Clearwater Florida Fishing Report
Cold water temps lately have adjusted the deep sea fishing pattern. Hogfish and Amberjack have been the popular target lately. The reason is due in part because to both species don’t mind the cold water and both are in season for harvest. While fishing methods for the Hogfish and Amberjack are vastly different, it is possible to target both on a full day charter.
The half day charters are targeting hogfish and sea bass and have been very successful this past week.
We are starting to book up for spring break, so make sure you plan early as this year looks to book up early, with everyone looking forward to some Florida Sunshine!
Our full day Deep Sea Fishing charters are catching good amounts of big Gag and Red grouper along with some jumbo sized Mangrove Snapper. There’s also plenty of huge Amberjack for a little catch and release fun as they are not in season to be kept.
The 3/4 day trips are seeing good numbers of Hogfish and some Gag Grouper mixed in. Also to be had are some nice sized Porgies and of course all the Grunts (Key West Snapper) you care to keep. The 1/2 day Charters continue to catch plenty of Hogfish. For questions and availability Call or visit our website at:
This past week has been on fire with tons of Kingfish action from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete. the KingFish are averaging 15 pounds with some larger smokers mixed in. There’s also plenty of light tackle Spanish Mackerel action to be had.
We have been live baiting the Kings all week and seeing between 15-20 fish caught on a typical charter, plus another 10-15 spanish macs mixed in . This should remain the case well into November, don’t miss out, book now!!
With the summer heat in full swing the fishing has been better deeper. We have been fishing the shorter trips earlier than normal to take advantage of cooler conditions. The deep sea charters have been producing nice Grouper, Snapper and more throughout the entire day due to cooler water temps farther offshore.
Here’s a couple on Cobia caught during a full day fishing charter out of Clearwater Beach Florida!
Red Snapper season is set to open June 1st, 2017 in the Gulf of Mexico. This year looks toy be exceptional, as we are catching large amounts of both red snapper and Grouper out of Clearwater Florida. Recent charters, while targeting other species, are catching and releasing a lot of keeper fish. With June first only days away, jot’s a good time to book if you’d like to load up on Snapper! The season for federal charter boats will be 49 days, so give us a call for more info (727) 243-4082
Clearwater Beach has been really warm this winter, this has allowed the fishing to remain red hot! Our Full day charters are having a blast offshore catching big Amberjack, Grouper and Snapper.
On the 3/4 and half day charterswe are targeting the ever so tasty Hogfish. With our long term weather forecast remaining steady, we should continue to experience great fishing here in Clearwater Beach FL. Our fishing charters run year round and we always target the hottest bite and best action!!
The winter pattern for fishing is in full effect right now in the Clearwater area. With the water temps on a roller coaster in between cold fronts, the fishing has been steady, and some days pre front have been stellar. On the 1/2 and 3/4 days we are targeting Hog Snapper and Red Grouper, while on the full Days it’s Amberjack and Snapper! We are booking up fast for 2017 Spring Break, so reserve now!!