Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing invites you to the waters of Sarasota for a fishing trip to remember. You can be a skilled fisherman or a novice angler looking for a nice time on the water, either way, Capt. Christopher will make sure you learn how to fish and enjoy while on the boat. Paradise Fly Sport Fishing got its name in the beginning as a fly fishing charter and has grown into what is now.

Captain Christopher has been fishing the local for over 40 years. He has been running charters full time for 10 years now, and has welcomed many customers aboard his boat. A fishing specialist himself, and experience from fishing around the world including South Africa, Dubai, Costa Rica, PEI Canada and Alaska, Capt. Christopher can accommodate anglers who want to try different techniques. He is one of 6 captains in the area who has Federal Gulf Reef and Pelagic Permits allowing anglers to fish beyond 9 miles for that trophy catch.
You will be fishing from a 28’ Parker Pilot House with room for up to 6 anglers and a private head.The boat is powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines and comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, all required federal safety equipment and an ice box to store your catch.

Trips aboard Paradise Fly Sport Fishing run throughout the year. The waters are home to Speckled Trout, and Sharks. On the other hand, fishing offshore is a chance to catch Sailfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna and much more.

When packing for your trip, you should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and some food and drinks. The captain will supply water. If you’re interested in fishing offshore, it’s a good idea to contact Capt. Christopher ahead of time to see what’s in season and weather conditions.A first mate will be on board all offshore charters to help you with everything from fishing to cleaning catch. For his efforts, 20% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

So, call your fishing buddy and come aboard for some fine fishing out of Sarasota!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $700
    On this trip, you will explore the nearshore and offshore reefs out to 15 miles targeting a variety of species inhabiting them. The captain will supply the fishing gear, bait, and license. You should bring your own food, sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Please make sure not to wear black-soled shoes and to bring lotion sunscreen (not spray). This is a great way to experience Sarasota - peaceful but action-packed!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $700
    The same trip as the AM trip, but starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,100
    This trip will take you and your party approximately 30 miles offshore for Red Grouper, Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail, and other species. This trip allows more time to go for larger fish in deeper water. The first mate will be on board to assist you during your trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    This trip is your choice of trolling or bottom fishing. Depending on the season, you can troll for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and other fast-swimming pelagics. If you're after Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and other delicacies, try bottom fishing or deep dropping in up to 80 feet of water. Please contact the captain ahead of time if you're interested in catching Gag Grouper or Red Snapper since the legal season to keep these fish is brief. No black soles or aerosols on board.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,850
    This trip is similar to the 8 hour one but gives you a bit more time to find that pelagic catch of a lifetime. You'll head about 50 to 60 miles offshore and fish the deep waters searching for a trophy.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Extreme Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,250
    This trip will take you and your party out to 70 miles and the possibility to catch a monster along with a multitude of pelagics. You'll typically head out and 7 AM and come back by 7 PM.
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FAQs about Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,850 per group - 10 Hour Offshore Trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group - 12 Hour Extreme Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet lower birth with built in facilities
  • GPS Simrad EVO3s
  • Fishfinder Simrad EVO 3s
  • Bed Lower birth
  • Live Bait Well 120 gallons
  • Outriggers For trolling
  • Ice Box large capacity cooler and fish box
  • Radar Simrad 5g dual range with bird search

Trips booked with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Crowder rods, Accurate Penn snd Shamano reels)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (on all charters, gratuity not included in price)
  • Fishing License

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Christopher Brackett
Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
218 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Born and raised in Sarasota and have been fishing the local area since I was a child, have always loved the water and the challenges associated with fishing, watching clients catch fish brings me more joy than catching fish myself.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
lower birth with built in facilities
GPS
Simrad EVO3s
Fishfinder
Simrad EVO 3s
Bed
Lower birth
Live Bait Well
120 gallons
Outriggers
For trolling

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Crowder rods, Accurate Penn snd Shamano reels
Live Bait
Caught before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
on all charters, gratuity not included in price
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
4 hr. Trip recommende for children
You Keep Catch
Mate will clean catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release is only recomended on near shore
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 0.5% charge will apply.

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