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High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota

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trips from $325

Stellar Action Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (24)
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trips from $450

Capt. Todd Walker – Bay Walker One Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (37)
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trips from $400

Suncoast Fishing Adventures

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (168)
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trips from $350

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (165)
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trips from $600

Rodbender Fishing Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (371)
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trips from $200

Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (232)
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trips from $600

James Gibson Charters LLC

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (99)
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trips from $225

Explorer Fishing Charters

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trips from $600

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (204)
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trips from $412

If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven in Florida for your fishing vacation, chances are, you’ll end up in Sarasota. With the gorgeous name-sake bay right on the doorstep and beaches as far as the eye can see, spending time here is all the rest you need. Add to that a couple of trips with Sarasota fishing charters, and it just doesn’t get any better.
 
The inshore action is what put Sarasota on the map, and it’s inshore fishing you just can’t miss out while you’re here. No angler can resist the top-notch bite of Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout available all year. If that’s not enough, come in spring for King Mackerel and in summer for the Tarpon bite that just doesn’t quit.
 
Venture out to the nearshore waters and you could catch Sheepshead, Cobia, Jacks, and Bluefish. A bit further out, you’ll find Barracuda, Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Sharks hanging around the numerous reefs. You’re after the trophies of offshore fishing? A deep sea fishing charter will take you 100 miles from land, where you can wrestle Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and Wahoo.
 
Competitive anglers can join one of the many well-known fishing tournaments and try their luck. The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, Sarasota Slam, Suncoast Saltwater Shootout, and Yellowfin Billfish Classic are all world-class. Better bring your game face though, because the competition will be stiff!
 
As you can see, whether you come to Sarasota with your family, angling buddies, or ready for your solo fishing quest, you won’t be disappointed. This rich fishery is open year-round, and expert guides have a trip for every taste and level.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing with a licensed Sarasota fishing charter, all necessary fishing licenses are included in the price. Solo fishermen need to know local regulations and have an appropriate fishing license before they start fishing.

Sarasota
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Based on 23911 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January is peak Grouper season. Red, Black, Scamp, and Gag Grouper are all around in big numbers, and there's even a chance of seeing Goliath Groupers further offshore.
February
Hit the reefs for Sheepshead, Tripletail, Grouper, and Cobia, or stay inshore and fish for the local Flounder, Redfish, and Trout. There's also a strong chance of running into some Amberjack and Kingfish further out.
March
March sees the arrival of way more reef fish, including Triggerfish, Barracuda, and Black Seabass. This is also when the Redfish and Seatrout really start biting hard, making for great fly fishing in the cool, dry weather.
April
Things really start heating up, with Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Bonito all in full swing. Inshore you will see big numbers of Snook, Pompano, and Bluefish join the regular crowd for some added action.
May
The Tarpon and Permit are coming into season, and the rain hasn't kicked in yet, so this is the perfect time for fly fishing. Don't miss the Sarasota Tarpon Tournament for the best action around.
June
The Suncoast Saltwater Shootout kicks off across all depths of water, heralding big Billfish offshore. This is also the beginning of the Red Snapper season, so there will be plenty for you to do on the water.
July
Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Billfish can all be found offshore, so sign up for the Yellowfin Billfish Classic if you think you have what it takes. Plenty of fun inshore too, with Tarpon, Permit, Pompano, and Snook all hungry and ready to bite!
August
It's the wettest month of the year, but who cares? You have the Sarasota Slam offshore, some seriously active reefs just outside the bay, and an all-star cast of game fish in the shallows. Sign us up!
September
The summer winds down slowly and uneventfully... somewhere else! Here, you've got Barracuda, King Mackerel, Tuna, Bluefish, Tarpon, Amberjack, and Sharks, and that's without even getting into the deeper waters way offshore!
October
The Mangrove Coastal Conservation Association's Fall Fly Fishing Challenge offers great fun for a great cause and gives you something to do when you're not busy catching Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Ladyfish.
November
As the Snapper leave, the Grouper arrive, keeping up constant action on the reefs. November also dangles the opportunity for some lucky anglers to fish the famous Lake Parrish for Bass in the Fish United Way Tournament.
December
Spend the holiday season down in the sun, fishing for Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Flounder inshore, along with Grouper and Sheepshead out on the reefs. 70°F and sunny sure sounds good this time of year!

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Don't expect to catch many keepers, but lots here to catch! Saw manatee and dolphin too!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't expect to catch many keepers, but lots here to catch! Saw manatee and dolphin too!
Laura  W.
Laura W. Sarasota, Florida
If possible (not sure it is), check when fish are more likely to be moving and plentiful. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If possible (not sure it is), check when fish are more likely to be moving and plentiful. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Steven  C.
Steven C. Bradenton, FL
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!
Kelly  H.
Kelly H. Bradenton, FL
Make sure your captain knows the best areas to catch your “menu” fish. You may want to call ahead to discuss.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure your captain knows the best areas to catch your “menu” fish. You may want to call ahead to discuss.
Keith  S.
Keith S. Mount Gilead, OH
The only problem with May is the love bugs but they really weren't that bad, though we didn't hit them at the height of their season. After a couple of months of enforced lockdown due to the virus, this was a more than welcomed diversion.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The only problem with May is the love bugs but they really weren't that bad, though we didn't hit them at the height of their season. After a couple of months of enforced lockdown due to the virus, this was a more than welcomed diversion.
Keith  B.
Keith B. Duluth, GA
Get ready for fun! The fishing was hot and heavy! Snapper and Grouper were plentiful.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get ready for fun! The fishing was hot and heavy! Snapper and Grouper were plentiful.
William  K.
William K. Bradenton, Florida
Local knowledge is important, particularly with regards to local fishing areas/weather. Camille was knowledgeable and looked after our family for our 4 hour trip
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Local knowledge is important, particularly with regards to local fishing areas/weather. Camille was knowledgeable and looked after our family for our 4 hour trip
Tony  C.
Tony C. Sarasota, FL
There are different kinds of water for different experiences. Try them all. Fabulous for salt water fly fishing too!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
There are different kinds of water for different experiences. Try them all. Fabulous for salt water fly fishing too!!
Annemarie  A.
Annemarie A. St. Petersburg, Florida
Fishing in Siesta Key requires a knowledgeable guide to put you on the type of fish you are looking for. Captain Tony of Freedom Fishing Charters is that guide service.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing in Siesta Key requires a knowledgeable guide to put you on the type of fish you are looking for. Captain Tony of Freedom Fishing Charters is that guide service.
Steve  C.
Steve C. St. Petersburg, FL
Maybe wait till the weather forecast is good as I’ve fished Sarasota twice and been disappointed with the weather.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maybe wait till the weather forecast is good as I’ve fished Sarasota twice and been disappointed with the weather.
Norman  K.
Norman K. Indianapolis, Indiana
Take the fishing as it comes. It can truly be a great experience with the right Captian.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take the fishing as it comes. It can truly be a great experience with the right Captian.
Allan  F.
Allan F. Devils Lake, ND
Listen to the captain if you want to catch anything. Their knowledge is priceless.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Listen to the captain if you want to catch anything. Their knowledge is priceless.
George  S.
George S. Kalamazoo, Michigan
Bring sun screen and be adaptable, fishing the tide plays a big part in what type of fish are available.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sun screen and be adaptable, fishing the tide plays a big part in what type of fish are available.
Timothy  O.
Timothy O. Albuquerque, NM
Wear clothing that breathes but blocks the sun. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. And whatever you do, go fishing with Sarasota Family Fishing and Captain Scott.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wear clothing that breathes but blocks the sun. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. And whatever you do, go fishing with Sarasota Family Fishing and Captain Scott.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Sarasota, Florida
Bring good sunscreen and if you have never went offshore before make absolutely certain that you take some Dramamine tablets before heading out in the morning the captain has some available.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring good sunscreen and if you have never went offshore before make absolutely certain that you take some Dramamine tablets before heading out in the morning the captain has some available.
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FishingBooker Member Tampa, Florida
Unless you're experienced, find a good, reliable charter company. You'll need the help.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Unless you're experienced, find a good, reliable charter company. You'll need the help.
Reid  M.
Reid M. Sarasota, FL
Bring your sunscreen, water, camera and funloving attitude!! Our trip was fantastic!!!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring your sunscreen, water, camera and funloving attitude!! Our trip was fantastic!!!
Lori  W.
Lori W. United States
Bring sunscreen and talk to your local bait and tackle shops on what to use and where to go.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sunscreen and talk to your local bait and tackle shops on what to use and where to go.
Matt  F.
Matt F. United States
Use a guide if you’re not familiar with the area...knowing where to fish is extremely helpful and makes for a good time
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use a guide if you’re not familiar with the area...knowing where to fish is extremely helpful and makes for a good time
John  B.
John B. Leawood, KS
I highly recommend booking with TnT Freedom Fishing charters. Tony Sr. and Tony Jr will take excellent care of you and ensure you catch fish and have a safe, comfortable and fun time!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I highly recommend booking with TnT Freedom Fishing charters. Tony Sr. and Tony Jr will take excellent care of you and ensure you catch fish and have a safe, comfortable and fun time!
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Naperville, IL

Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 371 reviews
Awesome trip from an old local Iowan…he moved us around when we needed to and kept us on fish…my wife who isn’t as experienced of a fisherman as myself caught wat more than myself which I thought was awesome
Bret  F.
Bret F. Yale, IA
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Capt Timmy and Josh were great crew and knew what they were doing. Would highly recommend and will be repeat customers.
Judith  W.
Judith W. Apopka, Florida
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 371 reviews
Great experience. Scott did his best to get us to the right locations and is very helpful with his fishing expertise. Would recommend him without reservation.
Richard  K.
Richard K. Bradenton, FL
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Booked for my husband and his friends and they had the best time. They were catching fish right after the other non stop. Highly recommend. They said the captain and crew were awesome and would definitely go again.
Kimberly  E.
Kimberly E. Riverview, Florida
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 371 reviews
We had a chilly morning to fish and the cold front did not help the bite. The Captain put in a solid 4 hour trip and we appreciate his efforts to put us on some fish. I would recommend this charter.
Derek  D.
Derek D. Eland, WI
Stellar Action Fishing Charters
Stellar Action Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 24 reviews
Captain Darius treated us to a wonderful day in the bay. His experience and guidance was greatly appreciated. Will go to Darius next time we visit SK.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Dillsburg, PA
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 234 reviews
Fabulous time at sea with Damian and Tj. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for experience and professional people crew. My son caught a 3’ shark his first time deep sea fishing. Loved it!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Sarasota, Florida
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Our boat captains, Tim and Josh, really put us on some fish! We had a variety of experience levels and they took care of us accordingly. We caught tons of big, exciting fish, including a shark! I would definitely chose this inshore fishing charter over a deep sea trip.
Gloria  M.
Gloria M. Colona, IL
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 35 reviews
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip out on the water! I am literally counting down the days until we can do it again! We took our catch to Walt’s Fish Market where they prepared it to perfection! Thanks again and see you soon!
Heather  B.
Heather B. Perrysburg, OH
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 148 reviews
A really amazing trip. We are local Floridians and wanted to spend our sons 7th birthday on the water. Captain Camille worked the boat and the water to make sure we were all entertained and catching some fish! I highly recommend High Class Hooker Fishing Charter. Looking forward to our next adventure.
Gemma  C.
Gemma C. Ellenton, FL
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
Fishing charter in Sarasota
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 148 reviews
I had a very hard time finding a charter for a single guy. After many searches calls and emails I feel very lucky to have found Capt Camille. He's a very well experienced Capt who knows how to find fish. It was pretty much non stop action on the spots we fished. I cant guarantee that. But with High Class Hookers. You'll have a great shot. Whether your a beginner or experienced Angler you won't be disappointed.
Jason  C.
Jason C. United States
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
We went about 8 miles off shore and trolled and bottom fished. Caught many fish off bottom. Lost on really big fish that ran under boat. Really enjoyable day!
Daniel  R.
Daniel R. Sarasota, Florida
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Captains were great, cold made it tough to catch fish, but still amazing day. Mitch and J were super relaxed, very knowledgeable and on task.
David  B.
David B. Palatine, IL
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Cameron & Jeff were awesome! Two great American first responders embarking on a new career. But you couldn’t tell they hadn’t been doing it forever. The fact that they grew up here showed. Great boat, tackle and service. They put us on fish and knew when to pull anchor and move to the next spot! We caught, drum, sea bass, snook, snapper and sheepshead. Thank you guys for your service! Can’t wait to come back down and hook up with these guys again. A great day!
Chip  H.
Chip H. Thomasville, NC
Neptune Charters Enterprise Inc
Neptune Charters Enterprise Inc
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 59 reviews
Great fishing trip today! Captain even filleted our fish for us. Dinner!! Yum
Ivy  M.
Ivy M. Lehigh Acres, Florida
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
4 of us had a great day out…with a little adventure as we rescuing inexperienced boaters! Superior skills , captain was terrific. We will book again. !!
Katherine  G.
Katherine G. United States
Stellar Action Fishing Charters
Stellar Action Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 24 reviews
Wonderful and fun trip for my two boys 14 and 8. Great Captain who was very knowledgeable and accommodating! Would definitely book again.
David  R.
David R. Crawfordsville, IN
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 234 reviews
Cant control Mother Nature but the Captain still put us on a school of fish that provided our group with lunch. Easy going and patient crew hard to ask for more then all of that
Brian  G.
Brian G. DeWitt, MI
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Had a great morning on the water with Captain Cameron and Jeff. Great boat and fun attitude.
John  B.
John B. Milwaukee, WI
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 234 reviews
We had such a great time! Damian and TJ were a great help for our group. I would say to bring 5 people max to fish. They were great to spend the afternoon with!
Bailey  V.
Bailey V. Nampa, ID

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sarasota

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Sarasota costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $456, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $835. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Sarasota is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota, Stellar Action Fishing Charters, and Capt. Todd Walker – Bay Walker One Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sarasota, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Sarasota.

High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota, Stellar Action Fishing Charters, and Capt. Todd Walker – Bay Walker One Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sarasota.

The best way to experience fishing in Sarasota is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Sarasota, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Mangrove), Snook, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

January is peak Grouper season. Red, Black, Scamp, and Gag Grouper are all around in big numbers, and there's even a chance of seeing Goliath Groupers further offshore. Check availability for local fishing charters in Sarasota.

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