Categories for Fishing Excursions

Warm Waters Bring Blackfin Tuna and Kingfish

March 12, 2020

As the weather and waters get warmer, blackfin tuna and kingfish fishing in Sarasota, FL becomes easier to do closer to shore. In 2019, these species started showing up close to the shore in April, delighting fishers along the Florida coast. In fact, April is a popular month for kingfish fishing tournaments, where fish as big as 50 pounds have been caught. The warmer water brings bait schools closer to the shore, and where there is bait, kingfish and blackfin tuna follow. That means that people are able to catch these varieties fairly close to the shore in relatively shallow... View Article

It’s Time for Catch and Release and Catch and Keep Fishing!

February 27, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a catch and release or catch and keep fishing trip in Sarasota, FL, it’s important to know the state regulations about which fish you can hang onto and which will need to be returned to the water. Catch and release programs are designed to keep certain species’ populations thriving, so that fishing for food doesn’t threaten their longevity. Fishing season has officially begun, and Charter Boat Shark is here not only to guide you through the waters, but to help you learn which fish you’ll be eating for dinner and which are better left for a... View Article

How to Make the Most of Fishing for Mackerel

February 8, 2020

Mackerel is an abundant summertime species that can be caught for eating, bait or sport. They’re some of the fastest fish around, and other fish can’t resist them when used as bait. If you’re heading fishing for mackerel from a boat in Sarasota, FL, you’re sure to enjoy the experience. What is mackerel? Mackerel is an umbrella term for a variety of different pelagic fish (meaning they live neither close to the bottom nor the shore). Many varieties travel together in large shoals, making them ideal to catch quickly in order to use as bait for other fish, such as... View Article

What Does Grouper Fishing Involve?

January 25, 2020

Grouper are one of the most common game fish off the coast of Florida, present in both deep and shallow waters. Fishers love grouper because they not only taste good, but they put up just enough fight to make the catch exciting. Are you interested in learning how to fish for grouper in Sarasota, FL? Read on, and then book a grouper fishing expedition with Charter Boat Shark. Where to find grouper Grouper typically live close to the bottom of the ocean, usually around some sort of structure like a coral reef or a shipwreck—so if you’re looking for them,... View Article

Tips for Catching Grouper in Sarasota, FL This Season

September 6, 2019

Want to catch some grouper this season? Good luck—there’s a good chance you’ll be going after a fish that outweighs you! Therefore, it’s important that you’re properly prepared for the fight the fish is about to give you. You’ll need to know not just where to find them, but also the gear you’ll need and how to bring them in. Here are some tips from our fishing charter for how to catch grouper in Sarasota, FL this season: Know how close to shore they’ll be: How close the grouper like to be to shore depends primarily on the time of... View Article

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