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Fishing charters in Sarasota Springs, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Sarasota Springs, FL

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Sarasota Springs fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Sarasota Springs

Sarasota Springs waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Sarasota Springs for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Sarasota Springs fishing charters will help you to land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Sarasota Springs found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

In Sarasota Springs and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Sarasota Springs are June, July and May.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Sarasota Springs

Sarasota Springs deep sea fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to deep sea fishing at the Continental Shelf.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Sarasota Springs. These waters a home to Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Deep sea fishing trip prices

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour deep sea fishing trip in Sarasota Springs found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In Sarasota Springs and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best deep sea fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour deep sea fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for deep sea fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for deep sea fishing in Sarasota Springs.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Sarasota Springs

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Sarasota Springs. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Sarasota Springs. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Sarasota Springs

Sarasota Springs is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Sarasota Springs shark fishing charter.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Sarasota Springs. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Sarasota Springs and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Sarasota Springs

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Sarasota Springs.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Sarasota Springs

Sarasota Springs is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.

In Sarasota Springs and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Sarasota Springs

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Sarasota Springs waters. The best months to catch Tarpon are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Sarasota Springs?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Sarasota Springs are:

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