Sarasota Adventure Charters

1059 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Stott Craft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Jack Crevalle

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout

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 20’ Key West Bay Reef 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.

Sarasota Adventure Charters also offer Snook fishing charters on the Myakka River, where you will fish in picturesque surroundings teeming with native wildlife.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check.

About the Captain

Jim Klopfer
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
Captain Jim Klopfer is a fully insured USCG licensed guide, who has been a full time guide in the Sarasota area for over 20 years. He mostly fishes Sarasota Bay for it’s saltwater species, while also offering fishing trips on the Myakka River.

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  • 1059 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
    FL, United States