Located on the beautiful waters of Sarasota, Florida, Redline Fishing Charters can take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime! Captain Stephen is an experienced fishing guide, and will help you catch a variety of fish on his inshore and offshore trips.

Sarasota Bay and the surrounding waterways are home to some of the most targeted fish around, including Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, and Tarpon! There’s always a new spot to explore, and Capt. Stephen knows where all the best action is.

You’ll be casting off of a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat powered by a Yamaha 250 HP outboard. She’s equipped with a large cooler to store your catch and refreshments, three large live wells for bait, a Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor, and the latest MinnKota and Garmin electronics.

Redline Fishing Charters includes everything that your group will need for a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Capt. Stephen is also happy to clean and bag your catch for you to take home and enjoy. He’ll provide bottled water and ice, just be sure to bring any other snacks or refreshments you’d like to enjoy.

Whether you’re visiting Sarasota for a family vacation, or are looking for an action-packed fishing experience that you won’t forget, Redline Fishing Charters has got you covered!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Charter (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 1
    $600
    Tarpon is a world-class game fish and is easy to access directly off Sarasota’s beautiful beaches. Described as one of the most exciting fish to catch, tarpon are known for spectacular leaps and determined fights. As a matter of fact, more battles seem to be won by the tarpon rather than the angler, making the reward of catching one momentous!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 1
    $600
    Tarpon is a world-class game fish and is easy to access directly off Sarasota’s beautiful beaches. Described as one of the most exciting fish to catch, tarpon are known for spectacular leaps and determined fights. As a matter of fact, more battles seem to be won by the tarpon rather than the angler, making the reward of catching one momentous!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Sarasota and surrounding areas have a lot to offer anglers of all ages and skill levels. The estuary is home to some of the most targeted gamefish species in the world. Your main targets on this trip will include Snook, Trout, and Redfish.
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About the Captain

Captain Stephen Hatch
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2019
Captain Stephen Hatch was born and raised in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. He’s been exploring the waters in the area since he was a kid and grew up fishing for a number of different species. A true Floridian, his favorite fish to target is Tarpon. The Silver King may be his speciality, but he also loves to fish for the wide variety of gamefish found in Sarasota’s diverse waters. His extensive knowledge of the area and patient nature make him the perfect guide for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for the Tarpon trip of a lifetime, or just want to have some fun with family, he’s got the trip for you!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ashley P.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Charter (AM) on April 13, 2021
We had an excellent day fishing with captain Steven!! He was very knowledgeable about the areas we fished and the best techniques...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Charter (AM) on March 24, 2021
Great all around experience from communication leading up to our excursion to the fishing trip itself!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Charter (PM) on March 5, 2021
Had a great day and caught lots of fish. 1st time fishing salt water.
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FAQs about Redline Fishing Charters

Redline Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Fishing Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Tarpon Charter (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Tarpon Charter (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Redline Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (3 Livewells)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Redline Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix rods, Penn & Daiwa Reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water and ice )
  • Fishing License (For up to 4 people)

Redline Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Redline Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Redline Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon