Siesta Key Fishing

The barrier island of Siesta Key could well be one of the most attractive locations for a family vacation in the whole of the United States. Siesta Beach has repeatedly been voted the ‘Best Beach in the United States’ (most recently by Lonely Planet, in 2015), and it is visited by thousands of people every year who can’t get enough of the 99% quartz sands that are soft and cool on bare feet, even on the hottest of days. Leave the sands behind on a charter fishing trip, and you will be in with a chance of catching a whole host of species in these warm and bountiful waters.

Known For

Quartz sand beaches that are within driving distance of over 100 golf courses. Family friendly relaxation with shallow waters, cool sand, strong lifeguard presence and mostly calm waters near the beach. Good conditions for a variety of watersports including paddle boarding.

Very varied fishing opportunities - stay inshore for Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish, or travel further out to catch the Cobia migration in the Spring, fish for Grouper year round, troll for big Kingfish and tasty Bonita, or go offshore in search of larger pelagic fish. Finish the day by getting your catch prepared at Walt’s Fish Market.

Rules & Regulations

You are not required to purchase a fishing license if you are fishing with a licensed charter boat.

Siesta Key Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.