About this listing
Wellcraft 248 Sportsman (Walkaround) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2010. Powered by 275HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.
Reefslayer Charters are a fully USCG-licensed and insured business offering half and full day trips fishing natural and artificial reefs for Goliath Grouper, Cobia, Barracuda, Permit, Snapper, Blacktip Shark, and many, many more within and offshore from Florida’s Sarasota Bay.
The Wellcraft 248 Sportsman walkaround you will be using is great for the job, with plenty of room on deck to follow those fleety fish, and a cruising speed of 43 knots to make sure you waste no time getting out to the best reefs offshore. She also has a head on board for extra convenience, and up on deck things just get better and better, with high quality electronics such as Garmin GPS and Ray Marine fishfinder, top-of-the-line tackle from Penn, Shimano and Billfisher and a selection of lures as well as live bait fresh from the tank for the highest quality.
Captain Joseph Butko is a Florida native, born and raised in the Sarasota area, who has fishing the area for over 30 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He will always take you to the very best spots and he and his skilled first mate will work tirelessly to make sure you get hooked up with some awesome fish. All Reefslayer trips come with fishing licences for everyone on board, and are completely child-friendly, so grab your sunscreen, grab your camera, and head on down to Sarasota for some of the best fishing you’ve ever had!
10% 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, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.
About the Captain
Member since March 2016
Sarasota Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on January 21, 2017
We had a nice day of fishing with Captain Joe and his first mate. The fishing was a little slow, however, we anticipated that going out since there was a storm coming in from the southwest and it was starting to get a little choppy, but we were limited when we could all go and we were able to get the trip in.
They went out of their way to keep trying different spots to find schools of fish and even stayed a bit longer in the day, until the chop got to be to much.
Had a bunch of bites and missed quite a few (due to our inexperience!), but they kept the lines baited and we stayed at it!
Definitely would go out with Reefslayers again when we have the opportunity and happen to be in the area during a warmer summer month!
Fished January 2017John Black • Fished January 21, 2017Replied to this review on January 23, 2017
Thank you so much John for the great review!!!! Can’t wait to fish with you again!!!!John Black recommends Reefslayer Charters
Replied to this review on January 23, 2017
Thank you so much John for the great review!!!! Can’t wait to fish with you again!!!!
Went fishing on January 15, 2017
Had a great time fishing wirh Joe nice boat.would highly recommend him and his firstmate Chewy Captain Joe knew where the fish were did not have to spend time looking caught lots of fish, it was well worth the money for the trip, Going to charter another trip soon Thanks Joe from the 4 of us
Fished January 2017Elvis Ott • Fished January 15, 2017Replied to this review on January 16, 2017
Thanks so much I had an awesome time!!! Can’t wait to do it again!!!!Elvis Ott recommends Reefslayer Charters
Replied to this review on January 16, 2017
Thanks so much I had an awesome time!!! Can’t wait to do it again!!!!
Went fishing on May 24, 2016
Friendly and knowledgable. He did everything he could to help us catch the big one . He had multiple bait,spots and even pulled out the trolling poles.. we caught several fish but the big one did elude us .
Fished May 2016John Diskin • Fished May 24, 2016John Diskin recommends Reefslayer Charters
Centennial Park And Boat Ramp, Sarasota
, FL 34236, United States