St. Pete Beach Fishing Charters

two fisherman catching a snook in st pete beach

St Pete Beach is one of the hottest spots to fish in Southwest Florida and even in Tampa Bay. The fishing here can take you Gulf side along the beach itself, sight fishing the massive grass flats, or even in the backcountry among its spoil islands and mangrove systems. This area is also considered one of the best snook fishing locations around. Snook take residence among the mangroves and spoil islands, but these are fed by the expansive grass flats – which brings healthy prey into the snook nearly all year. In this, snook are here in numbers and usually looking for a bite to eat!

Southern Outdoor Sportsmen offers guided trips daily into this area with some of the best guides in the state. So whether looking to sight fish the flats, hit the mangrove systems, or even trek the spoil islands – we have you covered! This is a trip and an area you simply do not want to pass up.

Fishing Info & Rates

Southern Sportsmen Outdoors offers competitive pricing for our St. Pete Beach fishing charter offerings. See current rates (including info for half, 3/4, and full day trips) and details (what to bring, what to expect, etc) at the link below.

St. Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon fishing in St. Pete Beach is a nearly year round opportunity. However, during the massive yearly Tarpon migration, St. Pete Beach is the place where you want to be. Hands down the best area, even when compared to Tampa Bay.

St. Pete Beach Fishing

St. Pete Beach is truly a Gulf fed estuary system with nearly every inshore feature the state has to offer. In this diversity also comes a diverse number of species. Anglers fishing here can not only expect epic snook fishing, but the seatrout over the grass beds, and the redfish running around through all of it – make St. Pete Beach home to “The Big Three”. Aside from this, depending on the time of year, anglers can also expect shots at cobia, spanish mackerel, grouper, snapper, pompano, and so on – the list is truly endless.

Perhaps overseer of “The Big Three” is Tarpon. During Tarpon season St. Pete Beach becomes the epicenter of fishing for the Silver King. You will find even Tampa area fishing guides concentrate in St. Pete Beach specifically for tarpon season. So no matter your style – sight fishing the flats, working the back country, battling the mighty megalops, or just a day on the water with the family and kids – St. Pete Beach is where you want to fish!

Top Species in St. Pete Beach

We offer targeting for Florida’s famous inshore species, these include:

  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Sea Trout
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Grouper