Indian Rocks Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

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Charters Near Indian Rocks Beach
Sliprock Charters
Belleair Bluffs, FL
(5.0, 29 Reviews)
Popular in Belleair Bluffs
Capt. Evan Denis Fishing Charters
Belleair Bluffs, FL
(4.9, 52 Reviews)
Olt Bay Adventures
Belleair Bluffs, FL
(5.0, 1 Review)
Mow Fish Charter
Belleair Bluffs, FL
(5.0, 4 Reviews)
El Pescador Fishing Charter
Indian Shores, FL
(5.0, 2 Reviews)
Seminole Wind Charters & Cruises Inc.
Redington Shores, FL
(4.9, 32 Reviews)
  • The average cost for a four hour trip in Indian Rocks Beach is $595, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $1144. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Indian Rocks Beach Charters here.

  • The following boats offer shared trips in Indian Rocks Beach:

    Mow Fish Charter
    Anglers Dream Fishing
  • The most common charter boat types in Indian Rocks Beach are:

    Center Console

    Bay Boat

  • The average charter boat size in Indian Rocks Beach is 27 feet.

About Fishing in Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Beach Fishing Charters

A trip to Florida’s west coast wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Indian Rocks Beach. Located just south of Clearwater and west of St. Petersburg, this city on the barrier island provides anglers of all ages a chance to reel in brag-worthy fish. Inshore, mangrove estuaries and wetlands make for prime snook and sheepshead fishing. When the season’s right, some of the most sought-after tarpon fishing in the state can be found in Indian Rocks Beach. Offshore anglers can expect some serious fights in the Gulf of Mexico drifting over wrecks and reefs for grouper, snapper, and cobia or by running into the deep water for tuna, mahi, and king mackerel. With 27 beach access points, numerous restaurants, boutiques, and year-round community festivals in places like Kolb Park, there are plenty of things to do in Indian Rocks Beach. Take a stroll down any of the boardwalks in Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve or rent a kayak for a day on the Intracoastal Waterway. You don’t have to fish to have a good time here. Although, it’d be more memorable if you did.

Indian Rocks Beach Inshore Fishing

Indian Rocks Beach is situated on a barrier island between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, this unique ecosystem equals prime fishing. Mangrove estuaries and wetlands are home to sheepshead, snook, mangrove snapper, flounder, sea trout, cobia, and more depending on the season. If you book your trip in the spring and summer, you’re bound to fish a tarpon run that will change your life. Spring and summer, tarpon season, is an event in Indian Rocks Beach. These catch and release “silver kings” can reach up to 280 lbs. Sight fishing is a lot of fun and can be achieved with pinfish, sardines, threadfin herring, or crab as bait. If you’re looking to reach expert level, talk to your Indian Rocks Beach charter captain about hooking one of these on a fly. Depending on the time of year, time of day, and water conditions, they’ll be able to set you up for success. Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway are prime for other inshore species as well. Bring your kids along any time of year for a nice day of light tackle targeting the abundant schools of sheepshead and black drum. Using shrimp, crab, or pinfish, you’ll hook into a number of good “eatin” fish like flounder from the bottom and snook, redfish, and cobia on the flats. The beauty of Indian Rocks Beach is that you never know what you may catch, but you’ll always have a good time.

Indian Rocks Beach Offshore Fishing

A trip into the glittering waters of the Gulf of Mexico out of Indian Rocks Beach is a trip for the books.The Gulf is a diverse habitat full of life. Migrations draw in large species like tuna and sailfish. These cycles keep reef fish like snapper, grouper, and hogfish fat and happy. With wrecks, reefs, and deep blue waters to venture into, there’s no telling how many species of fish you’ll reel in. This region is full of shipwrecks as well as natural and artificial reefs which translates into a habitat that attracts and breeds several species of grouper. Dropping weighted bait like threadfin, pinfish, or squid while drift fishing will no doubt attract these reef dwellers. Indian Rocks Beach charter captains make sure you're catching what you can keep and put you on areas that attract these feisty fish. When you’re looking for sport, find an Indian Rocks Beach fishing charter that targets tuna. They are seasonal, but the reef and wreck system in the Gulf makes for a great feeding ground for the smaller (10-30 lbs) blackfins while the clear, open waters are prime for the larger (40-100 lbs) yellowfin and blackfin tuna. Your Indian Rocks Beach fishing charter will find a flock of birds feeding in the open, set some ballyhoo or other large rigs out, and fast troll to get ahead of the school. Be ready, these fish are some of the quickest in the sea. When one hits, you’re in for the ride of your life. The run is well worth the wait when it comes to targeting big tuna.

Indian Rocks Beach FIshing Calendar


There’s no off-season around here. As you get further south in Florida, warmer weather and water keeps the fishing options wide open. Along the west central cost there is always something biting. Flounder, grouper, ladyfish, speckled trout and mangrove snapper are good targets to start the year off with. Trippletail also bite this time of year as well as porgy and amberjack.


Barracuda, black sea bass, amberjack and flounder are good fish to target this month. Black, gag, goliath and scamp grouper provide good eating and good action. Sheepshead are also abundant and good table fare. Mangrove snapper are also getting ready to enter their best biting season.


Redfish and speckled trout are prized catches along with flounder, grouper, ladyfish, sheepshead and snook. The snook bite is just picking up unless early warm weather really turns them on. Trippletail and mangrove snapper also are good targets.


Snook fishing really picks up along with speckled trout and redfish. King mackerel and pompano are also biting as are key west grunts and grouper. It is a great month for flounder, cobia, bluefish, barracuda and black sea bass here. Bonito are also nearing peak season and Spanish mackerel are beginning to show up in catches.


Goliath grouper and black grouper are at their peak and while it is slowing down some, the flounder bite is still on. Bluefish, Ladyfish, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel offer hot action as do permit, pompano and porgy. If you are detail oriented, it’s that time of year to spend extra time talking to your captain about all the options and what you want to target. Planning ahead makes for a better trip.


As is the case everywhere in Florida, vacation land is now open. The good news is that the more people that are fishing, the more information is available about how, when and what to catch. That includes bluefish, amberjack, barracuda, black sea bass, ladyfish, pompano, porgy, permit and black and goliath grouper. Some of the big boys like sailfish, tarpon, tuna and huge red snapper are coming into play. Triggerfish and tripletail are good this month and shark fishing for those after a big fight is also excellent. Tuna fishing is good.


It’s on this month. Longer trips become a great option for bigger and more fish. An all-day adventure will leave you tired and your arms sore from pulling in a variety of fish. Mutton and mangrove snapper, red snapper, tarpon, trippletail, king and Spanish mackerel and goliath grouper are hot this month. Redfish and speckled trout offer great action, including some good inshore fishing. You’ve also got amberjack, black sea bass, pompano, ladyfish and more to catch. Most years, this is the peak month for mahi-mahi which is great for the fight and the table.


This is a great month to get your arm stretched with a big tarpon, shark, tuna, goliath grouper or sailfish if you are willing to put in the time and take a little boat ride. If you want a more relaxing time, a full menu of king and Spanish mackerel, permit, redfish, black sea bass, amberjack and barracuda is also available. Ladyfish, grunts, porgy and triggerfish also provide good action.


King and Spanish mackerel, permit, pompano and lane and mangrove snapper are some of the main fish you’ll look for this month. A lot of the “big fish” targets offshore start to slow down, but there is still plenty of action. Barracuda and bluefish offer near shore catches and black drum and porgy catches are excellent.


Goliath grouper, porgy, speckled trout and red and black drum fishing is good this month. There’s also ladyfish, bluefish, bonito, flounder and Key West grunt by the bunches. The mangrove snapper bite is still hot and triggerish are also popular. It’s the end of the season for tuna and tarpon, but a few are still being caught.


Flounder fishing makes another run this month as do scamp grouper and permit. Fishing is pretty good for amberjack, black sea bass and ladyfish and a few late-season king and Spanish Mackerel. Sheepshead fishing is hot this month and a few mangrove snapper are also on the prowl.


Gag, black, goliath, red and scamp grouper are a great target for the holiday season. Permit and lane snapper also provide good action as well as sheepshead and trippletail. Amberjack and black sea bass, flounder and ladyfish are also among the fish targeted by anglers this month.

Book An Indian Rocks Beach Fishing Charter

You’ll find Indian Rocks Beach a fantastic destination for some unforgettable fishing. Whether you’re looking to get in on some of the best inshore tarpon action in the state, or to bag yourself a tuna in the Gulf, there’s something for everyone in Indian Rocks Beach. When you're ready to book, FishAnywhere can match you with the perfect Indian Rocks Beach Fishing Charter. The local captains will help you catch the fish you were looking for and some you never knew you’d hook into.

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