Sarasota Bay & Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Guide & Charter Captain.

Sarasota Bay & Tampa Bay fly fishing guide & family charter captain for Tarpon Snook Redfish and Trout.
Reel Aggressive Charters is owned and operated by Capt. Rob Gilbert which is based and located out of Bradenton Florida. Rob fishes Sarasota Bay and South Tampa Bay from Anna Maria Island to Fort Desoto / St. Pete Beach, behind the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and up into Port Manatee for some of the best fly fishing Tampa Bay has to offer.

Rob is a full time Tampa Bay fly fishing guide but also offers light tackle artificial charters for those who have not learned how to throw a fly rod yet. Captain Rob lives for the hunt so 90% of the fishing you will be doing is sight casting on the flats in skinny water.  Rob runs a fully equipped Maverick 17 HPX-V Carbon Kevlar. Powered by 115 Yamaha horses, navigated by a Garmin 740s, pushed by a 25′ Carbon Marine G3LR push pole, & stopped by a 8′ Power Pole.

The Seasons and what they bring:

Spring: As the water starts to warm up Snook come out of the creeks and rivers and move onto the flats. Cobia move into the area piggybacking Rays and Manatees. Mackerel and False Albacore are running off the beaches in schools by the thousands.
Summer: With the heat of the summer cooking the water the yearly Tarpon migration comes into Tampa Bay with a force! Late summer Snook are loaded on the beaches chasing small bait.
Fall/Winter: Redfish can be caught all year but as the water starts to cool large schools of Redfish can be found on the flats. These fish are either tailing or in large groups ambushing bait.

As a Tampa Bay fly fishing Rob understands that a day on the water means stalking the trophy fish of your dreams. Rob will work hard to make sure you have a fun filled day on the water and your time is not wasted.