Late November 2017

Had a busy second week fishing both the bay and Clearwater harbor area. Fishing was good with Redfish, Trout, Snook and Triple tail being caught. Early in the week I fished out of Safety harbor and we fished for snook and trout. Did good on both, middle of the week I fished for triple tail out of Dunedin Marina, and we started the day by running south along the stone crab traps looking for Triple tail. We ran down from Clearwater beach to sandy key, and made our way down to Johns pass and St.pete beach where we caught a 6 triple tail with 2 shorts, 2 just legal, and 2 jumbos. I finished off the week fishing back over in Dunedin Clearwater area catch trout and a few redfish.

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John big triple tail caught on a fishing trip with on clearwater beach

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Early November Fishing Charter Report Clearwater & Safety Harbor

Inshore fishing this week in the Clearwater beach area has been Great, and the weather has been outstanding. In the last couple of fishing trips this week we have caught trout, redfish, snook, and big bluefish. Fishing should remain good over the next few weeks with similar conditions but I expect the triple tail to show up in the coming weeks. Give me a call if you would like to get a trip set up. – Capt.Jared (727)831-0111

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Bob's big trout caught near home port marina palm harbor on a fishing charter

Kev with a Palm harbor Redfish on a fishing tour

Kev snook on a snook caught near seminole boat ramp

Rob and Robbie snook caught with on a fishing trip out of sand pearl resort clearwater beach florida

Rob and Robbie with a limit of trout caught on a guided fishing charter tour beach fl with capt.jared

Rob and Robbie with a limit of trout caught on a guided fishing charter tour in safety harbor fl with capt.jared


Late October Fishing Charter Report 2017

Late October Charter Fishing report for Clearwater beach, Tampa bay, St.Pete beach.

We have just got our first cold front here in Florida as I write this report. Earlier this week leading up to the front we had some outstanding fishing for reds, trout and snook! I fished with a few different groups, and had a couple multi boat charters with Capt. Mike Cole,  and Capt.Ethan Kiburz.  Fishing out of Clearwater beach for most of my charter trips we targeted all three species fishing live baits around islands and docks inshore. We caught several redfish, snook, and trout all on light tackle spinning rods with 15lb test line. Tampa bay fishing was really good as well as we did a few days targeting snook in the back country waters in the bay to avoid the windy weather. Here’s some of the pic’s from this past week’s fishing trips.

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October Fishing Charter Report for Clearwater Beach, St.Pete beach, Tampa Bay


October is one of the best months for fishing here in the Clearwater beach, St.Pete beach, Tampa bay area. Everything is biting and the weather is Great!!! Inshore fishing Snook, Redfish, Trout and many more are biting, nearshore the Kingfish and Mackerel are running.

Inshore Snook, Redfish, and Trout have all been caught on recent fishing charters. Snook season is open and we have been catching slot fish. Snook slot size is 28″-33″. Redfish are getting caught on most charter. We have been free lining live sardines around oyster beds, and cut baiting around docks with good success. Trout fishing is also getting better by the day, and the size of the fish are increasing as they come in from offshore and gather in shallows.

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Nearshore fishing trips of St.Pete beach and Clearwater beach have been catching nice sized mackerel and schoolie sized kingfish. The random cobia have been showing up as well, and we still have some sharks in the area.

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Sept. Fishing Report For Tampa, Clearwater, St.Pete Beach 2017

September Fishing has been good! Hurricane Irma hit Florida hard, but didn’t hit Clearwater beach, St. Pete beach, or Tampa Bay. While many people lost power here I was on vacation in Venice,Louisiana catching Bull Redfish! I came home the second week of the month and the Snook, Redfish, trout, mackerel and many others were ready to bite, and the weather has been perfect with no wind or rain!

I started the month off on vacation fishing in Venice, Louisiana catching Bull Redfish in the 40” range. These fish are hard pulling and don’t give up. Every year I like to make a fishing trip to Louisiana as they have some amazing fishing there. This year has been the toughest year yet, but I was still able to catch some of the big bulls they have!

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Clearwater Beach fishing has been good just before I left I was catching good numbers of redfish and trout. When I got back mid month we got right back to it with Redfish, Trout, Snook, mackerel, jacks, and many more species fishing the deep grass flats just inside Clearwater harbor and up around St. Joesph sound in Dunedin. Live sardine have been key to our success and they have been abundant, but small. We have even done a couple fly fishing trips lately, and we had no issues catching plenty of fish on the fly! If you want to do a fly trip just let me know.

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Dunedin Fishing Guide Capt.Jared Simonetti

St.Pete Beach fishing trips have been catch lots of Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Trout, and Redfish fishing both the grass flats of Ft. Desoto, and just off the beach in front of the the Don Cesar hotel. Fall fishing is heating up and the St. Pete area is great because it the opening between the Gulf of mexico and Tampa Bay, and all the fish moving through the area pass by the area making for great angling opportunities.

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Tampa Bay fishing charters have been catching lots of Snook, a few reds, and limits of trout. The bay fishing is about to get really good as soon as the first cold fronts hit and the fish push into the bay, and for the anglers that will be here for this we will have 50-100 fish days fishing for snook and reds.

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Tackle – 13 Fishing rods, Fin-nor 30 reel, 15lb power pro super silk, 1/0 demon Mustad hooks, 25lb mono leader.

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Aug. Fishing Charter Recap

August Fishing Charter Report for Clearwater beach, Tampa bay, and St.Pete beach has had steady action of Snook, Snapper, Sharks, and Redfish! Redfish have made quite an appearance this month for many charters guest while fishing the morning high tides. Snapper have been the targets for anglers looking to keep a few fish for dinner, and snook have provide great catch and release action.

Clearwater Beach has had a good Redfish bite, along with a good number of trout and some nice sharks. Redfish have been biting best on the early morning high tides for us and for anglers looking to target these fish we haven’t been have any issues finding them! Trout fishing has also been really good fishing over deep grass flats near the passes. And the sharks have been biting good on fresh dead bait while we have been catching other fish.

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Tampa Bay has had a great Snapper and Snook bite with a few mackerel and sharks being caught as well. Snapper fishing around the bay bridges and public reefs around near Down town St.Pete or off Macdill air force base have been providing plenty of snapper over the 10” keeper size limit, and for there size these fish pull hard! Snook fishing in the bay has been decent, but not crazy good. Most of the fish have been in the mid 20” range. For the anglers wanting sharks there have been a good number of sharks patrolling the bait schools throughout the bay.

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St.Pete Beach has also been providing similar action to Clearwater beach, and the Redfish have been providing consistent action for charter trips we have done lately. St. Pete is a great area to fish out of because of the action at the mouth of the bay which means every fish that goes in and out of the bay have to pass St.Pete beach going between Egmount Key and Ft.Desoto Park, if you would like to fish any of these areas specifically just let me know.

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July Fishing Charter Report

July’s Fishing Charter Report for Clearwater Beach, St.Pete Beach, and Tampa bay has been a mixed bag of snapper, sharks, redfish, snook, trout, and a few others being caught. July is a Hot month and fishing can vary day to day depending on the heat and rain, but we are still Catching!!!

Clearwater beach area we have been targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout and the action has been consistent with a few snook being caught, tons of trout, and good numbers of Redfish! We have typically been targeting snook in the early moring before the water gets to hot, then moving on to the trout and redfish depending on the tides.

Jon & Mike On a Tampa Clearwater Fishing trip with guide Capt.Jared

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St.Pete Beach we had a few good trips targeting Snapper and Sharks near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Snapper fishing during the summer months provides consistent action and plenty of table fair to take home for a fresh fish dinner! Sharks have been thick and aggressive. Most of the sharks we are targeting are in the 2′-5′ range.

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Tampa Bay fishing has also been steady with anglers catching Snook, Snapper, and trout while fishing out of the Gandy boat Ramp. Snook are still out of season but are awesome to target for hard pulling runs, and there wild jumps! Snapper are hanging around the bridge and we have been catching them during the slower tide periods. Trout have been tearing up the bait fish school over the grass flats and some days it can be almost every cast!!

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Trout on Tampa Bay Fishing Charter out of Sand Pearl Clearwater Beach



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June Fishing Charter Report

June’s fishing report for the Tampa bay, Clearwater Beach, St.Pete Beach area has been hot with action just like the weather! Summer is here and the warmer weather not only brings people to the beach, but it also brings the fish! Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mackerel, Snapper, and Sharks have all been around.

In Tampa Bay Tarpon fishing has been good for smaller tarpon in the 5-20lb range. Live bait has been what we have mainly been fishing with, but these are awesome fish for the 8 weight fly rod and a small popper fly. We have been also been catching mangrove snapper in the bay, and these fish are excellent table fair. While they are on smaller side (10”-16”) they are abundant and they do put up a decent fight for there size. The snapper bag limit is 5 fish per person. Black Drum have also made a good showing in the TampaBay and there have been a few schools with 100-500 fish in the school. The black drum are Huge and will really test your tackle.

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Clearwater Beach has been packed with both people and Snook! Snook have made there annual visit out the the gulf beaches and passes to spawn. The snook have been stacked up together and have been eating live grunts on both incoming and outgoing tide. Sea trout have also been hanging in the passes and just off the gulf beaches. Shark fishing has also been productive on recent charters. We have been catching black tips, bonnet heads, Atlantic sharp noises, most have been in the 2-5′ range, and sharks offer great table fair! 

Girls caught shark while fishing in Tarpon Spring fl near Tampa Bay


St.Pete beach area has been producing good numbers of Tarpon fishing along the beaches and the Sunshine Skyway bridge. The tarpon have been BIG and most of these fish are over 100lbs!!! Tarpon fishing can take some patience to get one on, but once hooked up you are in for the fight of your life. In addition to tarpon there have been decent numbers of snook just off St.Pete beach and blinds pass area. Live bait free lined in the current is a great way to catch these linesiders.

Earl lands giant tarpon while on fishing charter trip with guide Capt.Jared

tarpon jump while fishing charter guide capt.jared

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Fishing will remain good throughout the summer months, so if you’re in the area and want to get out give me a call 727-831-0111…. Don’t forget we also do Scalloping charters in Homosassa, FL during July and August.

Tight lines,

Capt.Jared Simonetti


May Fishing Charter Report Clearwater, Tampa, St.Pete Beach

May Fishing Charter Report for Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay, and St.Pete Beach area. Inshore and Nearshore the fish are biting!! Inshore Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Finally the Tarpon are all biting. Nearshore Snapper, Sharks, and Permit are around.

Clearwater Beach is getting ready for Summer vacation! Summer is here and everyone is heading for the beaches including the fish… Snook are out around the gulf beaches gathering up for Spawning season and are quite the fighters once hooked up. Snook season is closed currently, but make great catch and reason action. Redfish have been a around and in good numbers. The high tide has been best to catch these fish, and we have often been fishing for trout and snook while we wait for the tide to get to the right level.

Dr. With a big redfish for the clear water area

Tampa Bay’s Snook and Redfish bite has been has hot! Inside the bay snook are bunching back up for the spawn, and the redfish are schooled up as well make for some fun fishing. Snook have been averaging anywhere from 20”-30” with a few large biting as well. Redfish have been top of the slot size 27” or even as large as 36” and we are catching them in shallow water 2′ or less. Live bait and Cut bait have both been working well. Trout fishing has also be outstanding, and getting a few for a fresh fish dinner hasn’t been a problem.

Redfish caught in St.petersburg florida with Capt.Jared on half day fishing charter trip

St.Pete Beach fishing has been providing plenty of action for anglers visiting this area. Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, trout, and sharks have all been around and willing to bite over the last few weeks. Tarpon fishing is starting to get good, the fish were a little late this year, but they are finally here and the bite is getting better daily. Tarpon fishing trips are limited to only one trip per day as it is a full day charter. Snook, Redfish, and Trout are also providing a steady bite on the inshore flats around ft.desoto park. Live sardine have been abundant and the fish are willing to strike. If you have kids the small sharks have been around they they loving them! Give me a call if you want to get out

June is just a few days away, and the Tarpon Fishing trips are going too be Good!!! If you haven’t caught the Silver King yet June and July are your chance to tangle with this beast from the sea. Tarpon fishing charters during June and July are only full day charters. Permit fishing will also be good for any angler looking to catch one of these trophy fish.

Tarpon Boat side with capt.Jared while on fishing guide charter trip in Clearwater Beach, Fl


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Capt.Jared Simonetti



April Fishing Charter Report – Tampa, Clearwater, St.Pete Beach

   April’s Fishing Charter Report For the Tampa Bay, Clearwater beach, and St.Pete Beach area is Good!!!! Just about everything is biting right now, and the Big Tarpon are on the way! Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mackerel, Kingfish, Triple tail, Cobia and many more are keeping anglers busy as of lately!
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Inside Tampa bay Snook and Redfish have been the hot targets for my anglers fishing the last two weeks. We have had so extreme winds, and a cold front, but the fish have still been biting good. Live sardines have been abundant in the area right now so the fish are biting well. Live bait has been the key to our success, and having plenty of bait is key. We have been either free lining or using a bobber with the sardines this week and the fish have been biting both. Snook are on the move but once located they are willing to bite. The redfish have been on most flats, but having high water has been the best to lacate them. Some day it takes to some time to find them, but once located the action can be solid for an hr or two!!
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Over on the Gulf side King fish, Mackerel, Triple tail, Trout, and Redfish have come to the boat on recent charters. In Clearwater beach area we caught trout, redfish, and triple tail fishing around the barrier islands using live and dead bait, and down south in St.Pete I was able to catch plenty of Kingfish, and Mackerel slow trolling live bait near Egmount Shipping channel while in Sight of the Don Ceasar on St.Petersburg Beach. Now is the time to get out with family, friends and co workers for great fishing and even better memories!
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Summer is just around the corner and hotels and Fishing Guides are going to book up fast so now is the time to get both booked. If you are looking to book a Tarpon fishing charter, Homosassa Scalloping charter, or a Family fishing adventure this summer give me a call, text or email. – Capt.Jared  (727)831-0111
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March Fishing Charter Report Inshore Tampa/Clearwater

March has had outstanding weather besides the few days of wind we experienced the first couple of days of the month. Snook have been the main target, but redfish, and trout were still caught on most trips this month. April is halfway booked, so if you want to get out call now.Snook fishing has been great with the warm weather and plenty of bait as of lately. Most of the Snook have been 22″-26″ and there is a good abundance of them in the Tampa Bay area. We are also catching a few slot Snook as well. The slot limit in the Tampa Bay area is 28″-33″ with 1 per angler, abs we try and limit are Snook to 1 per boat. Snook are also starting to move in the Clearwater Beach area, and will be stacked up on the beaches in just a few short weeks. If you want to catch Snook now  is the time!

Redfish have been around and we are catching all sizes right now, and they are eating everything shrimp, dead bait, live bait, artificial. Tides have been crucial to our success and we have been catching some big reds over the slot in the low 30″ range. Redfish will be abundant throughout Pinellas county waters for the next couple of months.

Trout have still been biting good and catching limits for the dinner table haven’t been a problem on 95% of trips lately. With the warmer Temps coming the trout are starting to thin out in the areas we are targeting right now.

Black drum have also made an appearance and we have caught a few this month using jigs. Triple tail are also around if you keep and eye out while running you may see one.

Tarpon season is just around the corner and we will start to fish for tarpon in the next few weeks. May, June, July are prime tarpon season and we will only be fishing one trip a day, or one at night. Please get with me for more information.

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Kids Fishing Trips over Spring Break 2017!!!
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Feb. 2/25/17 Fishing Charter Report – Clearwater Beach / Tampa Bay

Fishing Charters in both Clearwater beach and in Tampa Bay have been highly productive as Spring has arrived. Air Temps have been in the high 70’s and and water temp has been in the high 60’s and fast approaching the 70’s perfect for fishing and beach days! The last 2 weeks have been Trout, Snook, and Redfish for my charter trips.

Trout fishing season is winding down, but for anglers looking to keep some fish for dinner we have been catching limits of trout before moving on to other species. Live bait and Artificial lures are both working. Trout will remain around in the area, but we will start focusing on more snook and redfish in Clearwater/Tampa area during March and April.

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Snook fishing is starting to turn really good in Tampa bay and the fish are starting to move out of the back waters and are ready to feed! Snook are like bass on Steroids and they put up an awesome fight. Most of the fish over the last two weeks have been in the mid 20″ range, and some bigger fish should be showing up any day.

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Redfish have flooded the Clearwater beach area, and are also abundant in the St.Pete beach and in Tampa bay. Redfish are bulldogs of fishing and the fight is second to none! These shallow water game fish are awesome to target when they are schooled up and feeding heavy. Fishing for reds does take some patience as the fish are in shallow water and are often spooky, but once located and fished probably the results are awesome! Redfish bite will remain good till October.

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Give me a call if you want to get out and do some fishing!!!

Tight lines,

Capt.Jared Simonetti