Sarasota Fishing Charters


Tailing Tales Fishing Charters is focused on providing light tackle inshore / nearshore fishing charters in Sarasota and the lower Tampa Bay areas including Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Boca Grande.

Captain Kris Winkel has extensive knowledge and experience fishing the Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas, having lived and fished these inshore / nearshore waters his entire life. Sarasota and Tampa Bay are Florida's largest estuary, with vast numbers of grass flats, creeks, shoals, mangroves and shore lines to fish.

This area is home to a variety of fish species and great fishing spots including the Skyway Bridge, Egmont Key, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, Sarasota Bay down to Boca Grande. The most common and sought after sportfish are Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Trout & Triple Tail.

Fishing the inshore waters of Sarasota and Tampa Bay are for the whole family, with calm shallow waters not far from shore and an abundance of wildlife to see make Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Bradenton an ideal location for a family fishing vacation. Tailing Tales Fishing Charters accommodates all levels of experience, from first-timers ages 5 years old and up to seasoned pros, if you can hold a pole (or not), you are welcome to come along.

Making lasting memories is what drives me to always take it to the next level. Remember, if a particular species isn't cooperating that day, there is something else always biting in these warm Florida waters.

So join me on a Sarasota or Tampa Bay fishing charter for an unforgettable adventure!