If you are on an angling adventure on the west coast of Florida, you should not skip Bradenton. And if you hit these prolific waters on one of Bradenton fishing charters, you will feel like a kid in a candy store. To find your trophy catch, take your pick between Manatee River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the vast expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.
Did we mention that Bradenton has quick access to three major bays of Florida? This means superb fishing wherever you go. Schools of Snook, Redfish and Trout lurk in shallow waters, and let us not forget about the amazing Tarpon action in Tampa Bay. In the deeper areas, you could land Sheepshead, Black Drum and Jack Crevalle. Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Hogfish and a variety of Snapper are at your disposal in the offshore waters. If you are looking for the ultimate test of your angling skills, once you make it past the 60-mile mark, you can hope to get Amberjack Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Finally, on the gorgeous Manatee River, you can hook Bass, Bluegill, Catfish and Gar.
With such a variety of waterways, you can find just about any charter trip under the sun. Maybe you are here to land the Tarpon of your life, maybe you are relaxing with your best fishing buddies and maybe you’re teaching your little ones how to fish. Whatever your plan is, there will be a guide out there that can make it happen. Bradenton sports gorgeous beaches and take your-breath-away fishing that is open year-round. It’s truly a combo you should not miss out on!
Rules & Regulations
Solo anglers in Bradenton should have an appropriate fishing license before they head out and they should be familiar with local regulations and daily limits. If you decide to go with one of the Bradenton fishing charters, all the licenses are provided, and your
captain will let you know all the rules. To find a charter that suits your needs, you can browse and book on https://fishingbooker.com/
JUNE – OCTOBER
While freshwater fishing is slowing down, offshore festivities are just starting. Mahi Mahi,
King Mackerel, Snapper and Grouper are all there for the taking. Fishing in the bays could yield
excellent Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle and so much more.
The hottest month of the year is here, and so are Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper and
Triggerfish around the reef bottoms. You can also snatch Mahi Mahi, some odd
Wahoo, Kings and more. Blackfin Tuna are roaming the blue water if they tickle your fancy.
It is all about the Silver King in Tampa Bay! There, Tarpon are biting ferociously, and you can go after a variety of inshore superstars as well. In the offshore universe, Wahoo, King, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia and Snapper reign supreme.
In September, head to the Bradenton rivers, because the freshwater action is too good to miss. Crappie, Bass, Catfish and Bream are the most common catches. Offshore, you can get Wahoo, Amberjack and, of course, King Mackerel.
It is Wahoo time again! They are passing by in all shapes and sizes and both local and tourist anglers will have a blast reeling them in. Inshore, Reds and Black Drum are hungry and waiting. You should also check out lakes and rivers for some Bass.