Fish On Fire Charters

Sarasota FL, United States - Show map
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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 bluewater fan, there’s a selection of offshore trips 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 offshore trips, expect to go as far as 15 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.

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

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Trip Date:
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon (3 PAX)
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • 8 Hour Fishing Charter
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • 6 Hour Sunset Charter
    6 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • 6 Hour Fishing Charter
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • US$ 400 private charter
  • US$ 350 private charter
  • US$ 350 private charter
  • 4 Hour Morning Fishing Charter
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Grouper (Gag)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

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

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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


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:
American Express

About the Captain

Marc Laurin
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Sarasota Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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My girl and I did a half day trip with Capt Marc.  Started out by meeting up in Siesta Key instead of Downtown Sarasota and saved us both some time.  He was on time, and the boat looked great.  A strong cold front came through a few days earlier and threw off the bite, so we adjusted the plan from original. 

Started out on some stripped convicts to start the day, and it was perfect to get my girl comfortable with the boat and gear, and we scored about 10-15 along with a nice dolphin encounter which made her even happier.  After about an hour, we moved on to find some trout.  We had to do some searching, but eventually got into some non stop action.  We even managed to get some early Spanish Mack action going scoring a couple of those.  In the end, we did catch and release all day as we were on vaca and no intention of bringing them home with us, but we probably added about 25-30 trout to the Sheepies and Macks. 

Great day overall, I had fun fishing all day and Capt Marc did a great job of keeping my girl happy, fishin and catching all day.  Capt Marc even kept us out a bit longer to make up for the longer ride we took to find them.  Look forward to booking a snook trip with you soon.

Thanks again.

Fished March 17, 2018
Marc Laurin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 19, 2018

Wow John! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. Much appreciated. You guys were great, thanks for fishing with me

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Had a good day fishing with Captain Marc. There were 3 of us. He was very friendly and professional. Got us to the fish and filleted our catch. Clean new roomy bay boat with all the amenities. We highly recommend him.

Fished March 16, 2018
Marc Laurin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 17, 2018

Thanks John! We were so busy catching fish we forgot to take some photos. Hope you enjoyed some fish dinner. I look forward to fishing with you again.

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Let me start by saying we are novice fishermen, with no experience in the Sarasota Bay.

Took my 6 year old son and Father-in-law for a two hour trip. Capt. Marc was great with kids! My son was a little nervous at first but warmed up quickly. We had really windy conditions but Capt. Marc still came through. We caught several species at two different locations.

The boat and equipment was top notch (he takes credit cards on the boat) and very comfortable. Capt. Marc would help as much or as little as we wanted. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and the fish. He stopped the boat so we could see a school of Dolphin play in the Bay.

He cleaned and filleted our catch and sent us on our way. My son is still talking about the trip a week after. Overall great experience and we will be booking with Capt. Marc next year for sure!

Fished March 14, 2018
Marc Laurin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 21, 2018

Thank you Ben. I am so glad you had a good time. It always make me happy to see a kid so excited about catching fish, he is a natural. I look forward to next year. I think we used your phone to take photos so please forward me a few pics that I can post on report.

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Fishing Reports

Sarasota Bay and Charlotte Habor

March 01, 2018

Booked a trip with Bill of Bradenton and his son Randy from Ohio. We fished one day in Sarasota mixing up a little offshore reef in the morning, where we caught Trigger fish, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, and even an… Read Full Report →

Night Snook fishing is on Fire

February 04, 2018

I ran two night snook trips this week and they were hungry. Jim woods from Atlanta fished with me using light tackle spin gear. The snook were feeding on 3/4 inch tiny minnow which can be problematic on spinning… Read Full Report →