Fast Cast Fishing - Sarasota

Fast Cast Fishing is your company if you are after some fine angling and big catches. Let the crew take you to the prolific waters of Sarasota and all the way down to Venice, Florida.

Explore the West Coast in comfort and style aboard a 26’ Pathfinder. Its 300 HP Yamaha motor will power you and 5 buddies to the hottest grounds in the area. The boat is equipped with the finest equipment by the leading brands, such as Shimano, Minn Kota, Power-Pole, and other.

The boat is designed to put you on fish. Combine it with the captain’s talent and vast knowledge, and get a recipe for a successful trip. Whether you want to check the open nearshore water, stay a bit closer, or spend your whole day chasing the ‘Silver King’ Tarpon, there is a trip for you.

Get your hands on shallow water hunters, such as Redfish and Snook. Explore the reefs and get a healthy dose of Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Your expertise doesn’t matter at all - as long as you have a desire to catch fish and have fun doing it.

All trips come inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and a fishing license to cover your group. When you’re done catching your weekly dinner, it will be cleaned for you at the end of the trip. You might need to bring your own snacks and drinks with you. However, drinking water will be provided by the captain.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (8 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (6 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (6 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    We have plenty of sharks all year round in the area, from Bulls, Tigers, Lemon, HammerHeads and so forth. You never know what some bloody bait will attract.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (6 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper Fishing (4 hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    If you are looking for the BIG one, this is what you want. Not for the week, bring your strong arms and get ready to man handle a beast via hand line or Rod and Reel.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing (4 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    If you looking to get on some meat and keep the rods bent this is the trip. Great for all ages and fun for all.

About the Captain

Lou Silva
Nokomis, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2017
With over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf from Sarasota Bay to Fort Myers beach, Capt Lou will keep your line tight and your face smiling! Catering to anglers of all ability levels, he will be able to tailor any trip to your needs.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Grouper (Gag)
Permit
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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Bryan C.
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VERIFIED   April 2, 2018
We would have loved to share our photos but we were too busy catching fish to stop and take photos. 4 of us over 160 fish!!...
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