Fish On Fire Charters in Sarasota, Florida

Guided by Marc Laurin


About Your Guide

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Captain Marc, a Florida native originally from Palm Beach County, grew up fishing local bridges, spillways and inlets, obssessed with big snook! It wasn't long before he was explore the prolific offshore waters Florida's East Coast has to offer as well. The turning point came in 1995 during a backcountry flats fishing trip to the Sarasota/Charlotte harbor area, leaving Captain Marc captivated by the region's boundless healthy grass flats and mangrove islands teeming with diverse Florida inshore and nearshore fish. At that moment, he made the resolute decision to become a fishing guide in this enticing locale and relocated just over a year later.

With a quarter-century of experience, Captain Marc remains as passionate about fishing as he was on day one, committed to ensuring clients have a memorable day on the water. Specializing in inshore/nearshore fishing, he targets species such as snook, seatrout, redfish, pompano, mackerel, and bluefish inshore, as well as cobia, king mackerel, triple tail, and mangrove snapper nearshore. Known for his easygoing demeanor, patience, family-friendly approach, and ability to cater to everyone from children to avid anglers and large groups, Captain Marc prioritizes the goal of bent rods.

When asked about his preferred catch, Captain Marc consistently responds, "whatever is biting best at that time." He encourages clients to communicate their preferences before the trip to tailor the experience accordingly. Offering boat pickups from convenient locations, including Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria, or Sarasota/Bradenton mainland, Captain Marc ensures accessibility for all.

Whether guiding individuals holding a fishing pole for the first time or accompanying avid fly fishermen in pursuit of their next trophy fish, Captain Marc dedicates himself to ensuring a fantastic day of fishing in this beautiful area.

Fish On Fire Charters Trips

Sarasota Bay offers a vast array of angling options, including the mile long sand bar (appropriately named Long Bar) where you can sight cast to snook, redfish and trout. Endless deep grass flats like Jon Ringling Museum Flats, Long Boat Key Flats, or Marina Jacks Flats, offer a vast array of species such as Snook, redfish, seatrout, ladyfish, jack crevalle, flounder, bluefish, mackerel, pompano and more. Sarasota is the perfect family fishing experience. Sarasota Bay is fed by 3 passes - Big Pass, New Pass and Longboat Key Pass – and this allows migratory fish such as mackerel, pompano, bluefish to move easily into the bay during winter months. If fishing the inshore flats, we will be targeting the big three SW Fl gamefish snook, redfish, seatrout. We will be fishing in and around the many mangrove islands and sand bars of Sarasota Bay. This area is loaded with shallow grass flats, miles of mangrove lines, oyster bars and potholes, providing prime fishing grounds for this type of fishing. Just outside the passes near shore along Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Longboat Key, there’s Bonita, mackerel, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and triple tail. Sarasota tarpon fishing off the beaches is tremendous when they migrate here in May, June and July. a little further offshore we fish reefs and wrecks for snapper, Cobia, barracuda, key west grunts, Sheepshead, sharks, snapper and more. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Backcountry Fire Up!

25 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person


Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

1059 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA | Bodies of water fished: Sarasota Bay, Long Boat Key, Siesta Key Beach

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