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Top Clearwater Fishing Spots

  1. PASCO REEF #4
    4/13/2011 4:20:43 PM - Name PASCO REEF #4 County PASCO Depth (in feet) 27 Relief (in feet) 8 Description "272 PIECES OF CONCRETE 1RST OF TWO LOADS" Date of Deployment June 3 1998 Primary

    4/13/2011 4:19:49 PM - 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

  3. Sheridan Wreck
    6/4/2012 11:37:11 PM - MV D.T. Sheridan GPS Coordinates: latitude: 27°52.562' N longitude: 083°11.140' W depth: 82 max. D. T. Sheridan is an 180 foot Ocean going tug that now rests

    5/6/2011 11:53:46 PM - 37 CONCRETE CULVERTS

  5. USS Narcissus
    7/16/2012 6:29:30 PM - The USS Narcissus is a screw steamer launched in July 1863 as Mary Cook at East Albany, N.Y. It was purchased by the Union Navy at New York City on 23 September 1863 from Ja

    5/6/2011 11:53:42 PM - CONCRETE RUBBLE]]> 27.9195 -83.026

    5/6/2011 11:52:50 PM - 28.0316833333333 -83.0484666666667

  8. BUOY 3
    5/6/2011 11:51:25 PM - 27.578333333333 -82.746166666667

  9. Courtney Campbell Causeway - Little Bridge
    4/11/2013 3:46:32 AM -

    4/13/2011 4:19:14 PM - 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

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Clearwater Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Clearwater, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 13.82% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 8598 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Clearwater Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 13.81% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 8591 White Grunt counted.

    Clearwater White Grunt Counts Chart


  5. Scaled Sardine

  6. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 13.25% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 8240 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Clearwater Scaled Sardine Counts Chart


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 8.78% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 5460 Pinfish counted.

    Clearwater Pinfish Counts Chart


  9. Gag Grouper

  10. Gag Grouper

    There is a 7.24% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 4504 Gag Grouper counted.

    Clearwater Gag Grouper Counts Chart


  11. Black Sea Bass

  12. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 5.28% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 3282 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Clearwater Black Sea Bass Counts Chart


  13. Red Grouper

  14. Red Grouper

    There is a 5.17% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 3216 Red Grouper counted.

    Clearwater Red Grouper Counts Chart


  15. Ladyfish

  16. Ladyfish

    There is a 4.15% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2582 Ladyfish counted.

    Clearwater Ladyfish Counts Chart


  17. Gray Snapper

  18. Gray Snapper

    There is a 3.91% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2431 Gray Snapper counted.

    Clearwater Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  19. Sheepshead

  20. Sheepshead

    There is a 3.88% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 2411 Sheepshead counted.

    Clearwater Sheepshead Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 93 species of fish and 62204 fish counted for December around Clearwater.

To date, there are 161 species of fish and a total of 1678713 fish counted for Clearwater and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (162 years).

Last Update: 12/1/2022 7:58:16 AM

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.

View full Clearwater Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Clearwater Fishing Reports

    11/28/2022 10:26:22 PM - Captain John Fischbach of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing a personalized charter fishing service based in New Port Richey and working surrounding areas of Tarpon Springs Clear

  • Flats Fishing is GREAT!!!!!
    11/25/2022 2:42:00 PM - Captain John Fischbach of Absolute Florida Flats Fishing Charters is a long time professional saltwater Sport Fishing Guide Along Florida’s West Central Big Bend Gulf Coast R

  • Fishing Report – November 20th 2022
    11/20/2022 10:00:39 AM - Here is the November 20th fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – November 20th 2022 appear

  • Inshore fishing can bring surprises
    11/6/2022 5:28:37 PM - Since the weather keeps fluctuating. Most of the fish have been scattered but are of good quality. We have been encountering. Redfish Trout and snook on the flats but the tid

  • Fishing Report – November 4th 2022
    11/4/2022 10:13:14 AM - Here is the November 4th fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! Thank you for reading and I look forward to getting

  • Cooler waters – more species
    10/23/2022 8:05:46 AM - The water has cooled down with the recent fronts in the clearwater/Stpete FL. Bait has been plentiful with scaled sardines threadfin shad ladyfish and blue runners. This has

  • Fishing Report – October 20th 2022
    10/20/2022 10:14:43 AM - Here is the October 20th fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – October 20th 2022 appeared

  • Hurricane + cool front = variety
    10/9/2022 8:29:48 AM - With hurricane Ian gone and bringing lots of rough water and weather and a few cool fronts that have dropped our water temperatures has brought wide variety of species. There

  • Fishing Report – October 4th 2022
    10/4/2022 11:30:14 AM - Here is the October 4th fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – October 4th 2022 appeared f

  • Fishing Report – September 20th 2022
    9/22/2022 4:31:35 PM - Here is the September 20th fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – September 20th 2022 appe

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Top Clearwater Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 4th Street Tackle
    4th Street Tackle is a new bait and tackle shop in St. Petersburg, Florida. We offer you top name brands, excellent service, and tackle for all types of fishing situations. Whether your fishing the mangroves or grass flats in the upper Tampa Bay or t

  2. Tampa Bay Bait N' Tackle
    Tampa Bay Bait and Tackle is the largest salt and fresh water bait supplier in the Tampa Bay area.

  3. Captain K's Bait & Tackle
    We're located in St. Petersburg, FL and home to a bait, tackle & fishing charter center. Karen is a Florida native and has been fishing the Gulf and bay waters her entire life. We're here to serve the St. Petersburg, Treasure Island and Tampa B

  4. Bill Jackson's Outdoor Adventure Store
    A one-of-a-kind outdoor sports store serving the Tampa Bay area since 1951

  5. Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Inc.
    Since 1944 we have provided the highest quality fishing baits and related products to fishermen

  6. Bait House
    Open since the 1940s, The Bait House Tackle & Tavern is located in the marina on beautiful Clearwater Beach. We are proud to offer the freshest fish, highest quality tackle and gear, and some of the best food on the beach. Our daily menu features

  7. Betts Fishing Center

  8. Dogfish Tackle Co

  9. Indian Rocks Tackle

  10. Mirrolure

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Top Clearwater Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Absolute Flats Fishing
    Absolute Florida Flats Fishing with local saltwater guide, Capt. Rich Knox, who has been a fishing guide service on the West Central FL Gulf Coast for over 20 years, fishes the beautiful expansive Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to New Port Richey,

  2. 2 Shea Charters
    My years of experience in the Gulf give me an unmatched knowledge of its seasons and spots and the 2 Shea is more than ready to carry you quickly and comfortably to them. Whether you are after some nice grouper just off-shore or those large amberjack

  3. GulfStar Fishing
    World class fishing-first class service..We Catch EM!

  4. Salty Dog Charters LLC
    Salty Dog Charters is a family owned and operated fishing charter business. We are currently running our charters out of Johns Pass in Treasure Island Florida. We are fully licensed and insured and the boat is periodically surveyed to ensure we are i

  5. Capt. John O'Hanlon Fishing Expeditions
    We are fishing the St. Joseph Sound area. Featuring Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island and Three Rooker Bar. The Islands offer a convenient access from Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, and Tarpon Springs. Both Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are

  6. Captain Brian Caudill Inshore Fishing Charters
    Clearwater Fishing Guide Capt. Brian Caudill has expert knowledge of the shallow water flats, beautiful mangrove islands and sandy beaches around Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. With his extensive knowledge of C

  7. Double Eagle Deep Sea Fishing
    ocked in the Clearwater Municipal Marina on Clearwater Beach the Double Eagle fishing fleet is conveniently located to Tampa and St. Petersburg on the gulf coast of Florida. Whether you're an avid angler or novice, a vacationing family or busines

  8. Skinny Water Charter
    Pro Fishing Guide For Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island Beach, & St. Petersburg Beach Areas.

  9. FishTaxi Charters
    Clearwater Deep Sea Fishing Charters at their finest! Our Tampa Bay offshore fishing specialist, Captain Ryan, specializes in catching Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and many other deep sea fish species.

  10. Above Average Charters
    We are located in sunny Clearwater Florida, just a few steps away from beautiful Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina. We offer deep sea fishing or sport fishing charters for beginners to experienced anglers.

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Top Clearwater Marinas

  1. Anclote Village Marina
    Located at the mouth of the Anclote River, Anclote Village Marina offers unparalleled access to the Gulf of Mexico. Both wet and dry slips are available, along with a fleet of rental boats.

  2. Hubbard's Marina
    Hubbard's Marina is the Original Pary boat fishing fleet and Dolphin watching company in the State of Florida! We have been in operation since 1928, fishing local waters for over 80 Years! We offer 5,10,12 & 39 hour party boat fishing trips.

  3. Antigua Cove Marina

  4. Tampa Harbour
    Tampa Harbour is the answer to all your boating needs. Our convenient South Tampa location is just seconds to the open waters of Old Tampa Bay. For landlubbers we are the home of the world famous “Hula Bay Club” and “Duke’s Retired Surfers Bar”. Just

  5. Sunset Landing Marina

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