fishing sarasota florida
Fishing Sarasota Florida's flats and backcountry with Capt. Kevin Chamberlain, a Florida fishing guide based in Sarasota. This is a web site devoted to light tackle fishing and fly fishing the flats and backcountry from Sarasota, Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay including Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Florida redfish fishing, snook fishing, tarpon fishing, trout fishing and more on light tackle and fly.



Updated 10.18.2017

Sarasota Florida Fishing

Site Map


Trip Options

Trip Photos

Rates and Info

Fishing Report

Questions and Answers



Redfish Article

Tarpon Article

Tarpon Fishing Photos




Sarasota fishing means variety and options. Fishing Sarasota's flats, bars, bays and gulf waters are not only productive for light tackle spin anglers, but for fly fishing enthusiasts as well. 

Shallow grass flats, mangroves, sand bars and oyster bars are hangouts for redfish and snook. These are two of southwest Florida's most sought after game fish and can virtually be caught year-round.

On the deeper edges of the flats and in deeper grass you'll find large trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jack cravalle, pompano, flounder, sheepshead and many other species, depending on the season. 

Cobia, bonito and tripletail will move into the inshore Gulf of Mexico. You'll also find large schools of bluefish and Spanish mackerel busting baits in the same areas. 

Sarasota also has some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. We're talking big fish that average around 100 pounds, and that's average. They show up around mid May and will usually hang around through July, or longer. World class tarpon fishing, we are lucky...

From the links on this page, you'll find the answers to most any question you might have about Sarasota fishing. If you have an inquiry that is not addressed here, or if you would like to make a reservation, send me a note at You can also reach me at 941-366-FISH (3474). If I'm on the boat, we can talk briefly, and I can get back to you when we're back at the dock. 


Capt. Kevin Chamberlain



fishing sarasota florida

Capt. Kevin Chamberlain
3927 Jamaica St.
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-366-FISH (3474) 

fishing sarasota florida


Site Map  Home   Contact  Trip Options  |  Rates and Info  |  Fishing Report  |  Trip Photos


Copyright 1998-2017 . Capt. Kevin Chamberlain, . All Rights Reserved