Sarasota Snook Fishing Charters

Sarasota Snook Fishing Charters

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Top Snook Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Snook Fishing in Sarasota

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

(Centropomus undecimalis / nigrescens)

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.

Sarasota Snook Fishing Seasons

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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.
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Reviews of Fishing in Snook Fishing in Sarasota

Half day offshore with Capt Chris and “D”
Kelly H. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on November 27, 2020
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!
Jack fish- should have cooked them up but we released them:)
Keith S. fished with Rodbender Fishing Charters on November 13, 2020
Make sure your captain knows the best areas to catch your “menu” fish. You may want to call ahead to discuss.
July fishing trip
Don S. fished with Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota on July 8, 2020
First time do the 4 hour trip. Lots of action and does'nt wear you out.
Half Day with Capt Chris
Keith B. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on May 12, 2020
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.
Suncoast Fishing Adventures. Greatest Charter of all!!
Susan B. fished with Suncoast Fishing Adventures on February 4, 2020
I recommend they charter Suncoast Fishing Adventure!!!!
Half day trip with Tony
Kenji P. fished with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key on July 6, 2019
Fish aren't as predictable as other seasons.
Half day trip
Bill M. fished with Reel Knowledge Fishing on June 24, 2019
Come on down. You won't be disappointed.
Fishing with Camille
Kevin S. fished with High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota on May 20, 2019
Book early and take a morning half day trip.