Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Reel Knowledge Fishing

Where does Reel Knowledge Fishing fish?

We fish the Sarasota area, including Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Black Drum (Also Called Drum, Drummer), Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad), Summer Flounder  (Also Called Flounder, Fluke  ), Crevalle Jack  (Also Called Horse Crevalle, Jack  ), Permit  (Also Called ), Pacific Pompano (Also Called Pacific Butterfish, California Butterfish, Butterfish  ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), Sheepshead  (Also Called Convict Fish, Sheephead  ), Grey Snapper  (Also Called Mangrove Snapper, Gray Snapper ), Snook  (Also Called Common Snook, Sergeant Fish, Thin Snook), Sea Trout  (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Tarpon  (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo  )

Where in Sarasota to we meet our guests?

We meet at Reel Knowledge Fishing ( 1105 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.