Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota

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, 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
    Three Hour Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    We are offering a fall special! The three hour tour is designed for the guest that want non stop action. We fish close to home and get on the fish quick. These are strickly inshore trips. We will not travel “offshore.” We will fish the beach and back water. Captains will bait your hooks and clean your catch! Snook, Trout, Redfish, Kingfish and Cobia make up our fall fishing fun! Book now!!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    Pick up at the "North Bridge". Inshore and nearshore fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snappers, Groupers, and a variety of other species. At certain times of the year, you'll even catch the sunset. Book your trip today!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    The 4 hour inshore trip is perfect for families that want to fish for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Trout. It's a great trip for guests that want to get on the fish quickly and be back to the dock by noon!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $850
    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 Morning Fishing Charter
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $850
    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
    8 Hour Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,050
    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!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 232 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Capt Andy was fantastic
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Paul And Anna Oettinger
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Capt Andy was fantastic

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Morning Fishing Charter on April 27, 2024
One of the best fishing captains we have ever fished with. Andy was very knowledgeable about the fish we we fishing for. ...
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Ang S.
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So knowledgeable!! Great guide!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter on July 24, 2023
Half-day morning slot with Andy. Professional, incredibly experienced, expert on the water. We learned so much about every...
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Wendy A.
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Fishing with Matt

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter on July 8, 2023
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David D.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter on May 16, 2024
Captain Andy was terrific - full of knowledge and an impatient fisherman - made sure we got to where the fish were if they...
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Paul H.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter on August 9, 2023
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FAQs about Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Three Hour Special (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Afternoon Fishing Charter (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Morning Fishing Charter (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour Fishing Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We will always have the bait on the boat before the guests arrive. We make sure rods are rigged and ready as well. If by chance we catch bait with the guests on board we do NOT take that time away from the guests. We will add the time back for them. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We do NOT charge any extra to clean your catch. We do it free of charge! Let our captains clean your catch today! )
  • Drinks (Bottled Water )
  • Fishing License (The captains fishing license covers all the guests on board. The captains are also coast guard certified and belong to a drug consortium. We take this very serious and have employees that are reservist in the Coast Guard. )

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (By law we are only permitted to go 9 miles. Being an inshore nearshore company we typically stay inshore and in the backwater. Making sure our guests are comfortable and safe are our biggest concerns. We will not go offshore if it’s rough. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bring your own gear)

Top targeted fish species with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Charter Operator

Reel Tight Fishing Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
56 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
390 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Reel Tight Fishing Charters was re-established in December of 2016. The owner, Matt Fueyo, ran charters for over 20 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 is 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 Reel Tight Fishing Charters show you how a professional program operates.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) 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
By law we are only permitted to go 9 miles. Being an inshore nearshore company we typically stay inshore and in the backwater. Making sure our guests are comfortable and safe are our biggest concerns. We will not go offshore if it’s rough.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Bring your own gear

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We will always have the bait on the boat before the guests arrive. We make sure rods are rigged and ready as well. If by chance we catch bait with the guests on board we do NOT take that time away from the guests. We will add the time back for them.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We do NOT charge any extra to clean your catch. We do it free of charge! Let our captains clean your catch today!
Drinks
Bottled Water
Fishing License
The captains fishing license covers all the guests on board. The captains are also coast guard certified and belong to a drug consortium. We take this very serious and have employees that are reservist in the Coast Guard.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Kids are always welcome on the boats! We ask that they are 4 years of age or older. Kids under six are required to wear a life jacket. Bring your own or use one of ours. Either way we look forward to having your kids out with us for some fishing fun!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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