Venice Reef Charters – Flats Fishing

Join Venice Reef Charters for a fun day of flats fishing in Nokomis, FL! Captain Philip Bloom has been fishing for as long as he can remember. He’s fished all over the US and has been a charter captain for over a decade. When it comes to catchin’ fish, he knows all the sweet spots to get you hooked up and show you a good time.

Your boat for the day is a 20’ Ranger bass boat, ideal for the shallow waters of Nokomis. This vessel comes with top-of-the-line navigational electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. She accommodates up to 3 guests and kids ages 12 and up are welcome aboard.

You’ll be stalking the grass flats, targeting some of Florida’s A-listers such as Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. You’ll also fish the docks in search of Sheepshead, Snook, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper.

The captain will provide you with top-quality Shimano, Okuma, and Penn rods and reels, as well as high-performance lures and live bait. After your trip, he’ll offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can go home and enjoy a delicious meal with your family.

Your fishing license is included in the price so no need to make any extra stops before the trip. Just meet at the pick-up location, bring sun protection, snacks, drinks, and comfortable clothing, and the rest will be taken care of.

Get ready for an incredible adventure and spend the day on the beautiful flats of Nokomis. Venice Reef Charters are ready to show you the time of your life, so start planning your Florida getaway and book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Escape the summer heat and spend 4 hours prowling the flats and fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Trout. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Just remember to bring some snacks and drinks and you'll be good to go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Join Venice Reef Charters on the flats and get ready to catch game fish! Your target species for the day include Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to pack some sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, as well as snacks and drinks, and you're all set.
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About the Captain

Philip Bloom
nokomis, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
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35 Customer Reviews
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Member since Diciembre 2015
I've been fishing since I could hold a pole and have been fishing professionally for about 20 years. I mainly fished Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass in northern lakes and rivers, and also competed at the pro level. I've fished the Chesapeake Bay (where I grew up), Outer Banks, as well as the Great Lakes. I've also fished in the Keys for Bonefish and Tarpon. I finally found my way to Venice and Sarasota where I've been chartering for 10 years.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Johnson Fast Strike engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Morning trip with captain bloom
1\/2 day with cot. Paul
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
100%
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VERIFIED   Mayo 27, 2020
We had a great time fishing with captain bloom. He took us to some of his best spots we had lots of fun, unfortunately the...
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George E.
Nokomis, Florida
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VERIFIED   Junio 17, 2020
Just wanted to bend a rod and see the sights. Mission accomplished.
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Wood-Ridge, NJ
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VERIFIED   Abril 29, 2020
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