of the prized fish Florida is known for without going too far from the dock. On this 4, 6 or 8-hour trip, Captain William will take you to the inshores to target Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder and Shark, or venture you into nearshore waters where you can go after some Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Black Seabass, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Shark. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Just let Captain William know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 21' Rabco Marine center console that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem bouncing you around the inshores and nearshores! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, Live Bait Well and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain William will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain William will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait and fishing licenses. He'll even provide snacks and water, and on the full-day trips you can expect a tasty lunch too! All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and any extra food or drinks you might want. Come see what Clearwater has to offer! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Clearwater Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Clearwater Beach?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Clearwater Beach with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 trips in Clearwater Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Clearwater offshore fishing guided by Brad, Clearwater Flats fishing guided by Tyson, and Crushing Clearwater Offshore guided by Heather.

Our guides in Clearwater Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3193 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 charters / fishing lessons in Clearwater Beach? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Clearwater Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Clearwater Beach?

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

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

The most common fishing techniques in Clearwater Beach are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Clearwater Beach fishing charters cost?

in Clearwater Beach prices can range anywhere from about $557 to $1,931, but the average price for a half day trip in Clearwater Beach is $663. The average price for a full day trip in Clearwater Beach is $1,256.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Clearwater Beach?

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

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Clearwater Beach, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Clearwater Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Clearwater Beach.

What is fishing in Clearwater Beach all about?

Fishing in Clearwater Beach, Florida, offers anglers a delightful blend of scenic beauty and abundant marine life. Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach boasts pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a wealth of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. From surf fishing along the shoreline to deep-sea excursions into the Gulf, Clearwater Beach provides a diverse array of fishing experiences that cater to a variety of preferences.

One of the highlights of fishing in Clearwater Beach is the chance to target a wide range of fish species, both inshore and offshore. Inshore waters are home to species such as snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon, which can be found in the bays, estuaries, and mangrove-lined shorelines surrounding Clearwater Beach. Anglers can enjoy thrilling battles with these prized game fish while soaking in the breathtaking scenery of the Gulf Coast.

Beyond inshore fishing, Clearwater Beach also offers excellent opportunities for offshore fishing in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Charter boats equipped with top-of-the-line gear and experienced captains take anglers on deep-sea excursions, offering the chance to reel in impressive catches such as grouper, snapper, amberjack, and kingfish. Whether trolling, bottom fishing, or casting live bait, offshore fishing in Clearwater Beach promises excitement, adventure, and the opportunity to create unforgettable memories on the open sea.

What are the most popular months to fish in Clearwater Beach?

Clearwater Beach, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, offers anglers a year-round fishing paradise with its diverse array of fish species and favorable weather conditions. Each season brings unique opportunities for fishermen to reel in impressive catches. In the spring, as the temperatures begin to warm up, Clearwater Beach becomes a bustling hub for anglers targeting species such as snook, redfish, and spotted seatrout. These fish are commonly found in the area's shallow flats, mangrove-lined shorelines, and grassy estuaries, making spring an ideal time for both inshore and nearshore fishing excursions.

Summer in Clearwater Beach offers prime fishing conditions, with calm seas and balmy weather creating ideal opportunities for anglers to explore the rich fishing grounds of the region. This season is characterized by prolific catches of tarpon, one of the most sought-after game fish in the area. Known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs, tarpon provide anglers with thrilling fishing experiences. In addition to tarpon, anglers can also target species such as snapper, grouper, and kingfish, which are abundant in the Gulf waters during the summer months.

As fall approaches, the fishing opportunities in Clearwater Beach remain bountiful, with cooler temperatures bringing a new wave of species to the area. This season sees an increase in migratory species such as Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, and false albacore, making it an exciting time for offshore fishing adventures. In addition to offshore opportunities, fall also offers excellent inshore fishing for species like snook, redfish, and flounder. Whether casting lines from a charter boat or fishing from the shore, fall in Clearwater Beach promises anglers a memorable fishing experience amidst the beauty of the Gulf Coast.

What types of fishing are popular in Clearwater Beach?

Fishing in Clearwater Beach, Florida, presents anglers with a diverse range of options, each offering unique experiences and opportunities to reel in impressive catches. One popular method is surf fishing, where anglers cast their lines from the sandy shores into the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Surf fishing along Clearwater Beach allows anglers to target a variety of species, including pompano, snook, redfish, and whiting, as they migrate along the coastline. With the sun warming their backs and the sound of the surf in the background, surf fishing provides a relaxing and accessible way to enjoy the thrill of the catch amidst the natural beauty of Clearwater Beach.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, offshore deep-sea fishing in Clearwater Beach offers the chance to venture into the open waters of the Gulf in pursuit of trophy-sized game fish. Charter boats equipped with state-of-the-art gear and experienced captains take anglers on deep-sea excursions, presenting opportunities to reel in impressive catches such as grouper, snapper, amberjack, and kingfish. Whether trolling with live bait or bottom fishing over wrecks and reefs, offshore fishing in Clearwater Beach promises adrenaline-pumping action and the chance to create lasting memories on the open sea.

In addition to surf and offshore fishing, Clearwater Beach also offers excellent opportunities for inshore fishing in the bays, estuaries, and mangrove-lined shorelines surrounding the area. Inshore waters are home to species such as snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon, making them ideal for anglers looking to target smaller game fish closer to shore. Whether casting from the banks, wading in the shallows, or drifting along in a boat, inshore fishing in Clearwater Beach provides a more relaxed and accessible fishing experience while still offering plenty of excitement and the chance to reel in some impressive catches.

What species are popular in Clearwater Beach?

Clearwater Beach, situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target throughout the year, making it a haven for fishing enthusiasts. One of the most prized catches in these waters is the snook. Known for their aggressive strikes and powerful fights, snook are a favorite among anglers seeking both challenge and excitement. These fish can be found in the area's mangrove-lined shorelines, jetties, and bridges, particularly during the spring and fall seasons when they are most active.

Redfish, also known as red drum, are another popular species to catch in Clearwater Beach. These hard-fighting fish are known for their distinctive copper coloration and powerful runs. Redfish can be found year-round in the area's shallow flats, grassy estuaries, and along the mangrove shorelines. They are particularly abundant during the spring and fall seasons, making these times ideal for anglers looking to target this iconic species.

In addition to snook and redfish, Clearwater Beach offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of other species, including spotted seatrout, tarpon, flounder, and kingfish. Spotted seatrout are highly prized for their delicate flavor and challenging catch, while tarpon provide anglers with thrilling fishing experiences due to their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs. Whether targeting snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, or any other species, anglers visiting Clearwater Beach can look forward to a rewarding fishing experience against the backdrop of its stunning coastal scenery.

Does Clearwater Beach have good fishing?

Clearwater Beach, located on Florida's Gulf Coast, is celebrated for its pristine sandy shores and abundant fishing opportunities that attract anglers year-round. Situated near the mouth of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach offers a variety of fishing experiences, from surf fishing along its expansive beaches to deep-sea excursions into the Gulf's deeper waters. Anglers can target a diverse array of fish species, including snook, redfish, trout, and Spanish mackerel nearshore, while offshore waters provide opportunities for larger catches such as grouper, snapper, and even shark.

One of the notable aspects of fishing in Clearwater Beach is the accessibility and convenience of local fishing charters and guides. These professionals offer tailored trips for anglers of all skill levels, ensuring a memorable and successful day on the water. Whether you're a novice looking for guidance or a seasoned angler seeking a specific catch, these charters provide the expertise, equipment, and local knowledge necessary for a rewarding fishing experience.

Beyond fishing, Clearwater Beach offers a vibrant coastal atmosphere with a range of attractions and activities for visitors. Anglers can relax on the beach, explore nearby nature trails, or enjoy waterfront dining with stunning sunset views over the Gulf. With its warm climate, picturesque surroundings, and abundant marine life, Clearwater Beach remains a top destination for anglers seeking both relaxation and adventure on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with our guides. They were easy going and very accommodating. We caught a variety of different fish. I would for sure go out with these guys again.

    Tori S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

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    William J. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

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    Definitely a very fun trip! Will definitely recommend to friends/families. Caught almost 50 fish and was a blast! Two takeaways for myself: Red Snapper fishing can only happen with the 10-12 hour trips, not the 4 hour trips.

    Luis M. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Mikey and Josh were great. Brought us out the fish quickly and were knowledgeable friendly and enthusiastic. Look forward to going out with them again

    Theo M. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip. My friend and I took our dad's out for Father's Day and we were able to get into a lot of meat fish, and a shark as well. Awesome trip, I would recommend it to others!

    Ethan S. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fun trip,caught a variety of fish plus a 34” snook.

    Gene S. with Michael J. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Alex is an awesome guide! Was on time and super fun to hang out with. But mostly importantly he absolutely put me on the fish! Will 100% book Alex again the next time I’m in Clearwater, and you should too if you want the chance to get hooked up with huge tarpon and monster snook!!! A+

    Derek B. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! The staff were knowledgeable and they made sure our group had a good time. Would recommend this charter for anyone looking for a good time.

    Nicholas A. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I cannot say enough good things about Brad and his captain Luke and Ben. These gentleman are genuinely the nicest people we have ever met. The trip was absolutely amazing and met more than our expectations. We will be back next year and will only book with them in the future! Thanks for being the highlight of our trip!!! We did take one other trip with someone else and it did not compare at all this experience!!!

    Lisa O. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome job! We had a great time! Jim and Joe took care of everything. Amazing trip, would definitely go again!

    Kent W. with Jim V. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A friend and I we went out with Cpt. Gage for some afternoon offshore fishing. As soon as my line was in the water I had a bite, then we caught fish after fish! We mush have caught about 50 fish between us. It was a great experience and is highly recommended. I’d never fished before in my life, but after being shown what to do it was easy to pick up.

    John M. with Gage B. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely amazing fishing experience! From catching a variety of big fish to catching sharks and seeing dolphins, it was the complete package. Highly recommend. The guides answered all our questions and talked to us like we’ve been friends for years. 100% would go on this trip again.

    Karlee G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic service and best Capt. And first mate. Wel all caught over 20 fish a piece. Will highly recommend your charter in the future.

    Foster (. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! DJ and Milan did a great job getting us into the fish! Caught a really nice blue fish. Great experience! Thank you!

    Rex G. with Heather H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Experience of a Lifetime! You know when you book an Air&BnB or an excursion and you have a slight apprehension due to the uncertainty of what the host guarantees? I will tell you this upfront, book with confidence. Let me explain… I’m going to do my best, but to capture the essence of what we experienced, in simple written word, is nearly an impossible task. Our guided fishing trip really started out like any other excursion. We met early morning, dockside at the “Bait House”. The host gave very clear and concise directions to our link up, what to expect and recommendations on what to bring along. The day before our trip, the staff reached out directly to ensure everyone was on the same page. We had (6) in our party. (3) adults and (3) kids. We packed our own lunches, drinks, adult beverages and snacks. This kept the guides fully engaged on fishing and not preoccupied preparing some spoiled kids’ lunch on the water. We also packed along warming layers and rain/wind gear. Our cadre of guides consisted of a captain/primary guide (Luke) and deckhand/assistant guide (Ben). Both were very cordial, professional and entertaining with their banter and dialogue. The boat was a 33’, fiberglass, Suzuki twin-engine, center console workhorse that appeared to be specifically designed for guided fishing. The live-well was fully packed with ice to preserve our harvested fish. (3) large bean bags were provided to lounge on while underway. The boat had been fitted with modern electronics for navigation, communication and fishing. Very nice, reliable, comfortable and safe vessel. Upon boarding we got a quick brief and were given ample storage space for all the gear we brought. This was key as everything must be stowed while underway. Our initial boat ride was 24 miles off the shore of Clearwater, FL. The ride was teeming with wildlife. As the sun came up, the city skyline disappeared into the horizon until you couldn’t see anything but ocean in every direction. It was magnificent. From start to finish, our guides were very organized on the boat. Gear, tackle, cabin, live bait, ect. all well organized and serviceable. As situations changed, they communicated clearly what they needed from us. Personnel management to balance the vessel and alleviate excessive listing, along with keeping the deck open to allow freedom of movement was well executed. The equipment provided was better than adequate. All of the gear was well maintained and prepped for use. From rigging and baiting to removing the fish and cleaning/prep, the guides handled every aspect of the equipment very well. My wife wanted to accomplish (2) things. She wanted to harvest fish for our family dinner that night, and catch the biggest fish. Both were achieved. We caught A LOT of fish. We began fishing for large Amber Jack, however the guide identified that the bite was slow so we shifted gears to catch our daily harvest. We slammed a bunch of amazing fish. Porgy, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Grunt and others. We also caught some fun interesting fish like: Lizard fish, Remora (suction cup fish) and blow fish. Some were even reused as bait for the huge Amber Jack we caught later in the day. After catching plenty of fish for dinner, we moved back to our original location for another run at the large Amber Jack (AJ); an artificial reef of an intentionally sunken ship. Fishing in about 80’ of water, we quickly hooked into our first AJ. After locating the targeted species, the guides quickly switched gears in an epic display of professionalism and mastery of their craft in order to draw out the largest AJs. The communication between the guides and their actions was impeccable. One man on the rod, the other in full support. As the guide asked for a certain type/color of bait fish, the other pulled it from the livewell and began to toss the same baitfish overboard. When that particular bait was unsuccessful, they moved onto another type. This was system repeated several times until they found the right bait. It was really cool to see. Very fast, deliberate and accurate fishing. Once we had the right bait, it was like the AJs were “switched on”. Shortly we were pulling monster AJs in the boat. Huge fish the size of both of a grown man’s legs. After an exciting run of pulling in several huge AJs, we were down to our last baitfish. What I’m about to tell you just can’t really capture how awesome this last cast truly was. Now, earlier in the day we had an AJ get bit by a shark. We got it in the boat and it had some teeth marks and a gushing blood. It was crazy cool. However, this last cast set into motion a series of events that we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives. The line was cast and immediately hooked up. My wife was fighting this monster AJ (Yes, the biggest fish of the day) for several minutes. As the AJ was retrieved and became closer to the boat (so close we could see it) two HUGE sharks swam right to it taking a gigantic bite out of the AJ. When I say “bite” I mean a literal shark-head-shaped-bite. A cartoonish bite. Like, imagine what you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon. The bite was so clean and the exact round shape of the jaws of a shark. It was remarkable. As it got up to the boat, guide Ben (in an epic display of reluctant courage mind you) reached down and pulled up this AJ. Even the pictures just don’t do this experience justice. My wife, grabbed this fish holding it right in the bitten area like a savage. She was so excited! We were all excited. As we unhooked the AJ, the guides tossed it back out and a full-on shark feeding frenzy erupted. Multiple sharks attacking this AJ in just the most amazingly violent display. This was straight up, no BS, some National Geographic sh!t. When the AJ was pulled in, nothing remained but a huge sardine head. The Gulf gave us a show we’ll never forget and it was all due to the expertise, fast thinking and relentless efforts of our guides. As if our experience wasn’t enough, our ride back was filled with dolphins, sea turtles and a host of other incredible wildlife. The guides cleaned and prepared all of our harvested fish. They even labeled them by name so we knew what types they were. Our family loves the outdoors, and we have a saying when we venture out, “Don’t expect anything”. The fishing trip that day took everyone by surprise as to how incredible it unfolded. If you are looking for an amazing experience on the water, book with confidence because we had the experience of a lifetime.

    Yuliya H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Did a nice job trying to get us on fish. Hustled his rear off. Seemed a bit overwhelming having 4 on the boat who had never fished the flats before and several being relative novices for just 1 crew member. As a result about 1/3 the time 1-2 of our party weren’t fishing as we could have been. He was working hard though … much appreciated! Would highly recommend a 2nd crew member when there are inexperienced people it will be a tight fit though but think it would improve the experience. Tyson was nice, polite, knowledgeable and very patient thanks for the experience. Would highly recommend especially if you’ve done this type of fishing before. Thanks Tyson!

    Mike D. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide, great guy, knows his stuff! We will 120% be back.

    Timothy W. with Tyson W. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience!! Alex and Tom where great!

    Brandi D. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Thanks, Jonathan! It was a great experience for me (although seasickness played a part in our trip!!) and my grandson. He definitely wants to do it again with you next year and we already booked our condo so we'll see you next year. By the way, we cooked some of the fish and let's just say, DELISH!! Thanks again, Terry & Max

    Terry B. with Alex S. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Luke and Skye did a great job with us. We hope to do it again!! Well worth the money!!

    Dawn G. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

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