Paradise Fly Sportfishing

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Paradise Fly Inshore Sportfishing 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 a year and a half 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.

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 Sport Fly Inshore Sportfishing 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 MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    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 offshore within 9 miles
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will cover near shore wrecks, reefs and hard bottom targeting large spanish mackeral, mangrove snapper, porgies, trigger fish and king fish. Max 4 people *no black sole shoes or spray sunscreen*
  • 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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    6 Hour Trip - Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 30
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    This six hour trip will give you more time to enjoy night time fishing. Snook and Tarpon are on fire, so the chase will be action-packed and brutal. These fish are great fighters, and you can easily get other fish as well, including Reds or Specks. The captain will furnish all the gear, as well as bait and water, and you should bring your own food. Alcohol is not allowed. Make sure to bring a camera to get photos of your catch. *No black soled shoes or aerosols onboard*
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 30
    $375
    up to 6 persons
    This four hour trip will let you try some night time fishing. This time of the year means that Snook and Tarpon are in high numbers, so the chase will be well worth the effort. The captain will provide all the gear and bait, so you can head out and explore the mangroves, flats, inlets, and inshore waters. There will be water onboard, but you should bring your own food, as well appropriate clothes. Bring a camera to make a nice shot of your catch. *No black soles or Aerosols*
  • 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
    up to 6 persons
    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: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    up to 6 persons
    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
66 Customer Reviews
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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)
Flounder
Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Sailfish
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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:
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Checks

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 66 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Mark C.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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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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Kent Z.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Chris Brackett

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
First time on a charter and we loved the experience.  Captain Chris met us at the dock on time and we got on our way. ...
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Linda N.
United States
 5.00
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Mackerel Morning with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
Captain Chris has a new and clean boat and offered a top-notch fishing experience. He was patient with everyone, including...
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Jose N.
Jacksonville, FL
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Half day in Sarasota Bay

VERIFIED   March 11, 2019
Great day on the water with Capt Chris. He was on time, the boat was clean and readily equipped. Capt Chris took us to several...
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David B.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Perfect trip and an even better Captain

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
Had an exceptional trip and would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone of all levels of fishing experience (we are...
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