Pricing & Availability

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Species

Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

Techniques

Light Tackle, Live Bait, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging

About Your Trip

On this 6 hour trip with Captain Scott, you'll have plenty of time to try trolling the deeper waters, as well as bottom fishing the shallows. Feel free to ask the captain to bring some fly fishing gear as well, and get the most out of your Sarasota Bay fishing excursion. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and more along the reefs. While inshore, you'll do battle with Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. Please, have in mind that 735-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Sea Fox
Boat Length: 18 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 115 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

Captain Scott Tesinksy is a Coast Guard-licensed captain and a 3rd generation native Floridian. He was handed down the tradition and local knowledge of fishing Florida waters by both his grandfathers and his father. He has been fishing the local waters for the last 35 years. He has a love for the outdoors and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. He is a proven tournament winner – 1st place 2018 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, 1st place biggest Tarpon 2017 White Buffalo Suncoast  Tarpon Shootout, with 3rd place most releases, 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Shoot Out 2nd place overall, 2018 Economy Tackle Bass on Fly tournament 1st place. All kids are welcome on his charters, he loves sharing this great fishery and the outdoors with the next generation. The look on their face when they reel in the big one keeps him going! He prides himself on being patient, helpful, attentive and he will do everything he possibly can to make your experience on the water a great one.

Reviews

Barry R.
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June 15, 2021


Scott is a knowledgeable fisherman and great guy who want his customers happy! Not a big operation that takes your money and runs through the motions like we’ve had in the past. The weather wasn’t great, but Scott worked to put my son and I on some fish. ...Read More

Joseph F.
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May 19, 2021


If you have a chance, take it. As an avid muskey and walleye fisherman this trip changed my outlook and future travel plans. Sight fishing and hooking into one of these giants is unreal. Counting the days until the next opportunity.

Kelly B.
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January 6, 2021


Captain Scott couldn’t have shown my family and I a better time! We caught a ton of fish, saw a bunch of dolphins, listened to great music, and witnessed an amazing sunset. On top of it all, Captain Scott saved a pelican that was caught on a line by another ...Read More

Jason P.
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August 9, 2021


Very knowledgeable and great with helping out with everything!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Nearshore, Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Snacks and drinks, Weather appropriate Gear, Sun protection, Polarized Sunglasses

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

1059 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States