Reel Tight Fishing Charters

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1265 Old Stickney Point Rd
Sarasota FL, United States

Reel Tight Fishing Charters offers you the opportunity to see beautiful Sarasota from a whole new perspective. The Captain is a knowledgeable and professional fisherman, who knows how to put his clients on fish. On a day out with him, you will be able to target a variety of fish and experience a first class service.

Step aboard their 24 ft saltwater fishing boat, powered by a 250 HP SHO Yamaha engine. The vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and is rigged with navigational electronics, including a GPS and a fish finder. It is equipped with 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 six anglers.

Each trip with Reel Tight Fishing Charters can be easily 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. There are three packages available: a four-hour trip, a six-hour, and an eight-hour trip. Among your targeted species will be Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Gag Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Tripletail. The Captain is also especially great with kids, so a day out with him is fun for all ages.

During the trip of your choosing, you will be provided with the fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home. The only thing you might want to bring with you is your own food and drinks.

Join Reel Tight Fishing Charters as they take on the trip of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This package is ideal for those who are up for a challenge. Your day out on the stunning waters of Sarasota can be customized according to your needs and personal preferences. Anglers of all ages and any expertise are welcome aboard!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Evening Tarpon - MAX 3
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 10 Aug
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    An epic local favorite thing to do is dip crabs and throw them at Tarpon in the pass! The "Silver King" will be gorging on crabs as they flow in massive numbers out of "the pass". Join us as we battle the KING! Once the sun goes down we will then make our way to the bridges the same way the fish do and prepare once again for battle!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Tarpon - MAX 3
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 10 Aug
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Want to chase the "Silver King" down the beach? Hook up with Reel Tight Fishing Charters and start the morning early before the heat sets in. We will have plenty of chances to catch them. We see schools in big numbers and promise some adrenaline pumping action.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Depending on your preferences and the fish you want to target, the Captain will customize this trip to your needs. You will be able to fish the beautiful waters of Sarasota and have a memorable experience with Reel Tight Fishing Charters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Depending on your preferences and the fish you want to target, the Captain will customize this trip to your needs. You will be able to fish the beautiful waters of Sarasota and have a memorable experience with Reel Tight Fishing Charters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Pick up at the "North Bridge". Inshore and Nearshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snappers, Groupers and a variety of other species. Certain times of year we can catch the sun set. Book your trip Today!!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip will see you sailing the beautiful waters of the Sarasota region! Depending on your preferences and which fish you would like to go for, the Captain will customize the trip to suit your needs.
  • Private trip
    Sunset/Night Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Sunset Special! We like to call it magic hour. The fish will turn on with the lights going out. We have underwater lights that surround our bay areas that give us a great opportunity to catch snook, redfish, jacks, trout and other species. What's special about the night bite is being able to see the fish eat your bait! We encourage this charter for guests who are sensitive to the sun.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Grouper (Gag)
  Jack Crevalle
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Redfish
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook

  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon
  Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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.
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
Checks
American Express

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

About the Charter Operator

Reel Tight Fishing Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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Reel Tight Fishing Charters is owned by a knowledgeable and professional army veteran, who has over 20 years of fishing experience. Born and raised in Florida, working as a freelance mate for private sport fishing yachts throughout the Gulf and Caribbean region.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Sarasota Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews

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Constantly pulling up lines.  Fish after fish.  Captain was great with 8 year old daughter.  Had a blast

Fished June 19, 2018
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Brian was an awesome captain.. we had a great time. caught enough fish for dinner!  We’ll be back.

Fished June 18, 2018
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I had previously talked about going further offshore, but we weren’t set up for that or it wasn’t communicated well.  Our captain was a cool guy and was very nice, however we spent about 1:45 minutes getting bait somewhat unsuccessfully, and most of the other time moving spots. We probably only had 35 minutes of our lines in the water and caught 3 snook right on shore. Places we honestly could have walked to. I am a fly fishing guide in Colorado and we are always much more prepared and get people with lines in the water as much as we can. I understand that the ocean is different and takes longer, but when paying 500$ to fish we should have been fishing with lines in the water much more instead of wasting time getting bait ( which should be done before hand or time starts after that in my opinion) and with only 4 hours head out to a offshore area which we had originally thought we were doing instead of going to different peoples docks.

Fished June 17, 2018
Reel Tight Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 18, 2018

Colin, Im sorry that you guys didn’t have a great time fishing. The tackle that we use offshore is the same or similar to the gear that we use inshore (light tackle).  I spoke with Capt. Bryan about the bait situation and due to the RED TIDE that is killing all the fish that swim in that “zone” he was forced to make a move and catch bait a little bit to the north. I also heard that you brought your fly rod with you and caught a snook on the fly. Congratulations, thats a very big accomplishment and the first on our vessel. You caught three snook and thats not a bad day but not a great day by any means. The morning fishing has not been stellar with the tides and the current moon phase that we are in and you know as a “guide” that its called FISHING not CATCHING. Capt. Bryan tried the best that he could with the amount of time he was given. Maybe we can take you fishing on a different tide next time.

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Fishing Reports

BAIT TIME

June 06, 2018

We start the trip with a quick run to the "bait spot" somedays are better than others but this haul was one we had to share! Check out Capt. Bryan and his morning "work out" Read Full Report →


SNOOK ARE ON FIRE!!!!!!

June 01, 2018

Book us for an afternoon delight!!! The outgoing tides have been producing some amazing fishing! If you and your family are looking to catch some drag screaming fish then book us today! We have days available. Check out some… Read Full Report →