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 waters his whole life. He has been running charters full time for 5 years now, and has welcomed many customers aboard his boat. A fishing specialist himself, Capt. Christopher can accommodate anglers who want to try different techniques. He is one of 6 captains in the area who has been gulf and reef permitted, meaning he can fish past 9 miles.

You will be fishing from a 28’ Parker with room for up to 6 anglers to come along. The boat is powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines and comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, and an ice box to store your catch. The boat is also fitted 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. The waters are home to Speckled Trout, and Sharks. 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, as well as Gatorade and soda. 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. 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
    12 Hour Extreme Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,750
    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
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    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
    Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you will explore the nearshore reefs, targeting a variety of species inhabiting them. The fish caught on this trip are smaller, making it a great trip for anglers of all skill levels. 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!
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About the Captain

Christopher Brackett
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
162 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with captain chris and first mate Scott
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Awesome Time, Real Deep Sea Fishing. Captain Chris can go out further than 9 miles.  Can the fishing Captain you hired do that?
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Varun S.
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Half day with Capn Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) on February 18, 2021
Captain Chris, first mate Scot, and the Norwegian Lady run a great trip.  Big roomy boat, twin 300’s to get you where you...
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Real Deep Sea Fishing with Captain Chris.  Super awesome time.  Super great guy and Captain… Caught lots...
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West Seneca, NY
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 20, 2021
Captain Chris and first mate Scot👍👍  they took me and my better half out for a 6hr run, couldn’t have asked for a...
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Half day trip with Captain Chris Brackett

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
Great captain and first mate, we had two boys under 12 with us and they did a great job getting us on fish and helping our...
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Gene D.
Lyndhurst, NJ
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Half day trip with captain chris and first mate Scott

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) on November 26, 2021
These guys are aces best in the biz great with the kids lot of action and the boat is super clean can’t wait to re book next...
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FAQs about Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 10 Hour Offshore Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,000 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
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (large capacity cooler)

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 off shore charters)
  • 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
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel