Last Updated on February 3, 2022 by Eric Bonneman

Bradenton is conveniently located on the West Coast of Florida, located just 45 minutes south of Tampa and less than 2 hours from Orlando.  The city is known for its laidback lifestyle and close proximity to some of the most pristine beaches in the country.  Best of all, the inshore fishing in Bradenton is off the charts good and warrants serious consideration if you’re looking for some of the best snook, redfish, tarpon, and seatrout fishing in Florida.

Our guided fishing trips focus on Bradenton, Ana Maria Island, and Holmes Beach, where a wide variety of inshore fish inhabit fertile shallow waters.   Anglers can expect to catch various kinds of fish, including sharks, Spanish mackerel, and jack crevalle but snook, redfish, seatrout, and tarpon garner significant attention from fishermen.

Your chances of an inshore slam are excellent, with plenty of reds, trout, and snook prevalent in this west coast fishing haven.   With the added opportunity of landing tarpon, especially in relation to the annual tarpon migration off of Holmes Beach, anglers have a shot at an inshore grand slam, landing all four species in one day.

The key to catching fish in good numbers is eliminating dead water as fast as possible.  Since there is so much good-looking space to fish in and around Bradenton, focusing on areas with higher concentrations of fish will significantly increase catch rates.   To find the best inshore fishing spots, look for structures where fish tend to congregate.  Among some of the most productive types of structure to focus on are:

  • Cuts
  • Channels
  • Grass areas
  • Oyster Bars
  • Channels
  • Potholes
  • Points

With a little careful planning and keen observation, you’ll be able to narrow down your fishing water from what seems to be an overwhelming area to spots that make the most logical sense to target.

Bradenton is the perfect destination for an inshore fishing experience like no other.  If you’re looking for some incredible fishing and to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,  book your trip today with us to get on the water soon so you can drop a line, hook up and make memories that will last a lifetime!