Sarasota Fishing Guide
Sarasota fishing charters Capt. Rob Gilbert hometown waters of Sarasota is the place where he not only learned the ropes of guiding from his father and grandfather and where he learned to fling the fly at the age of 7, but it also one of the best fisheries that he guides in to this day. From grass flats, deeper cuts, mangroves, or beachfront runs- An angler can expect any and every species of fish available in SW florida waters.
Light Tackle Fishing: On light tackle you will have a choice between live bait and artificial. For live bait you would be looking at white bait, shrimp, and small crabs. On artificial- top water, suspending twitch baits, soft plastics, and jigs can all have a fair share of success.
Fly Fishing: For inshore fly fishing you would most likely utilize 7wt or 8wt gear. We recommend and utilize Clutch Fly Rods. A weight forward floating line and a tippet between 12-30lb can be used- with plenty of backing. A wide variety of flies will see success, but a standard clouser will attract the attention of a wide range of fish.
Tarpon Fishing: During the summer tarpon run in Sarasota you can expect a good number of opportunities to come your way. On spinning gear you can expect hits on both artificial and live baits, while the fly fisherman will see a jump from 7/8wt rods to 10/11wt fly rods and a stronger tippet.