“Reel Knowledge Fishing” offers exciting adventures on the waters surrounding Sarasota, Florida. If you’re looking for a memorable day out, fishing with an experienced and professional guide, Captain Josh Harris is your man. He works hard to provide excellent service while putting you on the fish of your dreams!

Your vessel for the day is a 20’ Kenner saltwater fishing boat, which can comfortably accommodate up to 3 anglers. She’s outfitted with the latest in navigational electronics, including GPS and Fishfinder, as well as a live well and ice box to keep your catch fresh.

You’ll explore the Sun Coast’s beautiful waters in search of a variety of delicious inshore and nearshore fish. Explore the backcountry and flats and you’ll hook into the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Head a little further out and there’s plenty of Grouper and Sheepshead to be had too!

Capt. Josh brings along all the gear and live bait you need for a successful day. If you decide to keep any of your catch, he’ll clean and fillet it for you after you’ve returned to the dock. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and you’re ready to head out!

Experience an incredible day of fishing in Sarasota’s waters with Reel Knowledge Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    There's nothing quite like a full 7 hours of exploring the productive inshore and nearshore waters surrounding Sarasota! You'll go after Sheepshead, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Jack Creavalle in this productive fishery. All of your gear is already on board, as is live bait, ice, and bottled water. Bring any other drinks and snacks you need to keep you going and sail away!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Explore the productive inshore waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Snook, and Sheepshead in the flats, backcountry, and beyond. No need to worry about gear or live bait – Capt. Josh takes care of that. He also brings along bottled water and ice and you're free to pack any other refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    If afternoons are your active hours head out on this 4-hour PM trip! You'll explore the waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor and hook into the likes Redfish, Snook, and Sheepshead. Capt. Josh provides all of your gear, as well as live bait, water, and ice. Bring along any other snacks or refreshments you'd like and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Josh Harris
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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125 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2017
Captain Josh Harris is one of Florida's most knowledgeable guides. After many years of working as a local PGA golf instructor, he's now committed full-time to guiding. Capt. Josh has been fishing the Florida waters for over 15 years. He is an official CCA Florida Guide and has successfully taken part in many saltwater inshore fishing tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Kenner (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 140HP 2018 Suzuki 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
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 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Wendy P.
Bellevue, OH
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Amazing time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on April 22, 2021
This was our first time to Florida. My husband loves to fish so we booked a half day trip with captain Josh. We couldn’t...
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Dan S.
United States
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"Best of the Best"

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 12, 2021
We have been vacationing and fishing on the gulf coast of Florida for the last 35 years and booked charters with many captains...
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Mathias J.
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Fish On & Slimy High-Fives

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 11, 2020
I would absolutely recommend Josh to anyone looking for a fantastic fishing trip. He is an outstanding Captain and you will...
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Dan B.
Wenatchee, WA
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Full day with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 4, 2021
Josh is incredibly good and knowledgeable at what he does. He is well experienced Captain, safety is his first priority....
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Chris W.
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Great Day in Sarasota Bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 16, 2020
This was an outstanding trip. Captain Josh was extremely knowledgeable and a terrific guide. He has you fishing constantly...
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FAQs about Reel Knowledge Fishing

Reel Knowledge Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Knowledge Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Lawrence elite)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (2018 Rhodan GPS remote controlled)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Knowledge Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Knowledge Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Knowledge Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Knowledge Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon