Fish On Fire Charters

Fish On Fire Charters invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime on the beautiful waters of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is a very large bay that is fed by 3 passes. There are mangrove shorelines with acres of healthy grass flats and a mile long bar known for its Snook and Redfish. If you’re more of a nearshore angler, there’s a selection of nearby reefs and wrecks for you to enjoy as well.

Captain Marc is a Florida native who is as passionate today as the first time he held a fishing rod 40 years ago. He will work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable day on the water whether you are a seasoned fisherman or a beginner. You will have a relaxed and patient Captain by your side, and an informative day on the water.

On inshore trips, you’ll fish for species such as Trout, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and more. The city of Sarasota is known for its nighttime fishing for Snook, and of course, there is the Silver King. The prehistoric fish that puts up an unforgettable fight and tests your mental and physical abilities.

When it comes to nearshore trips, expect to go as far as 9 miles out during a full day trip. You will mainly be fishing for the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Tripletail, and others. Marc is happy to give you a hand whether you’re looking to do some bottom fishing for delicious Snapper or maybe trolling for game fish.

Captain Marc will take you out on his 23’ Skeeter bay boat powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This powerful beauty will get you out and back in without wasting your time. It is a fast and secure boat with comfortable seating that contains all the USCG approved safety gear and navigational equipment.

Fish On Fire Charters will provide you with the fishing gear and will talk to you prior to your trip in order to customize it to your desires, skill level, and what you want to catch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    Each year mid-May through mid-July this area of Florida experiences a tremendous Tarpon migration just off the beaches. You'll target these hard fighting fish by sight casting crabs, artificial baits, or on the fly — then hold on tight! I limit this trip to 3 people due to the nature of of the fishery, with big baits and big hooks all being cast at same time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Sarasota has a lot to offer any type of fisherman. Make the most of your day with this 8 hour charter, which could take you fishing for anything from King Mackerel to Pompano, and just about everything else in between! This trip is fully customizable for your preferred technique, so whether you prefer light tackle or fly, inshore or nearshore, you'll be able to find what you're looking for on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Spend six hours on the water, exploring the many opportunities fishing in Sarasota can offer you. Head out to the wrecks and reefs to fish for Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and Cobia, or stay in shore for Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, and Pompano. Can't decide which to choose? This trip gives you the time to try a bit of everything on light tackle or fly!
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Snook (2MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    You will be fishing the famous Snook alley! This is the most narrow spot of the intercostal waterway on the entire west coast of Florida. The funneling of water causes very swift water which Snook love! Snook are naturally nocturnal feeders and stage in the eddies in and around dock and bridge lights waiting for baits to wash by in the currents. If you want to target Snook this a very exciting experience. You will possibly see hundreds of Snooks waiting to devour you baits!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Whether you want to fish for Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Key West Grunts, or King Mackerel on our offshore reefs and wrecks, or battle Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Mackerel and Pompano inshore on light tackle or fly rods, all trips can be customized to your desired fishing technique.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip can be customized to fit your own fishing needs and preferences. Whether you'd rather head to the reefs and wrecks to battle Snapper, Grouper, Key West Grunts, Cobia, or King Mackerel, or stay inshore for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Pompano, or Mackerel, you're bound to find something for you here on light tackle or fly rods.
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About the Captain

Marc Laurin
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
37 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Marc is a Florida native, originally from Palm Beach County where he grew up fishing local bridges, spillways, and inlets, and eventually offshore on the East Coast. He worked as an executive chef with companies such as Tommy Bahamas, Radisson Suites, Morton’s Steakhouse and other fine restaurants. In 1995 he took a backcountry flats fishing trip to the Sarasota andCharlotte Harbor areas and was hooked. He started a business here and has not looked back since.

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Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Checks
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Todd R.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Captain Marc was fantastic

VERIFIED   May 3, 2019
I can’t say enough good things about Captain Marc.  He made our trip both fun and informative.  He cares about...
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Charles C.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Night Snook Trip

NEW  March 24, 2020
2nd year with Capt. Marc Excellent results catching snook on both occasions   Capt Marc knows where to find the fish...
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Orlando, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   December 22, 2019
My 13 year old son and I were scheduled for a half day trip with Captain Mike. Because of the weather we were not able to follow...
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Lehigh Acres, FL
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Half Day Morning Trip with Captain Marc

VERIFIED   February 3, 2020
Captain Marc was a very good guide who had a wealth of knowledge. Due to sea sickness we had to move into the bay and Marc...
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Los Angeles, CA
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Awesome Time

VERIFIED   February 24, 2020
Had a wonderful day on the water with my little one. Conditions not the best but Captain Marc worked hard to put us on some...
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