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Inshore Fishing Charters

Inshore light tackle fishing charters are what Florida is known for, let Capt. Rob Gilbert lend you his life long expertise in this arena and put you on the fish.  Silently poling the boat across the grass flats, into the mangroves, or skirting the channels edge for some of the best flats fishing in SW Florida. Hunting the flats in search of game fish, then sight casting ahead of that push or to entice a laid up fish is what this is all about.

Operating specifically in the waters of BradentonSarasota, and Anna Maria Island with Reel Aggressive Charters means targeting renowned inshore species such as Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout. In the mix, sharks, mackerel, black drum, flounder, and more can also be expected during different times of the year.

Both private and group charters, as well as Sarasota Family Charters, are available. Check out the Rates and Reservations page for more information or Contact Us with any questions or concerns.

Night Snook fishing charters also available!

New Venice, Florida Fishing Charters Available!

Client Testimonial

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Ryan M.

Capt. Rob is the man!! I told him what I wanted to do and he did not disappoint. Capt. Rob was very accommodating making sure we had everything that we needed. His gear is top notch too. I love the Clutch rods that he has, and his boat is very dry, stable, and comfortable as well. If it swims in the southern waters of Tampa Bay Capt. Rob can help you catch it!

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If you’re looking to hunt the flats for that cruiser push or the fanning tail of a Red, busting a Gator Trout out of a bait ball over the grass, or pulling a Snook out of the mangroves – Capt. Rob has your flats fishing experience covered with both the equipment and the expertise.

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One of the biggest and most renowned fish of the flats, the “Silver King” should be on everyone’s bucket list. Cruising the Tarpon run in the Maria Island/Longboat Key area is a specialty of Reel Aggressive Charters. Let Capt. Rob make your Tarpon venture an unforgettable one.

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Capt. Rob has made long rod fishing a passion and an endeavor he strives to share. With his expertise on the platform he can bring you into the shot zone. The list of targets is long, but the heart pumping action of fly fishing in itself is guaranteed to make this trip the trip of a lifetime.

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As a Sarasota & Bradenton area inshore fishing guide, Rob understands that a day on the water means stalking the trophy fish of your dreams. Rob will work hard to make sure you have a fun filled day on the water and your time is not wasted.

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Sarasota fishing guide authority captain rob gilbertAs a inshore flats fishing guide service, Reel Aggressive Charters will put you on the fish in the skinnies of Bradenton, Sarasota, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island. His expertise will make sure your flats fishing dream becomes a reality. There is a reason why Capt. Rob Gilbert has a steady stream of repeat clients. Whether on the fly or light tackle spinning gear, the rush of sight casting a pushing or laid up fish compares to no other fishing experience. It is truly, hunting the flats.

Born and raised in Sarasota Florida Rob Gilbert’s earliest memories are spending time in his family’s tackle shop. Begging his father daily to let him skip school and come to work with him. Rob learned to love a life on the waters of Tampa Bay at a very early age.

Picking up a fly rod for the first time at the age of seven captain Rob remembers his grandfather teaching him the basics in the front yard of his home. As Rob got older he went on countless trips with his father learning how to target inshore species in his home waters of Sarasota Bay & Tampa Bay, unknowingly grooming him to be a Sarasota fishing charters guide.