Captain
Scott Tesinsky

Member since December 2018 Sarasota, United States
Background
Hello, my name is Captain Scott. I am a Coast Guard-licensed captain and a 3rd generation native Floridian. I have been handed down the tradition and local knowledge of fishing Florida waters by both my grandfathers and my father. I have been fishing our local waters for the last 35 years. I have a love for the outdoors and I know the local waters like the back of my hand. I am a proven tournament winner – 1st place 2018 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, 1st place biggest Tarpon 2017 White Buffalo Suncoast  Tarpon Shootout, with 3rd place most releases, 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Shoot Out 2nd place overall, 2018 Economy Tackle Bass on Fly tournament 1st place. I have a passion for sharing our great fishery and the outdoors to the next generation. I love fishing with kids and it shows. The look on their face when they reel in the big one keeps me going. I pride myself in being patient, helpful, attentive and I promise to do everything I can to make your experience on the water a great one.
Techniques
Whether your a beginner or a seasoned angler you will have a great day on the water. I can do everything for you including putting your bait on and making that perfect cast or just put you in front of the fish of a lifetime. I am on the water frequently which allows me to follow the active fish. This enables me to put my clients on great spots that are holding active fish very quickly. I prefer to cast net my own fresh bait for my clients.Nothing catches more fish then premium fresh caught live bait. In addition I chum heavily in the warmer months to bring the Snapper, Grouper, Sharks and Mackerel to us often times right behind then boat. For the seasoned angler i enjoy casting topwater plugs and other artificial baits at docks and , flats and structure holding fish. For Tarpon i prefer to use live blue crabs when available and sight cast to Tarpon rolling on the surface. Nothing is more exciting then to watch a 200 pound tarpon inhale your bait at the surface then go airborne.

Hey, I'm Captain Scott Tesinsky

Sarasota, United States
Background
Hello, my name is Captain Scott. I am a Coast Guard-licensed captain and a 3rd generation native Floridian. I have been handed down the tradition and local knowledge of fishing Florida waters by both my grandfathers and my father. I have been fishing our local waters for the last 35 years. I have a love for the outdoors and I know the local waters like the back of my hand. I am a proven tournament winner – 1st place 2018 Suncoast Tarpon Shootout, 1st place biggest Tarpon 2017 White Buffalo Suncoast  Tarpon Shootout, with 3rd place most releases, 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Shoot Out 2nd place overall, 2018 Economy Tackle Bass on Fly tournament 1st place. I have a passion for sharing our great fishery and the outdoors to the next generation. I love fishing with kids and it shows. The look on their face when they reel in the big one keeps me going. I pride myself in being patient, helpful, attentive and I promise to do everything I can to make your experience on the water a great one.
Techniques
Whether your a beginner or a seasoned angler you will have a great day on the water. I can do everything for you including putting your bait on and making that perfect cast or just put you in front of the fish of a lifetime. I am on the water frequently which allows me to follow the active fish. This enables me to put my clients on great spots that are holding active fish very quickly. I prefer to cast net my own fresh bait for my clients.Nothing catches more fish then premium fresh caught live bait. In addition I chum heavily in the warmer months to bring the Snapper, Grouper, Sharks and Mackerel to us often times right behind then boat. For the seasoned angler i enjoy casting topwater plugs and other artificial baits at docks and , flats and structure holding fish. For Tarpon i prefer to use live blue crabs when available and sight cast to Tarpon rolling on the surface. Nothing is more exciting then to watch a 200 pound tarpon inhale your bait at the surface then go airborne.
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Fishing Reports

Sight casting to tripletail

January 26, 2020

We are still Consistently catching sheepshead, Pompano, and Triple tail Read Full Report →


Great family Action

January 19, 2020

Young family had a great time with nonstop action with Redfish, spanish Mackeral, grouper ,snapper, sea bass, Flounder, Sheepshead and lots of bluefish. Read Full Report →


Protected from the wind

January 11, 2020

Despite the windy conditions i kept my clients comfortable and protected. Sheepshead, whiting, and Snook today for the all star ladies group! Read Full Report →


Winter action has started

January 01, 2020

The winter bite is on with multiple catches of delicious pompano, triple tail, sheepshead, and small snapper and grouper. The action is best a couple days after the cold fronts pass and the weather and wind calms down and… Read Full Report →


December starting off great!

December 01, 2019

Huge smoker Kingfish right off the beach along with sharks and spanish mackeral . Sight casting to delicious Tripletail. Black Drum under deep docks. The bite has been great! Read Full Report →


Fall bite remains strong!

November 09, 2019

As many mackerel as you want right now, nonstop rod bending action with multiple double and triple hook ups at a time. We also have been surrounded by sharks Sight casting to some of them and catching nice size… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Bite is on Fire!

November 02, 2019

This is one of my favorite times of the year to fish.The Bonita showed up this week , the triple tail are on the crab trap bouys and we are sight casting to them. We are finding large schools… Read Full Report →


Non Stop Fall Action Right Now

November 01, 2019

Several Sharks, as many Mackerel as they wanted , keeper tripletail, Jacks and Bonita in the madness! Book a Charter while the bite is hot! Read Full Report →


Ending August with Tons of Snapper

August 24, 2019

The Late August bite has been phenomenal. The action is been very Fast and consistent with Lots of mangrove snapper, snook, jacks, grouper, and redfish. I expect this bike to continue into September and then we will transition into… Read Full Report →


Snapper bite is on Fire in August!

August 08, 2019

I uave the Snapper balled up behind the boat feeding . We have been getting Limits on just about every trip. We are also catching snook , Jacks, Mackeral and Trout. Read Full Report →


Rods have been bent all mornng!

August 03, 2019

I love this time of year because the action is non stop. We have been catching tons of delicious Mangrove Snapper, Mackeral, snook, jacks and some stud tripletail! The Sarasota bite has been epic! Book a charter while the… Read Full Report →


Late July bite on Fire!

July 26, 2019

I have the snapper dialed in. Snook, makeral, shark, Tripletail are biting as well. Clients have been bring home plenty of fresh filets home. Book a charter while the bite is hot! Read Full Report →


Half day sheepshead action

February 12, 2019

First cast of the day we landed a solid sheepshead after that we kept busy with a consistent bite all morning long. We are still in our winter pattern and taking full advantage of before the spring bite starts.… Read Full Report →


Loading the cooler up!

February 08, 2019

Sheepshead bite is on fire . Clients are bringing lots of delicious filets home. Book a charter before there gone. Read Full Report →


Winter Bite is in full swing!

February 01, 2019

Sarasota Family Fishing Charters The cold water has got the sheepshead and black drum fired up. We are catching jacks and Redfish as well. Tripletail are still an option sightcasting to them on crab pots. We have been catching… Read Full Report →

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4.88
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Lauren D.
Glen Burnie, MD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   November 9, 2019
What an amazing fishing trip!! Fishing the Gulf was a wonderful experience!! Captain Scott knows where the fish are and was...
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United States
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6 hour Charter

VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
We had an amazing day with Captain Scott! 2 adults and 2 9 year old kids. He contacted us to see what town we were staying...
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Sharon P.
Sarasota, FL
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5 hours with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Captain Scott provided myself and three children with an amazing experience with memories that will last a lifetime! He was...
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Father’s Day Trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Great way to spend Father’s Day! Captain Scott was so helpful to the new fisherman in our family. He showed us everything...
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Gary R.
Englewood, CO
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