Thanks for discovering the home of Quiet Waters, a specialized flats fishing guide service located in Sarasota, Florida. If your interest or passion involves the finer things like fly fishing or using light tackle with artificial baits to target inshore fish, then this may be the shallow water guided experience you are seeking.

The shallow flats and clear water around Sarasota offer unique opportunities for serious anglers during the day. Snook, redfish, and seatrout are the main inshore gamefish we target on the flats. In Sarasota, tarpon are a great option for much of the year. Quiet Waters offers a variety of sight fishing trips in shallow water that are specifically designed for anglers that love to hunt fish

Fishing charters at night are run in the waters surrounding Sarasota. Night trips offer a very personal experience. Most nights, there will not be many other anglers on the water with us and we’ll have the distinct sound of snook feeding on baitfish near the surface all to ourselves. Snook, tarpon, and redfish are the main species we target at night on dock lights. You will be able to sight fish for multiple species throughout the night. Night trips are equally effective while fly fishing or using artificial lures

Captain Brian Boehm, the owner of Quiet Waters, runs his trips out of a 17 foot Maverick Mirage.You can find more detailed information about destinations by clicking here.

Specialty Trip: Bridge Tarpon

From Tampa Bay, to Sarasota, and south to Charlotte Harbor stands dozens of bridges that tarpon call home. By day, the appearance of these bridges is best described as unremarkable. But as the sun dips below the westward sky and closes the books on the day, darkness settles in and tarpon begin to go to work. Their abnormally large eyes, which they received their scientific name from, easily collect light in the darkness and transform them into giant silver eating machines. They pursue mullet, shrimp, crabs, and baitfish with reckless abandon, leaving telltale surface boils in their wake. On some nights, the sheer number of fish feeding around the skiff is astounding and I fear it will fundamentally change your expectations for tarpon fishing. An experience akin to what the greats enjoyed during the pioneering era… more

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