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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....Read More
Everything is provided on Captain Scott's trips including licenses, fishing gear, bait, and ice. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Scott will make sure you have a great time out on the water!
Captain Scott 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.
Barry R.· ·
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 Took home plenty for fresh fish tacos that evening. Everyone was happy!
Joseph F.· ·
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.· ·
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 local fisherman. What a guy! Had a great time and will definitely make this an annual occasion for our family. 100/10 experience!!!!
Jason P.· ·
Very knowledgeable and great with helping out with everything!
Chelsie W.· ·
First cast of the day Scott had a fish on immediately. A great fight of a catch of a Jack fish. This was a dream of mine to take my dad ocean fishing. This charter was in shore of Sarasota Bay. Scott knew exactly where to bring in all the ...Read More different types of fish. We were constantly moving to keep things exciting. Thank you so much for a great memories!!
Lauren D.· ·
What an amazing fishing trip!! Fishing the Gulf was a wonderful experience!! Captain Scott knows where the fish are and was so helpful and it’s my boys! He made the boys first charter trip a trip to remember! Even helped my 6 year old pull in a little shark!! I ...Read More told him all I wanted for my birthday was a shark and man did he deliver! I got to pull in several and man oh man was the fight with them a ton of fun!! Highly recommend captain scott! When I come back to Florida I will definitely be chartering captain Scott to take me fishing again! Thank you so much!! Hands down without a doubt best day of my dirty thirty extravaganza ??? oh yeah and major added bonus he gets AMAZING photos too preserving your memories and making the experience that much better!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks and drinks, Weather appropriate Gear, Sun protection, Polarized Sunglasses
Nothing additional needed.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
1059 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States