Bay and Nearshore Charters
Bay and nearshore charters will be targeting our inshore species such as Snook, Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Sharks, Grouper, blackdrum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Pompano, Jacks, Mackerel, Tripletail and bluefish. We will be fishing inshore in the protected Bay and nearshore out to 3 miles in the Gulf weather permitting, we only fish in calm waters as client comfort is very important, we fish a wide variety of habitats including shallow grass flats, submerged structure, docks and inshore reefs in and around Sarasota, Siesta key, Venice, Bradenton, Anna Maria, and Holmes beach areas. These trips are great for everyone. We will primarily use provided live bait. Different species of fish are usually more active then others at different times of the year. I will work hard and put you in the best position to get on the most active species at that particular time of year. If you have a particular fish you would like to target let me know before hand and we will make it happen. If you prefer to stay in the protected calm Bay let me know.
These charters specifically target Tarpon and are available from May through July during the Tarpon migration. It's your opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime as these magnificent fish can reach over 200 pounds and put on an aerial display that you will never forget. I have won multiple Tarpon Tournaments and know how to put a Tarpon in your hands. These trips are in high demand and fill up quick. These trips are for the serious anglers who are willing to be patient for their shot at the Silver King.
We usually fish off the clear waters of Anna Maria Island and the famous Bean Point as this is where the majority of the Tarpon congregate in the early morning. Trips off Siesta Key beach can be arranged. I prefer to site cast with live bait as opposed to dead chumming and bottom fishing as I feel its more sporty and its worth it when you see a Tarpon inhale your bait in front of you. These trips start at day break and I will work hard to get you a Tarpon.
Sunset and Evening Fishing Trips
Sunset and Evening Fishing trips are a great way to beat the crowds and get on that evening bite. We offer flexible start times as we usually fish the last 3 to 4 hours of daylight to get on the evening bite as we enjoy an amazing sunset. Evening trips after dark can be arranged to sight cast to Snook under dock lights .