Caladesi Island Fishing

Caladesi Island Fishing

Caladesi Island Fishing

Large Stone crab goes to the water on the coastal rocks

Do you live in Tampa Bay or are you visiting? Want to go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico? Don’t miss this beautiful island or the opportunity to catch some delicious fish while enjoying a relaxing day on the water. Make sure you take the time to check out Caladesi.


Fishing reports at Caladesi and Honeymoon Island regularly report that redfish, trout, and snook are bountiful. Make sure you contact a local experienced Captain and book a fishing charter to maximize your fishing experience. Add a stop at Caladesi Island on your day of fishing Florida’s waters.

You can anchor up and toss your bait up current of the drop offs and let your bait drift back to the Snook. Shrimp, small-sized Ladyfish (10″ – 16″), Mullet, Pinfish, etc. are great bait. You can even use cut bait to attract Snook and Redfish.

Caladesi Island

Rich with history, originally part of a large barrier island, Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, north of Caladesi, were formed in 1921 when a hurricane created Hurricane Pass, splitting the barrier island into two parts. Although Caladesi is still referred to as an island, Hurricane Elena filled in Dunedin Pass in 1985, making Caladesi “Island” accessible by walking northward from North Clearwater Beach. 

Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park is a Florida State Park located on Caladesi Island in the Gulf of Mexico, across St. Joseph Sound to the north of Clearwater Beach, and the west of Dunedin, Florida.

You can get to Caladesi Island by passenger ferry, or by private boat, from a dock on Honeymoon Island, provided primarily for convenience of access from the north which is the Dunedin area. Caladesi Island is with Clearwater Beach.

The park amenities include a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a three-mile nature trail, a park concession stand, and a beach. Caladesi Island beach has been ranked as one of the top beaches in the country over the years.

Other Recommended Fishing Spots

There is great fishing all along the pristine flats from Clearwater, Florida to Tarpon Springs and all areas surrounding the Tampa Bay Waters. Fishing along some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida to the gorgeous backwater mangrove shorelines targeting some of the hardest pulling and strongest fish that swim in these salty waters. Three Rooker Island, Honeymoon Island and Anclote Key are great spots to fish too.

Captain Brian Mathay

Merry's Pier
801 Pass-A-Grill Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 647-3855

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Since becoming a captain in 2003, Captain Scott Borne has racked up the wins on the tournament circuit. With over 50 top three finishes (as Captain) and another 20 some as mate, fishing with Capt. Scott gives you and your guests the best chance at that fishing trip of a lifetime!

Hi, my name is Captain Scott Borne. I’m a full time saltwater fishing guide in Jensen Beach, Florida. For the last 30 years I have lived in Martin County fishing the local waters, as well as throughout the Bahamas, the Keys and the Yucatan (Isla Mujeres Mexico). I have been a professional fisherman for the last 20 years, with the last nine spent as Captain of the Stuart based fishing charter boat Boneshaker. My experience with charter, private, tournament, and demo boats, along with hosting seminars, radio and television shows has helped me develop a well-rounded approach to ensuring that you have the most enjoyable day on the water along with the best opportunity to land your dream fish.

Even before I can remember, (they say) I enjoyed catching anything that would eat my bait. At 2 ½ my first off-shore game fish was about a ten pound Barracuda (I’ve seen the pictures) the same day I saw a sailfish caught and I got seasick and sunburned. I was hooked for life.

I feel extremely fortunate to have been exposed to such a fulfilling lifestyle through the boating community. Some of my fondest memories are of family fishing trips, vacations fishing and diving in the Bahamas, and little one day fishing tournaments out of Stuart. Now, with “OFF the CHAIN” I’m looking forward to providing both my family and yours with those same great times. One of the best parts about this job other than “the Bite” is watching people experience what will become their most cherished memories. Whether it’s catching the fish of a lifetime, watching the satisfaction a dad gets as he helps his child reel in their first fish, or celebrating a memorable occasion, I understand this day is special to you and your guests. My goal is to make your trip the most enjoyable and memorable it can be and I always give 110% to make sure your Fl. fishing charter is OFF THE CHAIN!