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

The shallow grass flats and gin clear water around Sarasota offer unique opportunities for serious anglers during the day. At night, fishing trips in the waters surrounding Sarasota are equally unique. 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. You will be able to sight fish for multiple species throughout the night.

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

Quiet Waters Fishing Posts from Blog

Night Tarpon is Heating Up & the Flats are Teeming with Life.

Flats fishing in and around the Sarasota, Florida area has been very productive over the past few weeks. We're easing our way into summer weather patterns. There are currently great opportunities on the shallow flats for snook, redfish, and seatrout. There are...

Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Fishing around Sarasota, Florida has been good. Anglers fishing with me over the last few weeks caught snook, speckled seatrout, redfish, jack crevalles, and other flats species. We fished as far north as lower Tampa Bay and south down to Charlotte Harbor. Wind has...

Jim’s First Snook & Levi’s First Redfish

We had a couple of cool firsts while fishing the flats of Sarasota, FL in the last few days. On Friday, Jim Tansey, from the Chicago area, caught his first snook and it was a good one. He was using a green Aquadream ADL series spoon; one of the hottest baits out there...