Charter Fishing Sarasota FL

Charter Fishing Sarasota FL

Charter fishing Sarasota FL

If you are looking for charter fishing in Sarasota, FL. Salty Knots Fishing Charters is the one for you. We offer fun-filled fishing trips and a relaxing time out on the water, built on professional values and customer satisfaction. You will be able to learn from Sarasota professional captains and guides who are going to answer all your questions related to fishing or anything else you might be interested in.

Anglers who are looking for action prefer to fish in the bay and nearshore. Saltwater fishing is a multi-environment sport that offers many environments, with different species of fish favoring different areas. Seatrout, redfish, and bluefish can be found in seagrass beds. Near bridges, piers, and other structures, you will find snapper, jack crevalle, and sheepshead. Nearshore, wrecks, and reefs are popular spots for snapper, amberjack, cobia, and other species.

The type of bait you use will depend on the time of year that you fish. We usually use whitebait for spring fishing, and during the winter we use shrimp. Sarasota Bay offers a great choice for fishing. It has a wide variety of fishing options, from deep-water fishing for sheepshead to shallow waters for trout or redfish. Sarasota Bay, no matter where you fish, is a wonderful place to spend a day on the water.

Sarasota Fishing Charters

There are many fishing charter options in Sarasota, including the long-lasting sandbar (aptly named Long Bar), where you can sight fish for trout, redfish, and snook. There are endless deep grass flats such as Jon Ringling Museum Flats or Long Boat Key Flats that offer an abundance of species like ladyfish, seatrout, flounder, jack crevalle, and small grouper.

Sarasota Bay has many options for angling. There is a mile-long sandbar (aptly named Long Bar), where you will find trout, redfish, and snook. There are endless deep grass flats such as Jon Ringling Museum Flats or Long Boat Key Flats that offer an abundance of species, including ladyfish, seatrout, and flounder.

Sarasota Bay gets its water from three passes: Big Pass, New Pass, and Longboat Key Pass. This allows for migratory fish like mackerel and pompano to easily enter the bay in the winter months. The entire Sarasota Bay area is surrounded by boat docks that can hold redfish and other species such as snapper, redfish, sheepshead, speckled trout, and snook. These docks are the best place to find snook in Sarasota. Fly fishermen will be occupied for hours fishing with this snook.

What to Catch?

There are Bonita, Spanish mackerel, and triple tail just outside the passes that run along Siesta Key and Casey Key. The Sarasota tarpon fishing is fantastic off the beaches when they migrate in May, June, and July. We fish wrecks and reefs for grouper and snapper, cobia, barracuda, and key west grunts as well as sharks. Sarasota fishing is what I call family fishing. There is always something to do and you never know what you will bring up next.

Your captain’s experience is key to catching fish. We take great pride and joy in our repeat customers. Many of our guests are second or third-generation. We want you to have a memorable experience so that you return year after year.

Looking for Charter Fishing in Sarasota FL?

If you are looking for charter fishing in Sarasota, FL. Salty Knots Fishing Charters is the one for you. Our crew will be with you every step of the way for a day of fishing that is simply out of this world. Contact us today.

What Type Of Fish Will I Catch During Sarasota FL Fishing Charters With Salty Knots

We catch fish year round here is a list of the different fish our great fishery provides throughout the year.


American Red Snapper

The American Red Snapper season is one of the most popular times to fish the Gulf of Mexico! American red snapper can grow up to the mid 30 pound range and are found in deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico between 100-450ft. Red snapper are a delicious eating bottom fish that put of an enormous fight.

Our high level of experience and determination will give you the best opportunity to land these giant fish! During red snapper season we will also target red and gag grouper along with a other variety of reef and pelagic species. Looking for just a red snapper trip? Great,  we offer red snapper limit trips time frame is between 5-10 hours. You never know what the Gulf of Mexico will bring because our fishery is just so great! 



Charter Pricing

Extreme Charter Pricing “trophy trips”

Note: trips above can be any type of trip you want including red snapper and grouper etc call us to see what’s biting!