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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 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $625
    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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    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
    $450
    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
    $375
    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
    $375
    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 the Captain

Marc Laurin
Sarasota, Florida, United States
105 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly 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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks

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
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Half Day with Capt. Marc Lauren / Fish on Fire

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 23, 2020
The only regret I have about this trip is I should have booked a whole day!  Marc is a highly knowledgeable, very professional...
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Best Half Day Trip with Captain Marc Laurin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 21, 2021
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 3, 2021
Can’t beat the value. Capt Marc had his work cut out for him on our trip- terrible cold spell, high winds, rough water. He...
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Fishing with Marc

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2020
Captain Marc got us on fish all day!!  He kept my 6 year old busy reeling in a variety of fish!!  We had plenty to bring...
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2 half day trips with Capt. Marc

Half Day Trip (AM) on November 23, 2020
We had an outstanding day with captain Marc catching King Mackerel, sharks, and Bonita. So good that we booked him again the...
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FAQs about Fish On Fire Charters

Fish On Fire Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Night Trip – Snook (2MAX) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish On Fire Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish On Fire Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (High quality gear Shimano, St Croix, Star, Penn)
  • Live Bait (Upon Prior Request. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis equipment)

Fish On Fire Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish On Fire Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish On Fire Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail