Best Snook Fishing Charters in Sarasota


Top Snook Fishing Charters in Sarasota


Snook

Snook

  • Size 3 to 15lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

Snook Fishing in Sarasota

With a diversity of shallow waters just a stone’s throw from shore, Sarasota offers year-round Snook fishing. These temperature-intolerant creatures will spend winter upstream in the warmer waters of the canals and creeks before heading to the bays in summer. Hop aboard a fishing charter in Sarasota and see this phenomenal fishery for yourself!

What to Expect

Depending on the time of year you head to Sarasota, you’ll be fishing very different spots. That doesn’t mean that the fishing will be any different, though. Sarasota Snook fishing offers incredible light tackle action 365 days a year. 
 
In winter, you’ll fish brackish waters of the rivers and creeks toward Bradenton. The calm waters, protected on either side by land, will give you the feeling of freshwater fishing while going after one of the most prized saltwater species. You’ll have the best of both worlds!
 
In summer, Sarasota and Roberts Bays are overflowing with these tough-fighting creatures. Spend between four and eight hours on the water, testing your skills so as not to scare the spooky Snook, and use your strength to get 'em out of the water.
 
Some charters even offer night trips to target Snook. Just 15 miles south of Sarasota, you’ll find “Snook Alley.” The name speaks for itself. Here, you’ll use the dock lights to spot your target as they rise to the top to feed on their preferred bait fish. 

How to Prepare

To navigate these shallow waters, you’ll need a light, shallow-hulled vessel. Aboard a bay or flats boat, your captain will provide everything you need for a productive day out. Take advantage of top-of-the-line rods and reels (and plenty of live bait) and get your fish on!
 
All you need to do is bring some food and drinks aboard to make the most of your trip, and dress appropriately to protect against the sun. Come and experience the beauty and excitement of Florida’s Cultural Coast aboard a Sarasota Snook fishing charter.
Snook

Snook

  • Size 3 to 15lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

Sarasota Snook Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snook fishing in Sarasota varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September and November. Low season is January to March and December. There is no closed season.

Reviews of Fishing in Snook Fishing in Sarasota

"Awesome Half Day with Captain James"

Chris Taylor fished with James Gibson Charters LLC on July 16, 2020

Captain James provided an awesome day on the water. We hit our limit in Mangrove Snapper, caught Snook and a Jack! He put me on the Tarpon - we saw 5 fish on with one landed. He’s a great guide, very easy going and excellent knowledge of the Sarasota Bay waters. I highly recommend Captain James!
Sarasota
4.43
Based on 19,489 reviews by FishingBooker anglers