Our Fishes
Below you will find some of the possible species of fish we may catch during our charters.  Call today and find out about recent catch reports and book a trip to see if you can catch the fish of your dreams. 
 
Kona Dog SportFishing's Guide to Fishes of Florida
 
Mangrove snapper fishing is awesome in the Gulf of Mexico waters during the summer months. For your best chance at snapper, you should book a trip a during the full moon at night. The Snapper gather during the summer full moons to spawn. A typical trip would leave Johns Pass at sunset and head 10 to 15 miles offshore of the Tampa beaches to one of Pinellas county artificial reefs. Chum is used to entice a feeding frenzy. The best baits are live and dead spanish sardines. Typical size of sapper is 2 to 5 lbs with beast as large as 10lbs being caught.

Barracuda are one of the more aggressive predators that are found off the Pinellas county beaches. These fish usually range from 10 to 30lbs. With larger ones as big as 50lbs being caught. To target this species we use live spanish mackerel. The spanish mackerel are placed on a steel wire rig and slow trolled behind the boat. When the barracuda hits you better be ready for a fight. Some fish will jump as high a fifteen feet in the air and can peel all the line off your reel in a matter of seconds! One of our favorite spots for barracuda is Treasure Island reef.

Goliath Groupers are one of the largest fish we catch on Florida's West Coast. Most fish are in the 200lb range with giants up to 500lbs. These fish are usually found living around structures such as wrecks or large lime stone ledges. To target these fish first we will anchor over wreck. Next we will hook on a whole Bonita to one over giant fishing rods. The bait is then dropped to the bottom. Better get ready because it's like trying to pull a Volkswagen up from the deep!

Cobia are a migratory species that visit the Tampa Bay waters in the spring and fall. Fish are generally between 25 and 50lbs with fish as large as 90lbs being caught. Pound for pound I would say cobia are one of the strongest fish. They gather around local reefs in large schools and can be caught with just about any kind of bait. Some battles can take as long as an hour on light tackle. These fish seem to never want to give up!

Permit is one of our favorite fish to catch. The size of these fish range from 10 to 50lbs. Permit fishing is an art in itself due to there picky eating habits. Techniques for catching these fish are kept top secret and I can not disclose them on the web. Permit are considered a trophy fish by many serious anglers in Florida.If you wish to catch a permit please let us know well in advance as we will need to make proper arrangements. One of these can definitely be a fish of a lifetime.

Snook have been known to cause quite a stir around Tamapa bay. Due to strict state regulations the snook population is flourishing in and around Tampa Bay. Fish rang from 5 to 40lbs. They can be caught around docks, bridges, beaches and reefs. The best time to fish for Snook is the begining of the out going tide. Give us a call so we can arrange an expert guide trip for snook for you!

Warning! Amberjack fishing is only for the physically fit. After a few of these you will be ready to retire your pole for the rest of the day. Amberjack gather in schools around Pinellas counties reefs and wrecks. Sizes range form 20 to 100lbs. Don't say we didn't warn you!
 
Charter Trips
All Bait, Tackle, License
& Ice Included
 
Tampa Bay, Clearwater
Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira
Beach, John's Pass, St.Petersburg
Beach Fishing Charters - Inshore & Offshore sport fishing trips for blue
marlin, dolphin, swordfish, sailfish, grouper, snapper, amberjack, tarpon, kingfish, shark, snook, redfish, permit, cobia. You Name it we can CATCH it !!
 
Hourly Trips
We can Customize a trip for you. With this option we allow you the flexibility to accomplish your goal.
 
Half Day Trips
Consists of 4 hours and will vary between 2 and 20 miles offshore depending on the conditions of both the fishing results and the weather.
 
Full Day Trips
Consists of an 8 Hour Day and Can Range from 10-60 Miles Offshore.
 
Corporate Trips
Gulf Beaches Fishing can arrange Large to Small groups and multiple boat trips. Call Today!
 
Extended Trips
Available upon request.
 
Featured Catch
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