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 four 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.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
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.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since January 2015
Sarasota Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on June 21, 2018
Captain Jim does a great job. His knowledge of the Sarasota Bay area is fantastic and his easy going style makes for a fun day!
Fished June 2018Fished June 21, 2018Replied to this review on June 22, 2018
Thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure fishing with you and your family, JimKen Woodworth recommends Adventure Charters
Replied to this review on June 22, 2018
Thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure fishing with you and your family, Jim
Went fishing on May 9, 2018
Great morning fishing the inshore area of Sarasota . Jim had a lot of knowledge and the right gear to
Catch numerous species on the fly and spinning rod . I would defiantly recommend a trip with captain Jim
Fished May 2018Fished May 9, 2018Replied to this review on May 10, 2018
Enjoyed the morning, great company and Andrew is a fine fly angler!Andrew Thomas recommends Adventure Charters
Replied to this review on May 10, 2018
Enjoyed the morning, great company and Andrew is a fine fly angler!
Went fishing on April 3, 2018
Fished April 2018Fished April 3, 2018Replied to this review on April 5, 2018
Thanks, it was a fun charter!Roxanne Petrilla recommends Adventure Charters
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018
Thanks, it was a fun charter!
Well, even after 27 years of guiding, I still see new things. I had a "first" for me on a charter, a client caught an over-slot snook in 6' of water trout fishing an open flat. Go figure. On… Read Full Report →
Families with children were once again my clients on my Sarasota fishing charters the last two weeks. Anglers used a variety of techniques to fool quite a few different species. Live shrimp under a popping cork, chumming with baitfish,… Read Full Report →