Book Your Clearwater
Charter Fishing Trip Now

Best Charter Boat in Clearwater & Tampa Bay Area Since 1997

Skinny Water Charters specializes in Clearwater, Florida fishing trips, including Tarpon, Backwater, Nearshore.

Book a Trip

Book Your Clearwater Charter Fishing Trip Now

Best Charter Boat in Clearwater & Tampa Bay Area Since 1997!

Skinny Water Charters specializes in Clearwater, Florida fishing trips, including Tarpon, Backwater, Nearshore.

Book a Trip

Rates

We offer competitive rates for our fishing charter boat services.
View Rates

FAQs

Find answers fast on our ‘frequently-asked-questions’ page.
View FAQs

Contact

Ready to book or have other questions?
Contact Us

Skinny Water Charters

Clearwater & The Tampa Bay Area’s Premier Fishing Charter Boat

Skinny Water Charters has been putting smiles on their guests’ faces since 1997! Owned and operated by Captain Craig Lahr who loves fishing in the beautiful coastal town of Clearwater FL. This year-round destination offers WEST CENTRAL FL some of the most unique fishing including backcountry fishing, nearshore reef and wreck fishing and a large variety of fish species. Schedule Your Adventure Now

Recent Skinny Water Charter Guest Catches in Clearwater, FL

Check out some of our most recent charter boat customers and their catches.

Testimonials

What our recent charter boat fishing clients are saying

Hey Captain Craig, thanks again for bringing us on that awesome charter on Thursday. It was the most tarpon action I’ve seen in one day. I hope we get to go on another charter with You and Justin next summer. Thanks Alot!”

Kyle R.

“I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed fishing with you and Justin… Thanks, again, for an incredible morning on the water.”

Jack Walsh

“Keep up the good work and thanks for putting us on the fish!”

Eric & John Anderson, SC

Thanks for a wonderful two days of fishing last week. The Tarpon was incredible. I know some folks up in KY that are excited about the fish! You should be hearing about another trip soon!”

Mark Woolum

Facebook

Recent Skinny Water Charters Facebook Images

Back out with my buddy capt Paul Hajash to check out what going on with the fishing. Found a few nice trout around some docks with deep grass which was about 6ft deep. Try'd several different areas in Clearwater and north of Dunedin Causeway and several different depths with no luck. Went to the areas in the Indian Rocks Clearwater Belleair area to check out the Snook and managed to get 2 and lost a couple more. The snook are still Hangin Tough in the cold water. #clearwaterFL #mercurymarine #penn #clearwaterbeach #minkotaipilot #finsbraid #lowrance #bettsfishingcenter #jrratzcustomyatchs
So was out today with my long-time freind  Captain Paul and we managed to catch a few nice trout haven't seen any dead fish. Saw hundreds of snook in three different areas from Indian Rocks to Dunedin all nice healthy fish. Great to see.#clearwaterFL #mercurymarine #penn #clearwaterbeach #minkotaipilot #finsbraid #lowrance #bettsfishingcenter #jrratzcustomyatchs
Had an awesome day with long-time customer Mike DaVita got lots of nice gags in 21 to 28 ft of water. 2 slobs 32
« 1 of 2 »

The Blog

Skinny Water Charters & Captain Craig Lahr

Inshore Fishing Report: Clearwater Area – Winter 2018

The effects of winter-like weather will dictate the quality of fishing for this month. This depends upon how many cold fronts are still in our future. When water temps creep down below 60 degrees, many fish along our coast will slow down their metabolism in order to...

read more

Cold Front Fishing Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa

After a recent cold front, water temperatures dropped into the mid-50s. Thanks to a couple days of warm weather the water temperatures are back to 60 degrees. Fortunately we have not seen any big fish kills in the Clearwater FL area. Having a chance to get out on the...

read more

Fishing Tips for the 2017 Holiday Season

After the latest cold fronts the weather has gotten warm again in Florida and has brought the water temperatures back to the high 60s. Scaled sardines and Threadfin Herring have shown back up due to the warm weather. This won't last long until the next cold front but...

read more

Are You Ready For The Fishing Adventure of a Lifetime?

© 2017 Skinny Water Charters - All Rights Reserved | Website Management by IdeaSwell