Reel Knowledge Fishing

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“Reel Knowledge Fishing” offers exciting adventures on the waters surrounding Sarasota, Florida. If you’re looking for a memorable day out, fishing with an experienced and professional guide, Captain Josh Harris is your man. He works hard to provide excellent service while putting you on the fish of your dreams!

Your vessel for the day is a 20’ Kenner saltwater fishing boat, which can comfortably accommodate up to 3 anglers. She’s outfitted with the latest in navigational electronics, including GPS and Fishfinder, as well as a live well and ice box to keep your catch fresh.

You’ll explore the Sun Coast’s beautiful waters in search of a variety of delicious inshore and nearshore fish. Explore the backcountry and flats and you’ll hook into the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Head a little further out and there’s plenty of Grouper and Sheepshead to be had too!

Capt. Josh brings along all the gear and live bait you need for a successful day. If you decide to keep any of your catch, he’ll clean and fillet it for you after you’ve returned to the dock. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and you’re ready to head out!

Experience an incredible day of fishing in Sarasota’s waters with Reel Knowledge Fishing!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    There's nothing quite like a full 7 hours of exploring the productive inshore and nearshore waters surrounding Sarasota! You'll go after Sheepshead, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Jack Creavalle in this productive fishery. All of your gear is already on board, as is live bait, ice, and bottled water. Bring any other drinks and snacks you need to keep you going and sail away!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Explore the productive inshore waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Snook, and Sheepshead in the flats, backcountry, and beyond. No need to worry about gear or live bait – Capt. Josh takes care of that. He also brings along bottled water and ice and you're free to pack any other refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    If afternoons are your active hours head out on this 4-hour PM trip! You'll explore the waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor and hook into the likes Redfish, Snook, and Sheepshead. Capt. Josh provides all of your gear, as well as live bait, water, and ice. Bring along any other snacks or refreshments you'd like and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Josh Harris
Sarasota, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
88 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Marzo 2017
Captain Josh Harris is one of Florida's most knowledgeable guides. After many years of working as a local PGA golf instructor, he's now committed full-time to guiding. Capt. Josh has been fishing the Florida waters for over 15 years. He is an official CCA Florida Guide and has successfully taken part in many saltwater inshore fishing tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Kenner (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 140HP 2018 Suzuki 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Mathias J.
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 11, 2020
I would absolutely recommend Josh to anyone looking for a fantastic fishing trip. He is an outstanding Captain and you will...
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Ryan R.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 8, 2020
Fishing was awsome my son an i caught 50+ fish of all different species from snapper to flounder, even hooked into a massive...
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Tom P.
Bradenton, FL
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4 hour trip with Captain Josh Harris

VERIFIED   Diciembre 27, 2019
My son and I had an outstanding time with Captain Josh Harris of Reel Knowledge. We caught a dozen plus types of fish this...
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Dustin B.
Venice, FL
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Best part of our vacation!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 15, 2020
Capt Josh is the best! We had a great time on our half day trip. Caught lots of fish, and he took care of everything. If your...
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James H.
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Half day trip with Captain Josh Harris

VERIFIED   Junio 16, 2020
Captain Harris took my girlfriend, a friend of hers, and myself out today in Sarasota and we could not be happier. We were...
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