Sarasota Fishing Charters

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Recently Booked Fishing Charters Near Sarasota, Fl

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota Classic Trip

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $130 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Bountiful Backwaters Of Sarasota

100% (9)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota Inshore/Nearshore

100% (11)
23 ft 1 - 5 People From $110 / person

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota Offshore Grocery Run

100% (9)
29 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person
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Flats, Inshore, Lake, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Backcountry Combo Trip

100% (8)
20 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Fishing Fun In The Florida Sun

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Sarasota

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Fishing Charters Near Sarasota, Fl

This trip is for your SERIOUS angler who wants to spend some quality time on the water in search of their next MONSTER! This trip allows your Captain to set you up on a variety of different fish from big SHARKS to Goliath Grouper, Big Snook and Tarpon. Depending on the weather you may also have time to troll and bottom fish the nearshore waters and reefs for Mackerel and Cobia. Plan for a great day on the water, and to come home with plenty of fish for dinner!! Captain Matt and his two expert Captains provide themselves on providing a family-friendly atmosphere for all ages and skill levels! Bait, fishing license, rods, reels, and tackle included. All they recommend you bring are your favorite snacks and drink, your sun protection (Sun tan lotion, long sleeve shirts, sunglasses) and your camera to snap some pics! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Chasing Monsters - 24’ Pathfinder

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Head out for an awesome fishing adventure around Sarasota, FL with Captain Cody! 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. 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 Cody's 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 Cody's trips include ice, bottled water, 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 Cody's main pick-up location is the 10th Street Boat ramp (Dan Roehr Boat Ramp), but depending on where you are staying he can also accommodate launching anywhere from north of Tampa to the south side of Venice. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Southwest Florida Fishing Adventure

100% (5)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

The possibilities are endless when you head out for a 4 hour trip with Captain Scott. If you're looking for your next trophy, he can show you how to hook into some prized trophy fish like Snook, Sharks, and Redfish. If you're interested in filling the cooler he can take to his favorite spots to catch limits of Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Snappers, Groupers, Trout, and many more. Or if you're looking to explore a little further from shore, you can try bottom fishing or trolling to entice a bite from some Grouper, Spanish, and King Mackerel! Captain Scott also has some fly gear available! So if that's your flavor let Captain Scott know in the days leading up to your trip! His Sea Fox Skiff is the perfect vessel for sight fishing up into the shallows around Sarasota. 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! 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota 1/2 Day Trip - 18’ Sea Fox

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 3 People From $167 / person
Damn Good

Fishing in comfort, Join me on the aqua blue water of Sarasota, targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, Black Drum, Snapper, Sheepshead, and more. Ideal for passionate anglers and the folks who just want to come aboard for a good time with family and friends. You can fish on the bow while they relax in the shade and cheer you on. “Fishing in the front and party in the back!” Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota's #1 Inshore Fishing Charter

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

The Gulf of Mexico has some of the best snapper and grouper fishing along the coastline of Sarasota, Florida. Aboard his 29' Regulator, Captain Dustin offers you the opportunity to go miles offshore and experience what it's like to haul in these hard fighting fish. Along with snapper and grouper, he also likes target amberjacks, kingfish, cobia, and some pelagic fish like blackfin tuna when they are around. Captain Dustin's 29' Regulator is equipped with updated twin Suzuki 4-stroke 300 HP engines, new Simrad Fish Finder/Sonar, Garmin Radar with electronics, and a GPS anchoring system that holds the boat in position over the fishing grounds. It rides and handles the water very well and has front seating for a comfortable ride to the fishing grounds. These trips can go anywhere from 10 to 60 miles offshore; the distance is based on the type of fish you'll be targeting and to make sure you hit the best fishing grounds. The charter can take up to 6 people and if you're looking for shorter options, Captain Dustin also offers 6-8 hour adventures as well (see below). Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Extended Day Lunker Chase

100% (7)
29 ft 1 - 6 People From $333 / person
Damn Good

Do you want to be on the beautiful waters around Siesta Key and Sarasota but not sure if fishing is your thing? If so this trip is perfect for you. You will spend the first half of the trip targeting smaller inshore species that bite easily and will keep you entertained (CATCH and RELEASE only). The second half will be filled with hunting for shark teeth and shells, relaxing on a sandbar, and taking a peaceful wildlife tour around our many islands. The boat offers comfortable seating with lots of shade. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Fishing, Wildlife And Sandbar Combo!

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $92 / person

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. 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! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

Sarasota 3/4 Day Trip - 18’ Sea Fox

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 3 People From $217 / person

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!

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Beach fishing at its best catching all the Sarasota inshore species that the boat captains do for a lot less. Great for kids with short attention spans or people who want to learn life skills. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Sarasota

NO BOAT - NO Seasickness Beach Trip

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1 - 4 People From $109 / person

On this nighttime adventure with Captain Roy, you can beat the heat and not have to worry about getting sunburnt while you wear out the fish. So, come aboard for the moonlight bite to target Snook, big Reds, Tarpon (when in season) sharks, and more. You will fish aboard his 22’ Skeeter powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. Captain Roy provides Eupro rods, Penn reels, and Spiderwire fishing line. You are also welcome to bring your own fly fishing equipment. While fishing inshore you can target a variety of species. Depending on the season you might reel in Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Sharks, and more. Captain Roy provides everything you will need for a successful day out on the water so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages and maybe a headlamp, and Captain Roy will take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Night Trip - 22' Skeeter

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience in Manatee County, FL on this trip with Captain Noel! You'll be on board his 23' Hanson center console, hunting down inshore sportfish such as Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Trout, and more! Captain Noel is a local expert with years of experience fishing the inshore waters around Bradenton, FL, and he knows the best spots to catch a variety of fish. With his expert guidance, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some truly impressive catches—possibly even a new personal best! But it's not just about the fishing; Captain Noel will share his knowledge of the local waters and wildlife, pointing out different marine species such as manatees, dolphins, and sea turtles that may be swimming nearby. He'll also take you to the most scenic spots where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Don't miss out on the fishing trip of a lifetime with Captain Noel! Get out there for an action-packed day of inshore fishing, fun, and adventure in Bradenton, FL. Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Bradenton

Exploring Manatee County

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

Go aboard Captain Greg's beautiful 32' Sabalo and see what fishing in St. Peter's is all about! You'll be able to get a taste of everything on this trip, including nearshore reef fishing, offshore trolling, and everything in between. There are so many species available on this trip that we're barely able to list them all! The Gulf of Mexico is know as the Grouper capital of the world, and in the reefs, wrecks, and ledges you'll fish there are Black, Red, Scamp, Gag, and Goliath Grouper. Aside from bottomfish, there are also tons of Gray Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish that can be caught on the same reefs! These fish are all absolutely delicious table fare, and Captain Greg is happy to clean your keepers at the end of the trip. For surface trolling, there's an abundance of King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and even Sharks! These species are a blast to catch and provide a challenge for every level of angler. You'll be fishing from a 32′ Sabalo sportfisher, built in the "Down East Cruiser" style. She has 15 feet of fishing deck space, with 11 rod holders and an open deck all the way around the stern. The 315-HP Cummins diesel engine makes her an extremely reliable fishing machine. With over 200 gallons of fuel capacity, she can take you out 100 miles and back with fuel to spare! In addition, she boasts 1800 lbs. of ice capacity; far more than a charter could ever need. This means there’s room for all your food, drinks, fish, and plenty of fresh ice. The creature comforts of this charter boat are more than worthy. Her central engine box has a cushion that’s 24 square feet and 6” thick for comfortable seating for six. There’s also a fish box with another 4 inch thick cushion that seats two. There’s also plenty of room to rest in the oversized v-berth below. Whether you want to relax on a fifty mile ride offshore or sit down and reel in a fish, there’s room for you AND five of your friends. Captain Greg will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen, proper clothing, sunglasses, and a smile! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

St. Pete Offshore Experience

100% (13)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Climb aboard with Joseph and enjoy a memorable day of fishing outside of St. Petersburg, Florida! On this 4-hour adventure, you’ll be fishing aboard Captain Joseph’s 25-foot C Hawk. She is a versatile vessel, capable of running through shallow inshore waters, as well as cruising offshore. As a 2019 custom rebuild, she is equipped with a toilet within the console, which has more than 6 feet of headroom. Don’t forget to bring a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Feel free to bring food and beverages of your choice as well. Captain Joseph will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait (free of charge). A first mate will also be on board. He’ll be assisting you throughout your trip. Come on down to St. Petersburg, Florida, and make some memories with Captain Joseph! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Half Day Inshore Trip

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

Get ready for an epic day fishing with one of the most elite outfits in the St. Pete-Clearwater Tampa Bay area! Equipped with all the possible federal permits, credentials, and years of on the water experience, Master Licensed Captain Rick & 1st Mates are here to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an incredible experience! If you're looking for that next level fishing trip, you've come to the right spot. On these trips, your Captain & 1st Mate will help you attempt to limit out on species that are in season species that call the Gulf of Mexico's inshore/nearshore waters home. You'll be riding out aboard a beautifully maintained 48' Convertible Pro Tournament Series Yacht Vessel that's equipped with significant inboard horsepower and a deep-V hull that get you to and from the fishing grounds quickly and safely. This vessel’s ride has a reputation in the fishing community as being one of the smoothest and driest on the water. These inshore trips benefit from the ability to minimize the amount of time cruising and maximize the amount of time spent fishing. You will depart from the beautiful Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Pete, right alongside mega-yachts and classy sportfishing vessels. The Captain & 1st Mate will help load your gear aboard the boat and ensure you are comfortable and properly briefed for your day before you depart. We suggest that you arrive 30 mins prior to departure time for all trips aboard his boats to ensure your Captain has enough time to get all your gear onboard and properly orient you on the day ahead! His boat is docked at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina but if you are looking to get picked up from a nearby location, Captains are often more than happy to accommodate! All fishing essentials are provided along with a cooler with ice and water. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and a small personal cooler is fine as well. Safety, Health, & Welfare - PARAMOUNT! WE DELIVER THE RESULTS & EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tierra Verde

Inshore/Nearshore Max-Out - 48’ Yacht

100% (5)
48 ft 1 - 6 People From $350 / person

Spend the whole day chasing your next trophy with Captain Keith and first mate Pat! This experienced crew doesn't mess around on these full-day adventures, you're here to catch your next personal best and their goal is to put you on it! This trip is ideal for honing in on the species of your choice and targeting a trophy-sized specimen. Captain Keith and his crew take their customers up to 50 miles offshore on this trip, to the most premier offshore locations to ensure you land your memorable catch! Fish caught on this charter consist of Snapper, Kingfish, Grouper of all kinds, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Amberjack, and many other exciting pelagic species. Captain Keith's highest priority is to create an experience that will ensure memories for a lifetime. The crew teaches, baits, unhooks, and fillets the caught fish, making this trip as low maintenance for you as possible! That being said, you're welcome to get as involved as you'd like with your fishing experience. Whether that's lounging and enjoying the ocean breeze until the reel starts screaming or holding the rod in your hand the whole time helping scout for bait pods and sea life, Captain Keith is more than willing to accommodate! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Madeira Beach

Targeting Trophies - 31' Pursuit

100% (7)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $250 / person

Looking to spend a day on the calm inshore waters off of Holmes Beach and reel in some big fish? Join Captain Robert and go after big Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Redfish on this fun trip. Not only are these fish great to catch, they're also delicious on the grill, in the oven, or otherwise. In particular, Snappers and Redfish are known as great table fare. There will also be chances to catch Tarpon, the "Silver King" of Florida, which are incredible fighting fish! You'll be fishing using mostly light tackle techniques, but depending on the depth, you might also drop your tackle deeper and jig to get the Groupers' attention. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Robert's 23' C-Hawk center console—an ideal boat for these waters. She's powered by a 250-HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. Captain Robert will provide everything you need for a perfect trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is sun protection, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, and a cooler for your snacks and drinks! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach Inshore Slammin'

100% (6)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

On this trip with Captain Ray, you'll target Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout on light tackle! This is classic Tampa Bay fishing, where you can explore inshore mangrove channels and nearshore waters with ease. The type of fish you'll be targeting will be determined by the time of year. Most trips are geared towards catching a trophy Snook or Redfish. When summer comes around, the focus changes to targeting trophy Tarpon along the beaches. Captain Ray also targets other species like including Trout, Black Drum, Mackerel, Flounder, Tripletail, Permit, Pompano, Snapper, Grouper and Cobia! This trip is extremely flexible and can be catered to your preferences! Captain Ray will launch anywhere from Clearwater to Sarasota if the fish are there. Make sure to stay in contact with him in the days leading up to the trip to discuss what meet up location works best for you. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Gulf Coast Inshore Slam

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Head on out with Captain Anthony for a bonanza on a boat! This quarter, half, or full day trip offers the opportunity to catch a multitude of spectacular species on the reefs outside St. Petersburg, FL. Captain Anthony can take up to 6 people on this nearshore adventure, making it the perfect trip for your family and friends, no matter what your angling experience is. There are so many species that hang out around the reefs, so come drop a line in and see what bites! Once your line is in, you might come up with an Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Grouper, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and more! Just tell Captain Anthony what you want to catch, and he’ll make it happen using his extensive knowledge. He’ll expertly pilot his 25’ C-Hawk center console to the hidden reefs and get you casting light tackle in no time. Captain Anthony provides all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle you need to hook a monster. All you need to bring for a great day is sun protection, appropriate clothing, food, and drinks. There are coolers on board to store your catch, which Captain Anthony will clean and fillet for you at the end of the voyage. Set out and come home with a delicious dinner! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Nearshore Reef Run

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Sarasota

What are the best fishing charters in Sarasota?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 154 trips in Sarasota, and the most popular trips in the area are Sarasota Classic Trip guided by James, Bountiful Backwaters of Sarasota guided by Tony, and Sarasota Inshore/Nearshore guided by Darius.

Our guides in Sarasota are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 2203 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde and Holmes Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Sarasota? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Sarasota.

What types of fishing charters are common in Sarasota?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Sarasota as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Sarasota are: 1. snook, 2. redfish, 3. gag grouper, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Sarasota are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but trolling and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Sarasota fishing charters cost?

in Sarasota prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Sarasota is $666. The average price for a full day trip in Sarasota is $1,263.

What month is best for fishing in Sarasota?

The most popular season for fishing in Sarasota is spring, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

Do I need a Sarasota fishing license and what are the bag limits in Sarasota?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Sarasota don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Sarasota. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Sarasota Inshore Fishing

Located 30 miles south of Tampa Bay, Sarasota offers high-quality fishing opportunities because of the rich estuary it sits on. The mix of salt and fresh water creates an estuary called Sarasota Bay where both baitfish and gamefish flourish. With beautiful water and a variety of different habitats to explore in search of target species, this is heaven for anglers and tourists alike.

One of the most popular ways to fish inshore is to drift the large grass flats of Sarasota Bay, a common spot to catch speckled trout. The water here runs 4-10 feet deep and will hold all sorts of inshore species, including speckled trout, ladyfish, pompano, jacks, and many more. If you want to target bigger fish head to the two inlets of the area, Big Sarasota Pass or New Pass. The water movement and changing tides draw all sorts of bait action and the bluefish and Spanish mackerel are sure to follow.

Snook are a bucket list fish for so many anglers and Sarasota happens to be a frequent stop on their migration. They are powerful fish and can grow into 40+ pound giants that will crush lures and bait if they decide to bite.

Offshore Fishing in Sarasota

Heading further out you can target various species of deep-dwelling fish including grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and hogfish. To Target these fish the best approach is to locate deep structure and then drop down baited lines.

To find pelagic species, you will want to head out to deep water channels or dropoffs and troll with a spread of lures or baits. The offshore species that patrol these waters commonly get very large and a battle with them can last for hours. Whatever you decide to target, it will be a trip to remember.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Sarasota

Sarasota fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Sarasota include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as snook, redfish, and trout. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species such as grouper, snapper, and kingfish.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep-sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish such as tuna, marlin, and sailfish.

Some popular landmarks that Sarasota fishing charters visit include the Ringling Bridge and Siesta Key.

Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, the most common fish to catch in Sarasota include snook, redfish, trout, grouper, snapper, kingfish, tuna, marlin, and sailfish. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Sarasota fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts, with its abundance of waterways and diverse fish species. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day of fishing or an exciting fishing charter adventure, here are some of the best places to fish in Sarasota:

1. Siesta Key: This popular beach destination is also a great spot for fishing, with its clear waters and variety of fish species. Fishing charters are available for those looking for a more guided experience.

2. Longboat Key: This barrier island offers plenty of opportunities for both inshore and offshore fishing, with a variety of fish species including tarpon, snook, and redfish.

3. Lido Key: This island is known for its beautiful beaches, but it's also a great spot for fishing. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the deeper waters offshore.

4. Sarasota Bay: This large bay offers a variety of fishing opportunities, from inshore fishing for snook and redfish to offshore fishing for grouper and snapper. Fishing charters are available for those looking for a more guided experience.

5. Myakka River: This scenic river is a great spot for freshwater fishing, with a variety of fish species including bass, catfish, and bluegill. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the river's deeper waters.

6. Venice Beach: This popular beach destination is also a great spot for fishing, with its clear waters and variety of fish species. Fishing charters are available for those looking for a more guided experience.

7. Anna Maria Island: This barrier island offers plenty of opportunities for both inshore and offshore fishing, with a variety of fish species including tarpon, snook, and redfish. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the deeper waters offshore.

Other Things To Do In Sarasota

While Sarasota fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Florida city. Take a stroll through the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where you can admire exotic plants and flowers from around the world. For a taste of culture, visit the Ringling Museum of Art, which features an impressive collection of European paintings and sculptures. If you're looking for some outdoor fun, head to Siesta Key Beach, which boasts crystal-clear waters and powdery white sand. For a unique experience, take a sunset cruise on Sarasota Bay, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline. And if you're a thrill-seeker, check out the Sarasota Skydiving Adventures for an unforgettable adrenaline rush. With so much to see and do, Sarasota is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Dustin showed us a great day fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Hooked a few whopper Amber Jacks and plenty of grouper and snapper galore! Great eats!! Book with Captain Dustin and prepare to be wowed!

    Donald M. with Dustin L. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Darius was very informative and always helpful during out inshore fishing trip. He was always considering when it was best to move to a new location to provide the best fishing experience. He was also great to talk to and share thoughts about the area.

    Todd W. with Darius K. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast with James, it made our vacation!

    Theresa M. with James G. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A great pleasure going out fishing with Todd this morning. He put us on fish almost immediately, gave a couple of inexperienced fishermen some great tips, and kept us entertained with good conversation for the whole trip.

    Bradford R. with Todd W. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Todd was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to fish with. My boys had a great time and said it was their favorite part of our trip to FL. Will definitely use Todd again when we return to FL.

    Brad B. with Todd W. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Highlight of our summer vacation! We took our kids (8 and 4 yr olds) and James made the trip all about them. We caught fish at every stop, did some sight seeing and played in the water. Exactly what I wanted them to experience. Thank you and see you next summer!

    Clint D. with James G. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The guys were very happy with their trip and happy with the catch! Dustin was great also! Thanks we would do this again

    Stephen B. with Dustin L. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Todd was amazing. We had a fabulous time. Enjoyed our trip caught lots of fish all around great time.

    Rebecca E. with Todd W. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My son in law and Grandson had a wonderful time with captain Todd on their fishing charter. They both said he was great…patient and knowledgable! They would love to do it again when visiting next. I will keep all info so i can book him. Thank you Captain Todd!

    Claudia L. with Todd W. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captan James was a great guy as well as a great Captain. He put my family on exactly what we were looking to catch and sent us home with a good meal. I would recommend him any day.

    Brian W. with James G. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Darius was polite and very knowledgeable. We caught lots of fish! Overall excellent.

    Jeffrey S. with Darius K. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Darius was great. Couldn't ask for more. Will plan to book a trip with him again next year.

    Geoffrey M. with Darius K. of Sarasota, Florida

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