Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

Booking Reel Tight Fishing Charters gives you the opportunity to enjoy Sarasota in a completely different way. You’ll go out with a knowledgeable and professional captain, who will take you to the local honey holes and make sure you have a productive fishing trip.

Get on board the 24’ Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and is equipped with navigational equipment. There’s a wireless trolling motor, an anchoring system, a live bait tank, and an icebox to store the refreshments. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to 6 anglers.

Each trip with Reel Tight Fishing Charters can be customized to your needs and the fish you would like to catch. You can choose how much time you want to spend on the water. The crew will provide you with all the equipment you need, so all you need to do is get out and get on the fish!

Depending on the trip you choose to go on, expect to catch a variety of species found in the area. You can target fish like Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Grouper, Sheepshead, Barracuda, Shark, and Tripletail.

Your captain is especially great with kids, so a day out with him is fun for all ages. Don’t hesitate to bring your family, and make this a trip they’ll always remember!

The crew will be happy to clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home and have a great meal. The only thing you might want to bring with you is some sun protection, and some food and drinks to stay refreshed.

Start packing, join Reel Tight Fishing Charters, and have an unforgettable adventure on the beautiful Florida waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Go on this trip to spend the whole day out on these beautiful waters, catch some prized fish, and fill the coolers! You'll head a little further offshore, and try to reel in some of the trophy fish of the area. Target species like Grouper, Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and Tarpon, and tick some of them off your bucket list. All the fishing equipment will be provided by the crew, just make sure to have some sun protection. Bring food and drinks to stay energized, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Come on this trip and spend some more time catching fish. You'll have enough time to go a little bit further offshore. The captain will take you to the best fishing grounds, and you'll be fishing from start to finish. Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon are some of the species you'll be targeting. The crew will have all the fishing gear you need. Bring some sunscreen, some snacks and drinks, and you're on your way to having a great fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $750
    This is the a great trip if you'd like to hit the snooze button a few times! Get out on the water in the afternoon hours, and enjoy your day to the fullest. You'll be able to go a little bit further offshore targeting a variety of species like Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Snook. The equipment will be waiting for you on board, all you need is some sun protection. Bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed, and come have a wonderful fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Book this trip, and the captain will put you on the fish from start to finish. You can go inshore or nearshore, and try to reel in some prized fish while enjoying the beautiful nature the area has to offer. Your captain guarantees that you're going to have an amazing trip! You'll have a chance to test your skills fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Trout. All the equipment will be provided for you, just bring sunscreen and some snacks, and book your adventure on these productive waters!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    You can go inshore and nearshore fishing on this trip and your captain guarantees that you'll have an amazing time! Get some nice sleep and go out on the water in the afternoon, fishing with some great views. The afternoon in the winter months also gives you a chance to see some amazing sunsets. The captain will put you on the fish from start to finish. Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon – you name it, and we will give you a chance to catch it! All the equipment will be on board. Book your adventure today!
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Tight Fishing Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
163 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since December 2016
Reel Tight Fishing Charters was re-established in December of 2016. Owner, Matt Fueyo, ran charters for over ten years inshore and offshore in the Sarasota and surrounding waters. During the 2009 BP oil spill, he left the industry and joined the Army. After completing a tour overseas, he returned to Sarasota to pursue his lifelong passion. Matt has years of running private yachts for high profile owners which is reflected in his level of professionalism and cleanliness in his charter boat company. Even though Blue Marlin are his favorite fish to catch, Snook and Tarpon still give him the adrenaline pumping action that made him fall in love with sport fishing. Let us show you how a professional program operates.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
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 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Rating Summary
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Fishing with Matt
Great inshore afternoon trip!
Great inshore afternoon trip!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Bruce H.
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Great inshore afternoon trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 5, 2021
We spent the afternoon with Captain Darius.  We went to 3 great spots and caught a lot of fish.  Pompano, sheepshead, snapper,...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   February 26, 2021
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Half day trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 5, 2021
For guys with captain Phil we caught around 95 fish we kept the mackerel and the sheepsheads and a couple grunts we kept 60...
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Capt Tyler was very attentive

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 10, 2021
The trip met all of our expectations.  The trip sticks to the inland water ways, so rough weather or high winds and waves...
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Xavier G.
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Awesome Half Day Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2020
We had a great experience with Captain Darius and Captain Phil today! We were able to get on some fish right away first thing...
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FAQs about Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin )
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota )
  • Ice Box (Yeti )

Trips booked with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Gratuities appreciated )
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Weather permitting/Within 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail