Fish On Fire Charters

1059 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL, United States

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
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Jun
    US$ 600
    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 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    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 - Sunset Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 475
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy fishing the inshore/nearshore waters of beautiful Sarasota and ending the day with a sunset cruise back to the dock. We will be fishing for species such as Seatrout, Pompano, Bluefish, Grunts, Flounder, Snook, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    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 [3 MAX]
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing our famous Snook alley! This area is the Intracoastal Waterway's narrowest spot on the the entire West Coast, causing a funnel effect and very fast water which Snook love. This is very exciting fishing since you will see the fish feeding and taking your bait. Fly fishing is a great technique for this type of fishing. This trip is limited to 3 people due to the nature of the fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    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 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 375
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
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 Included
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 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
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Marc Laurin
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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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%

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5.00
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mei Liu
Columbus, OH
 5.00
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Morning 4 hour trip with Captain Marc Laurin

VERIFIED   April 17, 2018
We booked for a morning fishing trip with Captain Marc Laurin on a Tuesday, unfortunately, there was a severe storm on the...
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Chuck Millberg
Parrish, Florida
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3/4 day trip with Captain Marc on 4/4/18

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
We have a saying in Minnesota that “the fishing is always good, but sometimes the catching isn’t.” ...
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John Hrobuchak
Spring Hill, Florida
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Great half day trip with Capt Marc

VERIFIED   March 17, 2018
My girl and I did a half day trip with Capt Marc.  Started out by meeting up in Siesta Key instead of Downtown Sarasota...
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Benjamin Lombardi
Beachwood, OH
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Great fishing experience!

VERIFIED   March 14, 2018
Let me start by saying we are novice fishermen, with no experience in the Sarasota Bay. Took my 6 year old son and...
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Winter Park, Florida
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Fun trip!

January 11, 2018
I was visiting from college and decided to take this trip with my dad and brother, and I’m glad I did. We took a short...
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