Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Deep Sea Fishing in Sarasota

Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing may not be what the area is best known for. But there are still great deep sea species around if you are willing to make the trek. Many species can be found all year round, while the main pelagic favorites are most present during the hot summer months.

What to catch and where to find it

You can find big Amberjack in the deeper waters around Sarasota, as well as plenty of monster Snapper and Grouper. Most Sarasota party boat fishing will focus on these species, going around 20 miles out. They won’t usually be willing to make the long treks required to target big pelagic species. This makes the upgrade to a private charter well worth it for serious big game anglers.
 
If you are looking to catch Wahoo, Sailfish, or decent sized Tuna, the best deep sea fishing spots like The Elbow and the West Drop are a good 50 miles away. This means that you will need a full day charter if you want some decent fishing time once you get there. Competition is fierce among Sarasota deep sea fishing charters, though, and you will find plenty of captains ready to make the long trip out to these deeper waters. 

When to fish

Large bottom fish can be found year-round a few miles out from Sarasota. This makes for productive bottom fishing in deeper waters, even in the blessedly cool and dry winter months. The best time to target Billfish is from late spring onwards when they follow the baitfish closer towards the shore. By the heat of summer, you have a decent chance of catching Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish on a standard eight-hour charter, although you may want more time if you are looking for a trophy specimen.
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Reviews of Deep Sea Fishing in Sarasota

Fishing with Sam
Craig J. fished with Suncoast Fishing Adventures on November 8, 2021
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Sun coast fishing. Be ready for a great time
Half day
Kevin P. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on August 1, 2021
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Be prepared for the extreme heat in July and august
First charter fishing and caught THIS!
Laura W. fished with Reel Knowledge Fishing on June 9, 2021
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Don't expect to catch many keepers, but lots here to catch! Saw manatee and dolphin too!
May fishing trip
Steven C. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on May 29, 2021
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If possible (not sure it is), check when fish are more likely to be moving and plentiful. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Half day in May
Angel S. fished with Chasin’ Tail Fishing Charters on May 26, 2021
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Seems morning trips are better fishing in May!
Half day trip with Captain Alex
Kevin Q. fished with Chasin’ Tail Fishing Charters on May 20, 2021
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Bring sunscreen, good attitude, and plenty of cold beer.
Half day trip
Cooper A. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on February 23, 2021
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Call Captain Chris and First Mate Scott.
Half day offshore with Capt Chris and “D”
Kelly H. fished with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on November 27, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Sarasota