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Common Questions


What fish are in Sarasota?

Sarasota is home to a variety of fish species including Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Permit, and more. Captain Josh Harris is knowledgeable about the local fish population and can take you to the best spots to catch these exciting fish!


What big fish was caught in Sarasota?

There have been several big fish caught in Sarasota over the years. One notable catch was a 347-pound Warsaw grouper caught in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Sarasota in 1985. The massive fish was over 7 feet long and took 45 minutes to reel in. While catching a fish of that size is certainly rare, Sarasota's waters are known for producing a variety of large game fish, including tarpon, cobia, and more. With the guidance of an experienced captain like Josh Harris, you also have the chance to hook into some truly impressive fish in Sarasota!


What is Florida most famous fish?

Florida is known for many popular fish species, but the most famous one is arguably the Florida Tarpon. This fish is highly sought after by anglers due to its size, fighting ability, and acrobatic jumps when hooked! And you're in luck because Captain Josh knows exactly where and when to target these acrobatic giants!


A Reel Knowledge Fishing Fishing Charter targets the top Sarasota Fish species including 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 ). We primarily Fish the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay.