Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Chris Brackett Sarasota, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Paradise Fly Sport Fishing-Person
(6Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of fishing in Sarasota – get ready for a fishing trip of a lifetime! Paradise Fly Sport Fishing and Captain Chris Brackett invites your group to book an inshore or offshore Sarasota Bay, Gulf of Mexico fishing trip and start creating memories… Captain Chris is one of the very few Captains that holds a Gulf of Mexico Federal Charter Reef and Pelagic Permits, allowing him to guide you more than 9 nautical miles into the Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexcio. 

Paradise Sport Fly Sportfishing fishes every month of the year. Captain Chris will take you to where the fish are: either near the mangrove shores and flats around Sarasota or up to 100 miles offshore in the Gulf. Inshore trips target Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. If you’d like to try fishing offshore fishing, Captain Chris targets Sailfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and much more. Fishing techniques include bottom fishing, drift fishing, fly fishing, jigging, spinning, trolling, and light tackle fishing. Ask Captain Chris about which technique you’d like to try! Capt. Chris’s Gulf of Mexico Federal Charter Reef and Pelagic Permit allows him to guide you into waters that experience the least amount of fishing pressure… Meaning bigger fish and a lot more action!

Six passenger fish comfortably in this 28’ Parker Pilothouse boat powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha. There are outriggers onboard that allow Capt. Chris to troll with multiple lines, get ready for double and even triple hook ups! We also have GPS, FishFinder, Radar, and all certified USGC safety equipment. Children are of course welcome onboard. For your convenience, you’ll be happy to hear there’s a private toilet on board!

Included in the cost of the trip are all fishing licenses, lures, tackle, rods & reels, and bait. You’ll want to bring along some food and drinks (no glass), sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and camera. If you have any questions about your Sarasota fishing charter, don’t hesitate to ask Captain Chris. Paradise Fly Sport Fishing works hard to give each customer full satisfaction for your fishing trip.

Captain Chris has been fishing Sarasota since he was a young boy. Running a Sarasota fishing charter has been his dream and he’s happy it’s finally realized. Whether you’re new to fishing, or an experienced fisherman/woman – let Captain Chris guide you to the fish!

Book with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing for your Sarasota fishing trip today. Whether you decide to book a quick, action packed inshore trip, or a rod bending offshore trip targeting pelagic monsters, get ready for an experience that you won’t soon forget!

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  Launch Location

1059 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

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Trips start at $400

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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2018 28' Bay Boat

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

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TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This morning trip is a good starting point even for less experienced anglers. You will explore the inshore bay and inlets, mangroves and surrounding canals for Speckled Trout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Sharks. The captain will supply the fishing gear, bait, and license. You should bring your own food, sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. The captain will help you out and will teach you how to cast. This is a great way to experience Sarasota - peaceful but action-packed! 

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6 HR. OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Trip will take you and your party out aprox. 30 miles for grouper, snapper, king fish and other species. First mate will be on board to assist you during the trip and cleaning of your catch. charter boat mates work for tips only . 15 - 20% is greatly appreciated.

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FULL DAY TRIP – TARPON FISHING

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This full day trip takes you fishing around inshore waters and coastal beach front sight targeting the SilverKing! Tarpon are very weary and spook easily, this trip takes time but is well worth the effort! The captain will supply all the gear and license. You should bring your own food. . Pack sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Please no black sole sport shoes or spray sunscreen.

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FULL DAY TRIP – OFFSHORE

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip is your choice of trolling or bottom fishing in waters up to 40 miles offshore. Depending on the season, you can troll for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and other fast-swimming pelagics. If you're after Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and other delicacies, try bottom fishing or deep dropping in up to 80 feet of water. Please contact the captain ahead of time if you're interested in catching Gag Grouper or Red Snapper since the legal season to keep these fish is brief. Four passengers max. First mate will be on board to assist you and your party during the trip alone with cleaning and packaging of your catch. 15 - 20% gratuity  is greatly appreciated.

First mate will be on board to assist clients with larger catch. Minimum age is 14
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10 HR. OFFSHORE

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 5:00pm (10 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Trip will take you and your party out aprox. 60 miles for trolling and dropping for large pelagic species. first mate will be on board to assist you during the trip, 15-20z% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

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12 HR EXTREME OFFSHORE TRIP

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00pm (12 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Trip will take you out aprox. 130 miles giving you a chance to catch the monster of a lifetime. This is what bucket list fishing is all about! Zero fishing pressure in these waters means that we are in for one heckuva trip...  Please note the Mate works for tips, 20% Gratuity for your mate is not included in the price. Just wait till you see how hard your mate works!

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Bluefish
Bonito
Catfish
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Flounder
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Lesser Amberjack
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sea Bass
Sharks
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Power Poles
  • GPS spot lock trolling motor

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • minimum age is 14 years old for off shore trips

Fishing Location

  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Chris Brackett

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

28

Year Built

2018

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

300 HP

Customer Reviews

Paradise Fly Sport Fishing-Person
(6Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic trip

    Created Giedrius Madelis

    Captain Chris and deck hand DiAngelo did fantastic job in making sure, that we caught 3 huge groupers and bunch of snappers. 4 hour trip was one of the best fishing trips me and my daughters have ever been on. Highly recommend.

  • Created Paul Barlow

    We had a great time! Even caught 4 sheepshead and a fresh fish dinner same night!

  • Created Jerry Davis

    Inshore

  • Great Fishing Experience with Captain Chris Bracket of Paradise Fly

    Created Jose Garcia

    Captain Chris was amazing, great attitude, and really goes out of the way to make sure everyone on board has a good time. Also put on some GREAT fishing. A must do if you are in the area. Thanks Captain Chris. Garcia Family

  • Great Trip!

    Created Craig and Shelley

    First let me tell you that we loved our captain Chris! He was amazing.

  • Captain Chris exceeded our expectations!

    Created Chris Phillips

    Capt. Chris went out of his way today to help us out. We booked a charter with another boat and long story short, the boat picked up the wrong crew. Capt. Chris found them and got it straightened out and we rebooked for the next day. He really didn’t have to do that. He went above and beyond. And our next trip down we look forward to giving him our business.