Dorado Jim’s Fishing Charters

910 Riverside Drive
Palmetto FL, United States

Fish the inland and coastal waters of Manatee and Sarasota Counties with Dorado Jim. Offering top level inshore fishing charters, Dorado Jim will not only show you his tried and tested techniques, but will also share his knowledge of the area’s beautiful surroundings and wildlife with everyone who comes on board his boat.

You will be fishing aboard a 2007 Dorado boat that was originally built by Dorado Holdings but was completely designed by the captain alongside the manufacturer. Equipped with a Mercury Optimax 225 and custom Morse Throttle controls, the boat gives a powerful ride, handling chop well while also being comfortable in less than 12 inches of water. This makes it perfect for fishing both inshore and nearshore, allowing you to make the most of your time on the water in Palmetto, Florida. The boat is fitted with an 8 ft Power Pole anchoring system, and it features a custom tower for excellent sight fishing. There is a huge casting deck and plenty of storage, making this a comfortable vessel for up to four anglers on charter trips.

During your trip you will be fishing with a variety of weights of tackle, with both conventional and spinning gear available. Possible target fish include Redfish, Snook,Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, and many more. All levels of angler are welcome on board, especially children.

All Tackle, bait, and licensing is included, and the captain will also gladly clean and bag your fish at the end of the trip.

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Boat Specs

Dorado (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine.

24 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Water Provided and Ice Provided
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jim Dorado Savaglio
Palmetto, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
Captain Jim "Dorado" Savaglio grew up fishing the Atlantic waters from Long Island and New York. Passionate about fishing from a young age, he moved to the west coast of Florida in the 90s, after falling in love with the area's incredible wildlife and fantastic fishing. Always passionate about the outdoors, one of his first jobs was in sales and marketing of outdoor sporting goods, and he earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry, majoring in wildlife biology. Jim has been a licensed captain since 2001, and he spends over 200 days a year on the water, guiding other people to fish and sharing his passion and knowledge of the water. He is often a guest speaker at local and national events and on Tampa Radio, and his writing has been featured in many publications. While Captain Jim has a history of being a very successful tournament fisherman, nowadays he likes to concentrate on teaching other people the joys of being out on the water.
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Response rate: 100%

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