Hidden Gems

Secret Fishing Spot: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

Locations in this article:  Tampa, FL

peterFlorida isn’t just a bunch of beach cities.  St.Petersburg and Clearwater are just 40 minutes apart, and they share the same coastline as the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.

There’s an emerging art scene, some surprisingly good food, and some pretty great fishing, but first you’ve got to know where to look.

Located on the Pinellas County Peninsula, it’s not hard to find a beachfront view in the cities of St.Pete and Clearwater. The same can be said of fishing in both locations.

Most locals keep their fishing spots to themselves, which means visitors must try their luck in the more crowded, well-known spots.

To find out where the locals fish, head to John’s Pass at Madeira Beach, which is about 11 miles south of Clearwater. You’ll just need to pass by all the tourism operations in the area first.

The captain you want to look for is Dane Karcher. He’s a Tampa Bay native, and has been fishing in the local waters since he was three years old.

Peter Greenberg went out on the ocean with him to find Dane’s secret fishing spot and try his hand at getting the catch of the day.

Watch the video below to see what Peter Greenberg discovers in the first segment of the Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater.

Don’t forget to check out Peter Greenberg’s Hidden Gems, which show you everything from local music in Jamaica to dog sledding in Alaska.