Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

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Paradise Fly Sport Fishing invites you to the waters of Sarasota for a fishing trip to remember. You can be a skilled fly 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.

Captain Christopher has been fishing the local waters his whole life. He has been running charters full time for two and a half years now, and has welcomed many customers aboard his boat. A fly fishing specialist himself, Capt. Christopher can accommodate anglers who want to try many different techniques. He is one of 6 captains in the area who has been gulf and reef permitted, meaning he can carry passengers past 9 miles.

You will be fishing from a 25’ Robalo with space for up to six anglers to come along. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, and an ice box to store your catch. The boat is also equipped with outriggers to allow for shallow and deep water trolling, if you choose to head offshore.

Trips aboard Paradise Fly Sport Fishing run throughout the year. Cast your line in the mangrove and flats around Sarasota or head up offshore. Inshore waters are home to Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. During Tarpon and Snook season (from May to August), you can even try night time trips! On the other hand, fishing offshore is a chance to catch Sailfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, 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 onboard, as well as Gatorade and soda. The captain will catch live bait before the trip, so you’re good to go the moment you hop on. If you’re interested in fishing offshore, you’re encouraged to contact Capt. Christopher ahead of time to see what’s in season.

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
    Full Day Trip -Offshore 4 GUEST MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    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. Four passengers max. *No black soles or aerosols onboard*
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 30
    $775
    This full day trip takes you fishing around inshore waters and coastal beach front sight targeting the SilverKing! Tarpon are very weary and spook easily, this trip takes time but is well worth the effort! The captain will supply all the gear and license. You should bring your own food. No alcohol is allowed onboard. Pack sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. *No black soles or aerosols onboard*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore (4 PEOPLE MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This trip will take you and your party offshore approx. 25 miles in search of large Mangrove and Grey Snapper, Greater Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, large Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and Cobia. This trip is for 4 anglers max.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    This AM trip is a good starting point even for less experienced anglers. You will explore the inshore bay and inlets, mangroves and surrounding canals for Speckled Trout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Sharks. The captain will supply the fishing gear, bait, and license. You should bring your own food, sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. The captain will help you out and will teach you how to cast. This is a great way to experience Sarasota - peaceful but action-packed! *No black soles or aerosols*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for Speckled Trout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Sharks, scouting around mangroves and flats. The captain will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. You should prepare your own food, and bring sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Captain Christopher will help you out and teach you how to present the bait. A good option for novice anglers as well. You will focus on fishing and learn how it's done. **Please note no black soled shoes or aerosols**
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About the Captain

Christopher Brackett
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
102 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
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

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Keith B.
Duluth, GA
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   May 12, 2020
Capt Chris had no control over the perfect weather we had or the wonderful company (my wife and life’s companion and...
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Marta R.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Honest Captain Christopher Barkett

VERIFIED   NEW  June 21, 2020
Captain Barkett called in advance to let us make the decision to go or not to go for the fishing trip. It was 89 degrees and...
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Dominique L.
Peralta, NM
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Son's graduation fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 30, 2020
Captain Chris was a great guide.  Made the day amazing for our family. We caught 4 different kinds of fish (red grouper, ...
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Jeff S.
Apopka, FL
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A new freind

VERIFIED   NEW  June 15, 2020
I always look for good charters and once I find a good one I continue to go back. Captain Chris did a great job teaching me...
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Mark C.
Winder, GA
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
First off, the boat is impeccable, well equipped and clean. Our trip included my wife and 3 grandchildren, aged 6,...
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