Sarasota Fishing Report

Sarasota Inshore Fishing Forecast

It's winter here in SW Florida, so pleasant 70-80 degree fishing days are the norm for us this time of year. Expect lots of action from species like trout, redfish, snook, sheepshead and many others during your adventure.  Our daily charters boast big numbers of the above mentioned species and of course the ability to explore and fish throughout the amazing Charlotte Harbor Estuary. Advance notice is advised and scheduling your fishing trip during the first part of your vacation is a good idea to allow a buffer in the event of a weather day. My favorite inshore species goliath grouper (up to 700lbs) are typically available on our daily charters, and Capt. Chris is one of a handful of guides in the state that holds a special permit to catch and possess this prolific species. Sarasota is only a short drive from Englewood which is a premier angling destination in Florida.  Come on down and enjoy the areas best family friendly service with Captain Chris O’Neill of Tail Chaser Charter Services, only minutes away from the “tarpon capital of the world”.  No hustle, no bustle, just pristine backcountry shallow water fishing. 


Sarasota Offshore Fishing Forecast

The Gulf of Mexico waters are gleaming with life.  Most of our grouper species have moved much closer to land to spawn and find warmer water.  Your nearshore reef structure (1-3 miles) is stacked with species like grouper, flounder, sheepshead and others.  Bonita, spanish mackerel and a host of other species can also be available during your trip.  The majority of our trips this time of year are inshore and nearshore trips because of the sea conditions, but offshore trips are available upon request.





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Tail Chaser Charter Services

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