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Where to fish in Southwest Florida? Well, Quiet Waters can help answer that question and offers a variety of destinations as part of its regular fishing guide service in Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, and the Sarasota area.
When the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) was carved into the gulf coast, its primary purpose was to promote safer and faster travel for boats and small ships traveling between Tampa and Charlotte Harbor. It is doubtful that the original project engineers and laborers had any idea that their work in a small section of the ICW near Venice would create one of the most infamously named night fishing locations in America, simply known as Snook Alley. Now anglers come from around the world to fish the fabled waters of Snook Alley.
These famous and historic waters are host to one of the highest densities of snook in all of Florida. When you hook a snook in the Alley, you can expect hard and fast pulls that are usually accompanied with the fish launching itself into the air and then pulling even harder when it returns to the water. The fish from Snook Alley put up strong fights on spinning tackle and fly rods. When these hard fighting fish finally come to the side of the boat, it always feels a little bit more special and meaningful knowing that you landed it here.
4 Hour Night Time Snook Trip: $500.00
These trips are focused on sight fishing snook and other species that can be found around lighted docks and bridges after dark. At night, snook feed at or near the surface of the water in areas where enough light is present to collect baitfish, shrimp, and other food sources. This trip offers anglers the unique experience of sight fishing in the dark. In some areas, as many as fifty snook will stack up in one light. Snook are very noisy feeders at the water’s surface. The loud pops they make while they feed are distinct and add to the enjoyment and excitement of your night. This is a great trip for fly and artificial bait fisherman.
Flats Fishing Charter
A flats trip in Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, or Sarasota Bay gives anglers the opportunity to catch: snook, spotted seatrout, redfish, bluefish, pompano, flounder, and more. Our waters are very clear and the flats have a nice blend of sand, rich beds of seagrass, and oyster bars. There are excellent opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Flats trips are done by push pole, electric trolling motor, or by drifting. We will use the method that most fits your needs and the current conditions.
4 Hour Flats Trip: $400.00 or 6 Hour Flats Trip $600.00
There are excellent opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Flats trips are done by push pole, electric trolling motor, or by drifting. We will use the method that most fits your needs and the current conditions.
Night Tarpon Trip
A great way to fish for tarpon is at night. This trip offers the opportunity to jump and catch multiple tarpon in one trip. This can be done while either using fly fishing gear, or artificial lures with spinning tackle. This trip is a memory maker. When a tarpon explodes out of the water connected to your line, it’s unforgettable.
5 Hour Night Tarpon Trip: $550.00
Night tarpon trips are available from late March thru October. There are generally only 6 – 8 nights per month that are ideal for this type of fishing. Contacting Captain Brian and securing your date in advance is recommended.