Fishing Information

* * Reservations: Please call Helen at 727-365-7931 * *

..Current Fishing Report..

Updated December 12, 2017

TROLLING

The Fall King Fish Run is happenin'! Trolling and catching King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and whatever else is chewing. 1/2 or 3/4 day trips or 3/4 day trolling and shark fishing combo trip.

BOTTOM FISHING

Keeper grouper are a bit farther offshore this year! Dropping baits and getting Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, White Grunts, Porgies and whatever else is chewing. Grouper trips are an 8 hour.

SHARK FISHING - spring, summer and fall

Typically we are catching Black Tips and Spinner Sharks ranging 3-6 feet. Other possibilities include Hammer Heads and Tiger Sharks ranging 5-12+ feet, and occasional Bull Sharks and other Reef Sharks.

*Just a "Heads Up": The sharks that we catch aren't "little guys" so if you have children on the shark trip, they will be watching the adults fight the sharks...of course with their eyes wide open as big as golf balls and mouths hanging open! Children do not have the upper body strength to fight these sharks. But they do get a heckuva kick out of just seeing a shark! Also, it is under the Captain's discretion if he will board a shark or not. Safety first!

Book a 3/4 day combo trip of Trolling and Shark fishing. Those depart at 7am or 8am. Afternoon 1/2 day shark trips depart at 12pm or 1pm depending on our schedule. Shark trips are all "catch and release".

**We do not arrange split groups on Shark trips.

View some great fishing videos! Click image below!

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Want to Mount your Catch?

Whether it's your first fish or your child's very first fish they ever caught...you can have your catch mounted by Gray Taxidermy. It's a 3 month service, very well worth it and it'll last forever! Just ask Captain Rich or Captain Mike for details.

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HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...

TROLLING

Trolling is for beginners and experienced anglers alike. This is the type of trip we recommend if you have kids or if you just want to go out and have a lot of fun and of course, catch some great eating fish! Trolling is an absolute blast and typically there is consistent action so you or the kids don't have a chance to get bored! Here's how trolling works: Basically, the boat is constantly on the move circling through the bait piles, trolling the lines in the water and when a fish hits, you grab the rod and steadily reel your fish in! You won't be anchored up for this kind of fishing. This kind of fishing is typically done year-round!

SHARK FISHING

Imagine being one on one with a shark! Captain Richard will take you out to the spot, anchor the boat, set out a chum line (puts scent into the water) and drops some big baits down. Sometimes it's waiting game and sometimes it's instant action! So when you get a "hook up"...it's time to play tug of war with a shark!

It's an absolute blast! Exhilarating and sometimes exhausting, but the reward is the experience itself, and of course the bragging rights! The best time for shark fishing is in late Spring, Summer and Fall. *Shark trips are all "catch and release".

BOTTOM FISHING

Experienced or beginner? No problem...our Captains take you to the fishing spot, anchor the boat, bait your hooks (unless you like to bait your own), you drop your baits down to the bottom and get ready for the bite! Sometimes the bite is instant and sometimes they nibble on your bait just to tease you. You have to be able to react on that bite in order to get the Grouper up off the bottom! Just remember, your Captain is there to help, teach and show you how it's done! When you lose your bait or "feed the fish", he'll just bait you again. This type of fishing is quite challenging but a lot of fun!

To reserve your next Clearwater fishing charter with us or have questions, please call Helen at 727-365-7931 or email us at fishaboveaverage@aol.com.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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