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Clearwater, Florida is a coastal city that has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s. The area was originally inhabited by the Tocobaga Native American tribe and later became a center of commercial fishing. Fort Harrison was built in what is now Clearwater in 1835 during the Seminole Wars. The fort was on a bluff that overlooks Clearwater Harbor and is now the Harbor Oaks neighborhood. A road connecting Clearwater to Tampa was constructed in 1849. In the early 1900s, Clearwater became a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches and warm weather. The city underwent significant growth and development in the mid-20th century and has since become a major city in the Tampa Bay area. Over the years, Clearwater has also become known for its cultural events and festivals, excellent fishing, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Common species that are caught while inshore Clearwater fishing are Gray Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Kingfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon. Inshore reefs and nearshore waters are brimming with Gag Grouper, Gray Snapper, Red Snapper, Red Grouper, and White Grunt. Top species that you may want to venture offshore for are Gag Grouper and Red Grouper. Over the reefs nearshore there are lots of Barracuda, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. Further offshore, one might catch Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, or Yellowfin Tuna.
If you like to catch monster fish, consider trying to reel in a Goliath Grouper. This species often reaches 800 pounds and 8 feet in length. A record 116-pound Cubera Snapper was also caught in Clearwater, proving that this is a top fishing destination.
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There is a 23.52% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 10778 White Grunt counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART
There is a 15.3% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 7010 Spotted Seatrout counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.9% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 4534 Pinfish counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER PINFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 8.06% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 3691 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.18% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 2833 Gag Grouper counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER GAG GROUPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.38% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2466 Ladyfish counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER LADYFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.1% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 2337 Red Grouper counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER RED GROUPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.96% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1357 Sheepshead counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.84% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1302 Gray Snapper counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.18% catch rate for Round Scad, based on 1001 Round Scad counted.
ENLARGE CLEARWATER ROUND SCAD COUNTS CHART
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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EGMONT KEY REEF #26
EGMONT KEY REEF #26 (Bay)
Relief (in feet) 8
Description GULF PIER -FT. DESOTO PILE CUTOFFS
Date of Deployment May 17 2002
Primary Material CONCRETE PILE CUTOFFS Ton
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BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3
BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3
Depth (in feet) 19
Relief (in feet) 8
Description CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKING RAILINGS AND RUBBLE FROM TREASURE ISLAND CAUSEWAY
Date of Dep
Attributes RECRD 2670 VESSLTERMS GUNSMOKE FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 27.559181 LONDEC -83.084667 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 8 SOUNDING_T
Name MISENER BARGE County MANATEE Depth (in feet) 25 Relief (in feet) 8 Description 100 X 35 X 8 FOOT BARGE ACCIDENTALLY SUNK BY MISENER MARINE Date of Deployment December 19
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Port Manatee Reef
Bird Key Channel
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