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Bradenton Fishing Charter: Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Awestruck Fishing Charter in Bradenton FL will take you on a spectacular Saltwater Fishing adventure and provide an exciting local fishing experience. Take a guided fishing trip for species such as Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Flounder, Cobia, and more. We fish all of Sarasota Bay & Anna Maria Island. For the best inshore and nearshore saltwater fishing, Contact Capt. Phil of Awestruck Fishing Charters, Where we don’t fish “We Catch”. 

I have gone on several fishing trips with Captain Phil. He knew all the best spots to catch fish. I caught a couple of the biggest sea trout I had ever caught with him! I would recommend Awestruck Fishing Charter to anyone who wants to enjoy a great day of fishing!
Dawn Rogers
00:47 16 Dec 18
Phil is awesome! It's great to go fishing with someone who truly loves to be on the water and fish. When he says "We don't Fish, We Catch" on the website, he truly means it. Phil knows where the fish are and what bait to use. He is hard working for his customers, patient, and a lot of fun to be on the boat with. We are repeat customers for a reason. Thanks Phil!!
Rick Mountjoy
12:19 16 Dec 18
I've had several great trips with Captain Phil and caught many types of fish all the way up to tarpon. I've caught my personal best snook, red fish, and trout with Captain Phil. Highly recommended! - Adam S.
00:32 16 Dec 18
I fish with Captain Phil on a regular basis and we always catch the fish...many fish and big fish! Captain Phil goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure your trip is one you’ll always remember. His boat and gear are top notch and his knowledge of the water and fishing patterns is second to none. No need to call anyone else as Capt Phil is the only one I will ever fish with.
Chuck Williams
02:27 16 Dec 18
Phil is an awesome Charter captain! It was amazing how after he did such a great job on catching bait first thing in the morning he knew what part to go to in the morning on a certain tide to catch redfish and then in the afternoon he planned it to catch Snook on another tide and it was amazing the knowledge he had of the area and the water! One of my Fondest Memories fishing with Captain Phil is he put my son and I on some really big red fish and I will never forget that wonderful memory! Sincerely, Kendall Bowman
Kendall Bowman
00:37 16 Dec 18
amazing family fun adventure with Awestruck Fishing Charter & Captain Phil... caught our limit and we are still eating fish a week later! I highly recommend them for the Best inshore fishing experience in town. The website is correct, they don't fish..they catch!
Christine Kendall
17:48 31 Dec 18
went out with CAPTAIN PHIL twice in 2 weeks. had a great time both trips caught a lot of snook and red fish. second trip took my grandsons out. Captain Phil was very good teaching them how to pull in huge snook & red fish!
kipp scott
20:40 02 Apr 19
Captain Phil was great about accommodating our needs! Took 2 young boys out and he was great with them...we caught many fish, including Redfish and Snook! Highly recommend him!
Kenneth Hampton
21:41 02 Apr 19
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” After 25 years, “AWESTRUCK” is still how I most often feel while on the water” Inshore Fishing Charter Bradenton Captain Phil Dyer offers Florida flats, inshore & nearshore fishing charters. Fishing Anna Maria Island Tampa Bay and Sarasota Florida flats Snook, Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Grouper. Tarpon, Sheaphead, Barracuda, Cobia, Sharks, Mackerel, and More… The best saltwater inshore, nearshore, and backcountry fishing in Bradenton, Ana Maria Island, and Sarasota Bay. Fishing Charter Florida

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Bradenton Fishing Charter: Stop looking you’ve located the premier and most affordable inshore fishing charter in Bradenton, FL.  Awestruck Fishing boats are made for Southwest Florida fishing, and to suit a group of any size and needs. You may find a cheaper charter on the net, yet you won’t find a better experience for the price. Our fishing trips are designed for an inshore and flats fishing angling experience unlike any other.

We are suited for Inshore fishing enthusiasts of all skill sets and degrees of experience and we take pride in showcasing Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast angling experience. Awestruck Fishing Charter specializes in most inshore fishing species like Red Fish, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Trout, Shark, Barracuda, Sheepshead, Triple Tale, Snapper, Permit, and Amberjack.

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Whether you join us for a 1/2 or a full day’s fishing charter— every venture inshore begins with our crew getting live bait before meeting you at the dock.  Southwest Florida offers us the capability to capture or acquire a variety of bait including pilchards, threadfins, google eyes, and ballyhoo to optimize your chance of taking a prized game fish. Healthy, fresh bait is crucial to catching fish in Sarasota Bay around Anna Maria Island and at the Mouth of the Manatee River. Bait is both a time saver and an excellent value, we do a ton to help you achieve your personal best on each inshore fishing journey.

Fishing in Bradenton Anna Marian Island & Sarasota Bay calls for inshore anglers to master and take advantage of several techniques depending on the season. You can find out more about what’s biting by reviewing our Reports page, yet rest assured that Sarasota Fishing is HOT all year.

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Taken into consideration to be the sportfishing capital of the USA, waters around Anna Maria Island are a fisherman’s heaven– using the finest in overseas and inshore angling for virtually every Atlantic gamefish species. Fishermen from every continent journey to Bradenton and Sarasota Florida to go after Red Fish, Snook, Tarpon, and Cobia. The spring and summer in Bradenton Fl. are nothing except outstanding as varieties of fish flourish in massive numbers. It’s common during the summertime to encounter enormous schools of Red Fish Snook and Trout.

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Fishing Guide Bradenton: If you would like to sight fish for Snook or Redfish, cruise the beach looking for Pompano, or fish with live bait for Mahi, Snapper, and other reef fish, this is the guide service for you! We are outfitted with the best boat and deals within the business. Our fishing guide is Capt. Phil, a resident of Bradenton Florida he understands and comprehends the numerous fisheries that exist on the shallow flats and inshore waters of Anna Maria Island and Sarasota Bay. Our fishing guide utilizes his knowledge to guarantee you have a memorable experience and an effective fishing trip. You will experience some world-class fishing combined with true southwest Florida hospitality for an enjoyable, unforgettable day on the water. Our guide Cpt. Phil is well-versed in Live Bait fishing. All you need to do is decide your weapon of choice and you are ready to go on our guided fishing expedition!

Bay Fishing | INshore fishing

Our guide uses bay boats and shallow water technical skiffs to provide a variety of methods to target various types of bay fish like Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Jack Cravelle, and Sheepshead simply to name a few. We have the devices needed to match your skill level and preferences whether you wish to sight fish reds with a fly or fish live bait with light-tackle for the very best bite.

Beach Fishing | Near-shore

Our guide has a tower boat in their arsenal for identifying groups of moving fish along the emerald green waters that cover the white sandy beaches. This is sightseeing at its finest! The majority of the fish we target belong to seasonal migrations so the time of year normally dictates what we target. Starting in the spring we see schools of Snook, Redfish, Pompano, and Jack Crevalle cruising the beaches. June and July are tarpon time, and in the fall we see the redfish and pompano return for another round of first-rate beach fishing.

Reef Fishing | Offshore

We fish the nearshore reefs with light tackle on our center console boats for a range of Snapper, Jacks, Grouper, and Mackerel. If you desire some quick action, this is normally the very best alternative. Our boat can carry up to 6 guests, simply let us know how many are in your group and we’ll schedule your next trip!

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So you wish to catch fish but you do not know where to begin. You have two options: Get some training books, DVDs, probably also participate in a few seminars, and then invest the next year or two doing a lot of fishing yet not much capturing.  Lakewood Ranch Fishing Charter

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Captain Phil is the best and made for a truly memorable experience. He was knowledgeable, patient and did what he could to find us the best fishing spots. Lakewood Ranch Fishing Charter


  1. What type of fish are we expected to catch?  It depends on the season, conditions and how far out you are willing to go … Typical we go after Red Fish, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Spanish Makrel, Grouper, Flounder, Tarpon, Triple Tail, Jacks, Sharks and Cobia.
  2. Is Drinking Alcohol Permitted? Yes, Beer is fine. Please, no hard liquor.
  3. What should we wear while fishing? Capt. Phil recommends you bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock (no sprays).
  4. How many can board and fish? 7 including the Captain
  5. Who cleans the catch? Awestruck Fishing Charter is a full-service charter service, we clean and fillet your catch.
  6. What if there is bad weather? We can play it by ear, Capt. Phil monitors the conditions constantly to provide a safe and pleasurable fishing trip.
  7. Do I have to purchase a fishing license? No, its included with the charter.
  8. Where do we meet? Kingfish Boat Ramp Holmes Beach
  9. What is the start time? Start time can vary based on season, targeted species, weather conditions tides ect.  Morning trips typically start at 7 am and afternoon fishing trips start at 1 pm.
  10.  Can kids fish too and is it safe? Yes, and Yes, Awestruck Fishing Charter equipped with life vest for the little ones and Capt. Phil enjoys helping little anglers catch the passion for catching fish.