One of our top picks in Sarasota. Adventure Charters offers light tackle saltwater fishing charters on the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jim welcomes all levels of angler, from novices to the seasoned pro, and encourages families and children to come along and give it a try!
You will fish aboard a 2016 22’ Stott Craft bay boat that is suitable for five guests, and offers a safe and smooth ride on the open waters. It comes equipped with a 150HP Yamaha outboard motor and a trolling motor, which means it can easily navigate the shallow flats. Other features include GPS, fishfinder, live bait tank and ice box, as well as a wide and roomy deck.
There are many exciting fishing spots to choose from on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. When fishing the Bay, anglers will drift the flats and cast out live or artificial baits in search of many species, including Speckled Trout, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish within the grass flats of the shallow bays; Snook, Redfish, and Jack Crevalle in the backwaters and creeks of Big Sarasota Pass and New Pass; and Sheepshead, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Drum, Redfish and Flounder around bridges and docks.
For those heading on the Gulf of Mexico inshore waters, you will try your hand at drifting live bait, trolling, casting lures, and fly fishing to reel in Spanish Mackerel, mighty Tarpon, False Albacore, King Mackerel, Shark, and more. The artificial reefs just off Lido Key are very productive fishing spots in the spring and fall, while Tarpon season is hot between mid May to early July, when these beasts migrate through the area. All trips include rods, reels & tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, a cooler with ice and water, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. Orvis fly fishing gear is also provided, or guests are welcome to bring their own.
Adventure Charters also offer Snook fishing charters on the Myakka River, where you will fish in picturesque surroundings teeming with native wildlife.
Adventure Charters offers light tackle saltwater fishing charters on the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jim welcomes all levels of angler, from novices to the seasoned pro, and encourages families and children to come
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About this listing
Stott Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
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About the Captain
Member since January 2015
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Went fishing on February 28, 2018
Two of us went out in Sarasota Bay with Captain Jim and had a great time! We caught lots of fish including tons of lady fish plenty of trout and a few catfish. Got to keep a nice 20” trout for dinner. We would gladly use his charter service again!
Fished February 2018Fished February 28, 2018Replied to this review on March 1, 2018
Thanks! It was fun fishing with you guys today.Rick Deslippe recommends Adventure Charters
Replied to this review on March 1, 2018
Thanks! It was fun fishing with you guys today.
Went fishing on March 6, 2017
Fished March 2017Fished March 6, 2017Greg Friend recommends Adventure Charters
Weather was once again a factor this week as a pretty strong front moved through early in the week, impacting my Sarasota fishing report. The bite was strong on Sunday as we drifted the flats casting Bass Assassin jigs… Read Full Report →
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