Reel Tight Fishing Charters

Capt. Matt Sarasota, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Reel Tight Fishing Charters is a family friendly operation that focuses on conservation and teaching guests of all ages proper fishing techniques and catch and release methods. We encourage guests of all skill levels to join us for an amazing day on the water. 

Captain Bryan Galasso will be at the helm as you experience the fishing trip of a lifetime! Capt. Bryan is a very knowledgeable and professional fishing guide who knows exactly where to go to see you having much success catching fish. Your experience with him with be nothing short of first class. 

On your trip with us, you will be sailing out of Sarasota, but we will cover the fishing grounds of Bradenton, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Holmes Key, Anna Marie, and many other wonderful locations on the central west coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Your fishing charter journey will take place on the extraordinary 24ft Pathfinder built with saltwater fishing in mind. She will have all the safety features on board including life jackets, fire extinguishers, flares, and first aid equipment. She has a live well for keeping bait and catches fresh and a cooler to keeps your drinks cold. This vessel is rigged with navigational electronics, including a GPS and a fish finder. It is equipped with a wireless trolling motor, and an anchoring system. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers.

We offer 4 and 6-hour trips in the mornings and afternoons. On each trip we will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait and a fishing license. We practice a variety of fishing techniques including bottom fishing, light tackle, spinning, trolling, drift fishing, fly fishing, and jigging. 

We love to target the likes of Cobia, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Tripletail on our trips. We clean and fillet your legal and eating worthy fish and have local restaurants that we can suggest for cooking your fresh catch as well.  On ourtrips, you’ll see all types of wildlife from dolphins and manatees to bald eagles and osprey.


Join us at Reel tight fishing Charters as we deliver you the best fishing in all of Sarasota!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

1265 Old Stickney Point Road, Sarasota

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Trips start at $500

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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2000 24' Bay Boat

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 5 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 5 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 4 hour adventure is our most common trip. Guests of all ages and skill levels can handle the amount of fishing time given. Our captains will bait your hooks and teach you the proper techniques needed to catch some drag screamers. On this trip you'll see all types of wildlife from dolphins and manatees to bald eagles and osprey. We encourage this trip for first timers and families. You and your family will  Snook, Redfish, Groupers, Snappers, Jacks and other species of fish. Every trip is unique and changes with the seasons. Book now and be ready for the trip of a lifetime. 

Rods, Reels, Bait, license and tackle.
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Includes 5 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 5 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our four hour afternoon/sunset trip is for the angler who might not be a morning person and or would like to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water. During the summer and fall months the afternoon outgoing tides can produce some amazing fishing. The snook and tarpon flood the passes and we will catch them in large numbers and large sizes! If your family is ready for some amazing fishing with top of line captains and gear then give us a buzz we are ready to put you on the fish! 

Rods, Reels, Bait, License and Tackle
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Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On our six hour trip we can run offshore (within 9 miles) and catch grouper and snapper. We also can troll for kingfish and other species of good eating fish. We will provide your family with all the gear that will be needed to land the big ones! This trip is for the family that is ready to have put meat on the table! Load up the cooler and be ready for some fun! 

Rods, Reels, Bait, License, Tackle, Cleaning fish "fillet"
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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Black Drum
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Mangrove Snapper
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Boat Gear

    • Casting Platform
    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

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

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch

    Price Includes

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

    Minimum Age

    • 4

    Fishing Location

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

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Matt

    Boat Type

    Bay Boat

    Boat Length


    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer

    Yamaha 250 SHO

    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    250 HP