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Tarpon Fishing Charters

As a Sarasota fishing guide offering tarpon fishing charters, we find no greater satisfaction than putting our clients on the Silver Kings available during the yearly Tarpon run, that usually lasts from May through August – the Tarpon fishing here doesn’t get any better. Our expertise will make sure your tarpon 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 Tarpon fishing is equal to none.

Cruising the shores and the surrounding areas offers the strongest yearly run. Capt. Rob will put you on the fish with either light tackle or fly rod, get you within casting distance, and get you on the hook up. With so many opportunities that will present themselves during this trip, you will have ample opportunity to land the world renowned megalops!


Both private, family, and group charters are available for Tarpon season. Check out the Rates and Reservations page for more information or Contact Us with any questions or concerns.

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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 Tarpon 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 reportsAs a Sarasota tarpon fishing guide service, Reel Aggressive Charters will put you on the Tarpon in the waters of Sarasota. The Captains expertise will make sure your tarpon 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 Tarpon compares to no other fishing experience. It is truly, the catch of a lifetime, every time.

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 Sarasota 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 & Bradenton, unknowingly grooming him to be a fishing charters guide.