Sarasota Inshore Fishing Charters

Sarasota Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Inshore Fishing in Sarasota

Sarasota inshore fishing is what most local charters focus on, and with good reason. Sarasota has year-round populations of several shallow-water favorites including Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. The area also has some important summer visitors like Tarpon and Snook which make fighting the heat well worth the effort.

What to catch and when to target it

Hit the shallows pretty much any time of year and you will see why Sarasota inshore fishing is such a big deal. Even in the sleepy months of January and February, the waters are alive with three of the most important inshore species in the country. 
The local grass flats, sandbars, and mangroves offer an endless playground for inshore anglers. The different environments mean you can never get bored. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder thrive all year round in these waters, and there are plenty charters waiting to take you.
If you fancy something more than the area’s permanent residents, the best time to come is in summer. Snook, Permit, and Tarpon swarm the shallows from May onwards. The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament brings anglers from across the country to fish for these awesome fish, which can mean the price of charters rise. All three species stick around until at least the end of August though, so you can beat the crowds if you can take the sun.

How to fish

The variety of environments in the Sarasota Bay area means that you can basically take your pick of fishing techniques. Spin anglers and fly fishing enthusiasts will fall in love with the area. If sight casting is more your thing, you will plenty of tailing Reds and shimmering Permit to land a well-placed line in front of. For a more heavy-duty challenge, Sarasota Tarpon fishing offers battles in even the skinniest waters. Tarpon weighing in excess of 200 pounds are caught every year here, making this one of the best Tarpon fisheries in the country.
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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore 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.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Sarasota