Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota

Looking to explore Florida’s world-famous fishing grounds from a new perspective, and embark on a unique adventure at the same time? Maybe you’ve always wanted to experience incredible angling action, but don’t like the idea of cruising miles out onto choppy waters? Beach Fishing Adventures is the perfect solution! Explore the Gulf of Mexico’s fishery from a totally new perspective as you cast off from Sarasota’s shoreline. No boat needed – leave seasickness behind!

Your guide, Steve Herich, has been fishing these waters for over 30 years and uses his wealth of experience to offer unbeatable “on the beach” angling adventures for guests of all ages and skill levels. He’s a patient and knowledgeable instructor and will teach you not only how to hook your dream catch, but how to catch live bait, use the tackle and also gain an understanding of the local fish and best fishing conditions.

You’ll be able to cast off straight away with Steve – you don’t need to worry about cruising miles to find the best spot! Fishing from piers, beaches, bay, and jetties guarantees true “hands-on” action, and Steve will show you the best techniques to use.

Steve’s knowledge, fishing spots, and top-notch techniques already offer something to write home about! Steve’s guests regularly reel in species such as Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder, Shark species, and plenty of other Floridian saltwater superstars.

Coach Steve will provide the best quality Penn gear you need for a fun and productive day along the shoreline. He’ll even fillet and bag your catch for you. Gratuity is not included, but is appreciated: 15-20% is customary for your guide working hard to make your trip memorable! Just remember to purchase your fishing license for the day. The hoards of baitfish of many species bring the bite up against the beaches, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Leave your sea-sickness medication at home when you’re fishing straight from the shore!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $290
    Join your beach guide for this lovely morning adventure! You'll be fishing from the shoreline of the beach itself, making your experience unique for you and your loved ones. The species you can catch include Snook, Sheepshead, Pompano, Redfish, a variety of Snapper, and even Shark. The guide will provide all the fishing gear. Just bring snacks, sunscreen, and beach shoes. A tip is not mandatory, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (Mid Day) NO BOAT-8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $290
    Get ready to explore the waters of the Gulf with your very own beach guide, Steve! You'll be shoreline fishing from the beach itself (no boat needed!), so if you're looking for a truly unique experience, this is the perfect trip for you. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring sunscreen, snacks, drinks, and footwear that can handle rocks. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $290
    What could be better than spending your afternoon on a beautiful beach, soaking in the rays and fishing from the shoreline? You don't have to worry about seasickness on this trip – no boat is required, and you'll be casting from the beach itself! The species on offer only add to this incredible experience – Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Pompano, and a variety of Shark, to name a few. Just bring along sensible shoes, snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $335
    Head to the shoreline in the morning, and get ready to cast off straight away – no boat is needed to hook the catch of your dreams on this beach-fishing trip! Your beach guide, Steve, will bring along all the fishing gear you need for a fun and productive morning. All you need to do is grab your favorite snacks, water, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of sunscreen! Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Mid Day) NO BOAT-8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $335
    Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, or are an experienced angler looking for a new way of fishing, your beach guide Steve has a completely unique opportunity for you – fishing from the shoreline, boat not necessary! Steve will have you hooking a variety of world-famous fish, including the feisty Snook, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and more. He'll also provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring beach shoes, sunscreen, and snacks. Tip is not included, but appreciated!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $335
    Spend an afternoon experiencing Floridian fishing like never before – you'll be casting off from the beach, and no boat is necessary to hook the catch of your dreams! Species on offer include world-famous Floridian fish such as Snook, Pompano, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Steve will bring along the gear you need for a successful trip – just grab sunscreen, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of snacks! Tip is not included, but appreciated.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $375
    Head to the shoreline in the morning, and get ready to cast off straight away – no boat is needed to hook the catch of your dreams on this beach-fishing trip! Your beach guide, Steve, will bring along all the fishing gear you need for a fun and productive morning. All you need to do is grab your favorite snacks, water, sensible beach shoes, and plenty of sunscreen! Tip is not included, but appreciated!
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Norman F.
Sarasota, United States
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Great Day on the Beach

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX on June 14, 2024
A friend and I hired Coach Steve for a morning on Longboat Key. It was the first time for my friend but the fifth or sixth...
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Bryce J. C.
Sarasota, Florida
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Beach Fishing Adventures is Truly a 5-Star Experience

3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX on June 3, 2024
Captain Steven Herich is the best! Every minute of our fishing trip was a genuine adventure. We’ve been coming to LBK...
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Christopher Y.
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Perfect Beach fishing Trip on Long Boat Key

3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX on April 26, 2024
As a returning customer with Steve I booked a 3 hour trip. I have never been disappointed with any of the outings and this...
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Walter B.
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Great bay side dock fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT on December 29, 2023
We weren’t able to fish off the gulf shoreline at our residence along GOMD as there was a very brisk wind and a rip tide...
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Great Captain!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (Mid Day) NO BOAT-8 MAX on March 26, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Steve! He communicated often about our trip and what we wanted, worked to find us the best...
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FAQs about Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota

Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $290 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX (2 hours)
  • US $290 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (Mid Day) NO BOAT-8 MAX (2 hours)
  • US $290 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX (2 hours)
  • US $335 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX (3 hours)
  • US $335 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (Mid Day) NO BOAT-8 MAX (3 hours)
  • US $335 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX (3 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) - NO BOAT - 8 MAX (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Quality Penn rods and reels and gear)
  • Live Bait (Live/frozen shrimp, baitfish, sandfleas, etc.)
  • Lures (Provided )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Your catch filleted - bagged & iced)

Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (From beaches, piers, jetties, and passes)
  • Flats Fishing (Sarasota Bay flats )

Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Active inshore fishing, wading and sight fishing )
  • Spinning (We spincast from shore to catch all inshore fish! )
  • Jigging (Very effective method for catching many fish! )

Top targeted fish species with Beach Fishing Adventures Sarasota include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Steven Herich
Longboat Key, Florida, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
149 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Angler's Choice
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Captain Steve grew up in Southern California, and has always had a passion for saltwater activities: from fishing to surfing, scuba to spearfishing, and diving for Lobster! He has a true thirst for adventure, and this led him to the rugged, unspoiled beaches of Baja, Mexico. Baja proved to be a true fisherman's paradise, with incredible angling opportunities and lifelong memories. Now, he wants to help guests feel the same sense of adventure and excitement that he experienced in Baja – through experiencing Floridian fishing like never before, from the shoreline! Steve moved to Longboat Key, Florida, in 1992, and has an incredible, diverse fishery right on his doorstep. He can't wait to introduce you to it, all without a boat in sight. He also knows a lot about the local wildlife and loves telling guests about the nature around them as they fish, providing an experience that’s more than just fishing. Come and enjoy a truly unique Floridian experience with your own personal beach guide!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
From beaches, piers, jetties, and passes
Flats Fishing
Sarasota Bay flats

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Active inshore fishing, wading and sight fishing
Spinning
We spincast from shore to catch all inshore fish!
Jigging
Very effective method for catching many fish!

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Quality Penn rods and reels and gear
Live Bait
Live/frozen shrimp, baitfish, sandfleas, etc.
Lures
Provided
Catch cleaning & filleting
Your catch filleted - bagged & iced

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
“Safe, easy and fun”
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Not permitted on beach
You Keep Catch
Bring valid Florida fishing license if required
Catch and Release Allowed
Encouraged to protect species sustainability

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Recent fishing reports

Great beach fishing action with muliple
Great beach fishing action with muliple
June 21, 2024
The water is warm in SW Florida, particularly, the Sarasota beaches including Longboat Key! Expect some good action with snook, pompano, flounder, ladyfish and more. If your prone to seasickness, or don’t want to get caught offshore with rough seas, consider joining me instead. More fun, more learning, shorter trips, make beach fishing with Captain Steven a winning proposition. Look forward to showing you some awesome fishing from the beach ?️
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