Grouper Fishing Charters in St Pete Beach


At Reel Coquina Fishing, we dare you to take on the might of St. Petersburg's grouper. While the Atlantic Goliath groupers can reach a staggering 800lbs, our local waters boast formidable adversaries that will test your strength and skill.

Can you handle the brute force of a 50lb grouper? These powerful creatures are waiting beneath the waves, ready to engage in a battle of wills. Join us and prove your mettle against some of the ocean's most resilient fighters. Your epic fishing story starts here!

 Join us for an adventure-filled day, where each cast brings a new opportunity to catch not only grouper but other fish like the elusive red snapper or the spirited Spanish mackerel. Let's set sail for an incredible day on the water, making memories that last a lifetime!



When to Go Grouper Fishing

For the best grouper fishing experience in Florida, timing is key. The prime months are between May and December, when the gag grouper, red grouper, and other species are most abundant.  Learn more about this amazing fish here!
This period offers the ideal balance of favorable weather conditions and active fish behavior. Summer months bring the thrill of offshore fishing, while grouper are closer to shore later in the year. 
Plan your fishing trip with us during these months for a successful day on the waters of St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Mexico.


Our Charters - What We Offer:

Reel Coquina's charters are designed to cater to every angler's needs:

 1. Half-Day Charter (4 hours): Ideal for a quick yet exhilarating grouper fishing experience, priced at $800.

 2. 3/4 Day Charter (6 hours): This is a longer excursion for more in-depth grouper fishing, costing $1200.

 3. Full-Day Charter (8 hours): The ultimate grouper fishing adventure, offered at $1500.                         


Each charter has specialized grouper fishing boats and gear, perfect for inshore and offshore waters. We ensure top-notch equipment and expert guidance from Captain Pablo to maximize your catch and safety.

For more details and specific pricing, visit Reel Coquina Fishing Charter Pricing.

Why Choose Reel Coquina for Grouper Fishing?

Are you passionate about grouper fishing? Reel Coquina Fishing offers a unique, expert-led adventure in St. Petersburg's rich waters.

Our crew's deep knowledge of grouper behavior and habitats sets us apart. We specialize in locating prime spots where gag grouper and red grouper thrive, using specific fishing techniques and live bait strategies tailored to these elusive species.

Picture yourself skillfully reeling in a massive grouper, guided by experts who understand the nuances of these fish. With our targeted approach, your chances of a memorable catch soar.

Join Reel Coquina for a specialized grouper fishing experience. We're not just another charter; we're your gateway to mastering grouper fishing. Let's catch the big ones together!


Our Fleet for Grouper Fishing

Embark on your grouper fishing adventure aboard the Orion 29 Fishing Boat and the 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat, each specially equipped for the ultimate grouper fishing experience in the diverse waters of St. Petersburg.

The Orion 29 Fishing Boat

This 29-foot vessel is ideal for exploring grouper hotspots. It boasts advanced fishing gear, perfect for targeting different grouper species, and caters to all skill levels.

The 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat

Experience grouper fishing in luxury on this 37-foot boat. Powered by powerful engines, it swiftly reaches prime grouper areas. Enjoy top-tier amenities like a private bathroom and plush seating, merging the excitement of fishing with comfort.

Both boats offer various trip options, ensuring a memorable grouper fishing journey.

Discover more about our fleet.

The Grouper Fishing Experience

In Florida's waters, the grouper is a prized catch, known for its cunning and brute strength. These bottom-dwellers offer a unique challenge, including the formidable gag and red grouper. 

Catching them requires skill and patience, as they are known for their powerful fight and tendency to retreat into rocky crevices. Heavy tackle and expert knowledge of local waters come into play. We typically use live bait like pinfish or mullet, and effective lures include deep-diving plugs and jigs. 

It's a test of both technique and strength. The fight a grouper puts up is intense, often requiring anglers to muster all their skill and determination. This is not just fishing; it's an engaging battle that promises both thrill and reward.

Custom Grouper Fishing Adventure

Tailored Duration: Select your preferred time on the water.

Personalized Experience: We tailor the trip to your fishing preferences and goals.

Flexible Techniques: A variety of grouper-catching methods, customized to your interests. 

Suited For: Anyone seeking a unique and personalized grouper fishing experience.

Each package is thoughtfully designed to improve your chances of landing a prized grouper. Our knowledgeable crew will assist you with the best tactics, ensuring an unforgettable experience with one of the sea's most challenging catches.

For detailed pricing on these exciting packages, visit our fishing charter pricing page. Choose your adventure, and embark on an exceptional grouper fishing journey!

What Should You Bring?

We provide life jackets, all other safety equipment, and a cooler with ice to you during your Tampa fishing charter so that you can have an enjoyable and safe fishing trip. The following are things that should be brought on the boat:  







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Grouper Fishing Regulations

The grouper fishing regulations in Florida are specific and vital for sustainable fishing. They include seasonal closures, particularly for gag grouper, usually closed from January through April in Gulf waters.  

Size limits also apply, with a common minimum length of 24 inches for gag and red grouper. Also, bag limits are often set at two per person for gag grouper.  

We are fully knowledgeable about and compliant with these regulations at Reel Coquina Fishing. We maintain all required licenses and permits, ensuring a legal and environmentally responsible fishing experience. 

Contact Captain Pablo to find out more about fishing regulations and your next charter!

Customer Testimonials and Success Stories

You can visit our Instagram page @reel_coquina to check out our latest catches but don't just take our word (and photos) for it...

"My experience with Reel Coquina was nothing short of incredible. As a keen angler, I've been on many charters, but this was by far the most thrilling. Targeting gag grouper in the Gulf was a true test of skill and strength. The crew's expertise and high-end gear made all the difference, leading to some of the most intense and rewarding fishing I've ever done. Reel Coquina is the way to go if you're looking for a real grouper battle!"

Mark's Adventure

"I joined Reel Coquina for a grouper fishing trip, and it was such a calm experience. It wasn't just about fishing; it was about enjoying the beauty of St. Petersburg's waters. We saw dolphins and various seabirds, and the crew was incredibly helpful, ensuring I reeled in my first grouper. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement. This charter is ideal for anyone wanting a peaceful day on the water with the added thrill of fishing."

Sarah T's Tranquil Afternoon

How to Book Your Grouper Fishing Adventure

Ready for an unforgettable grouper fishing experience in St. Petersburg? Booking your adventure with us is easy. Here's how you can get started:

1. Contact Captain Pablo: Reach out to Captain Pablo Koch-Schick to set up your fishing trip. He's always available to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect outing.

Phone: Call anytime at 404-438-8732.

Email: Send your inquiries to

Address: Visit us at 6701 34th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33711 for a face-to-face discussion.

2. Discuss Your Preferences: Discuss what you're looking for in your fishing trip. Whether you're looking for a half-day, full-day, or customized grouper adventure, we tailor the experience to your needs.

3. Choose Your Package: Select from our grouper fishing packages that best suit your schedule and fishing goals.

4. Confirm Your Booking: Once everything is set, confirm your booking. We'll provide all the details you need to prepare for your trip.

5. Get Ready for Adventure: Prepare for an exciting day on the water with some of the best grouper fishing experiences St. Petersburg offers.

We can't wait to welcome you aboard and guide you through an exhilarating grouper fishing adventure. Let's make some unforgettable memories together! 

FAQs about grouper Fishing with Reel Coquina

Do I need a fishing license for a grouper fishing charter?

Yes, a fishing license is required. Reel Coquina ensures all guests are covered under our charter's fishing license, so you don't need to purchase one separately.

Can we do inshore fishing on a grouper charter?

While our main focus is offshore and nearshore fishing for grouper, we can include fishing inshore into your trip, targeting species like speckled trout or mangrove snapper.

Is it possible to target other species besides grouper?

Absolutely! Along with grouper, we often encounter species like mangrove snapper and speckled trout, offering a diverse fishing experience.

What type of fishing techniques do we use for grouper?

We primarily use bottom fishing techniques, which are highly effective for targeting grouper and other big game fishing species in the Tampa Bay area.

Can beginners join the grouper fishing charters?

Our charters cater to all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned anglers. Our crew will guide you to catch fish, ensuring an enjoyable experience successfully.

Can we target other species besides grouper on a deep sea fishing trip?

Yes, on our deep sea fishing trips, while grouper is a primary target, you also have the opportunity to encounter a variety of pelagic fish.