With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Sarasota Bay to the east, Longboat Key is perfectly situated for world-class fishing. The fishing in Longboat Key is dynamic and multifaceted — with convenient options for inshore and deep sea fishing. Harboring an abundance of game fish throughout the year and some of the most picturesque beaches in Florida, Longboat Key is an excellent travel destination for vacationers and serious anglers alike.
Home to some of the best inshore fishing on the west coast of Florida, Longboat Key does not disappoint. With a wealth of coveted sportfish such as tarpon, redfish, snook, speckled sea trout, jack crevalle, and barracuda, the options are limitless. Sight fish the Silver King with Grande Charter Fishing, one of AnyCreek’s experienced local guides with nearly two decades of experience targeting trophy tarpon.
Venture outside of Sarasota Bay and into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Test your fishing prowess battling king mackerel, cobia, permit, gag grouper, shark, and barracuda. Booking with one of our experienced captains will ensure you have state of the art tackle and watercraft — maximizing your time out on the water.
It’s easy to find outstanding seafood in Longboat Key. Some great places to start are the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill and the Chart House, both which sit right on the water. Visit Beer Can Island, a beautiful beach getaway with picture perfect driftwood to set the backdrop for any photoshoot. Traveling with the family? Visit Mote Marine Aquarium to learn about the sea life in a relaxed, kid-friendly environment. Round out your day at beautiful Coquina Beach to experience that signature sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
When you’re ready for an unforgettable experience, book one of AnyCreek’s full-time licensed fishing guides and discover Longboat Key from a local’s perspective. Set aside some days for a memorable vacation to this fishing haven. Check the forecast and pack accordingly. Sunscreen, light-colored long sleeves, and hats go a long way to protect against overheating on the water. If you have any questions, reach out to your guide to see what they recommend.
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