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Head out for an awesome fishing adventure around Sarasota, FL with Captain Darius! Though he loves running further from shore to bottom fish the reefs for grouper, snapper, and pelagic species, the weather conditions have to be pretty stellar to allow this kind of trip....Read More
Thus, aboard his 23' Parker, he spends a lot of time hammering the inshore with his clients, and there are no shortage of fish (and big ones at that!) to catch! Lush grass flats abound in this area. These shallow grass flats are full of crabs, shrimp, and baitfish which in turn attract the game fish. Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish are the most sought after species, but you can also expect to hook into Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, and others!
Fishing the shallow flats requires patience and attention to detail. Fish are spooky in water that is only a couple of feet deep. The beauty of Captain Darius' 23' Parker is that it has a shallow enough draft to get you good shots up on the flats and in the back bays and inlets, while also having enough room and stability to haul it further offshore on a nice day!
All of Captain Darius' trips include ice, bottled water, tournament grade fishing gear, live bait, licenses, and fish cleaning at end of the trip. There is plenty of room in the cooler as well for your favorite snacks and drinks if you'd like to bring them along as well.
Captain Darius' main pick-up location is on Siesta Key, but depending on where you are staying he can also meet up with you at Hart's Landing or Ken Thomspon Park Boat Ramp.
Captain Darius is a Sarasota native has been fishing his local waters since he could hold a fishing pole. His extensive knowledge of the surrounding water allows him to put you on the bigger fish, as he knows where the big fish hide under certain tides, weather conditions, and time of year. Beyond catching tons of fish Captain Darius prides himself on making sure all guests have an amazing experience on his trips and provides great coaching the entire time to make sure you leave with some useful knowledge for next time you head back out on the water!
Captain Darius was polite and very knowledgeable. We caught lots of fish! Overall excellent.
Had a great time. Darius was great. Couldn't ask for more. Will plan to book a trip with him again next year.
Had an outstanding trip with Captain Darius. He put us on fish all day and was very entertaining to spend the day with. He was very knowledgeable and took great care of us. I brought my girlfriend who is a beginning fishermen. Darius did a great job teaching her everything ...Read More she needed to do and had her catching fish all day. We come to Sarasota every year and spending a day fishing with Captain Darius will be on our agenda each time we come down!
Captain Darius had our best interests in mind the entire trip. Right off the back he had us hooking big fish and we had an amazing day we highly recommend his charter. If you are interested in catching fish and having a good time book this captain.
Captain Darius was AMAZING! We had an absolute blast fishing in-shore. Darius was super knowledgeable and took us to a number of fishing spots. We caught way more fish than we expected. We also were able to take it to a local restaurant to have it cooked. I could not ...Read More recommend Capt. Darius enough - you’ll have a great time!
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Nearshore, Inshore, Flats
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.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
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.
Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate
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.
Nora Patterson Bay Island Park, 946 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, FL, USA