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Fish with Bad Habit

Welcome to SRQSPROTFISHING.COM and the home of Bad Habit Sport Fishing Charters . We offer the finest fishing experience on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Join us for full or half day inshore and offshore fishing trips in Sarasota.

Fun for the Entire Family

Bad Habit offers fishing adventures for the entire family. We can customize a full-day or half-day fishing trip just for you and can take children of any age. It’s a great way to explore the waters around Sarasota and Venice, Florida.


Get your game on with Bad Habit. Enjoy a great in-shore or off-shore day on the water with family or friends and leave the work to us. This ain’t no boyz club neither…

Join Bad Habit on your next fishing adventure. It’s only addiction if you’re trying to quit…

Year-Round Fishing

Be sure to visit our News section to find out what’s hot in our Florida Gulf Coast waters. Captain Jason writes a weekly fishing report with his observations to help you decide what kind of fishing you want to do on your visit. Feel free to contact us for the latest updates.
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Offshore Fishing Adventures

Bad Habit Sport Fishing Charters offers 4-hour, 6-hour, 8-hour and custom offshore fishing adventures for the entire family.

Inshore Fishing

Want to spend more time with your line wet? Try our daily inshore fishing charters departing from downtown Sarasota or Siesta Key.

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Red Snapper Season

Red Snapper Season is here! We still have periodic openings as spots open up due travel issues of our guests, call (941) 650-9788 for current availability.

Give the gift of fishing this holiday season!

Whether you live on Florida’s Gulf Coast or are just visiting Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice or Lakewood Ranch, a gift certificate for your family or friends is the perfect gift this holiday season or any time of the year for that matter.

Choose your dates now or let the recipient choose in the future. We can even email you a custom Gift Certificate you can print and gift now for a trip on a later.

To order and schedule call (941) 650-9788 or email

Book Your Trip with Bad Habit Today

Welcome to SRQSPORTFISHING.COM and the home of Bad Habit in-shore, near-shore and offshore private fishing charters. Booking your trip is quick and easy. Simply call Captain Jason Sherrill at (941) 650-9788 or complete the reservation request form on our contact page by clicking on the link below. We’re really fun and flexible with our trips because they’re all about you! Daily trips depart from downtown either downtown Sarasota or Siesta Key and daily offshore trips depart from our dock in Venice. We look forward to having you out on the water with us. Bad Habit is wheelchair accessible and we are happy to cater to guests with special needs because fishing is for everybody.

Free Fishing Seminar Each Month

Learn from the pros! The first Thursday of every month join us for a FREE Seminar at Harbourside Marina in Englewood from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The Captains from Bad Habit will be giving high caliber instruction including cast netting, inshore, offshore and blue water techniques that are specific to the inshore and offshore bite during the current month.

Attendees will be divided into four groups. Each group will be at a fast-paced station for about 20 minutes before moving on to the next skill. 

These seminars are open to all ages and experience levels. Food will be available on site for purchase from The Lighthouse Restaurant.

Check our Facebook page for more reviews

“Rough day after a cold front. Thats alright we made it happen. Surprised we even boated that many. Half the fish spitting up pieces and were gorged. You hit tons of spots snd made it happen. Much appreciated some captains would have stayed at spots longer, or gave up trying u picked up and moved countless times to find the meat. All you can do. One of the few times its fishing not catchin. A good time!”

Anthony Liberty

“I said it before. The kids learned a thing or two and stayed engaged. The adults had non stop fishing poles handed to them when we got on the fish. For everyone to have the best day of their vacation together on one boat is would seem impossible, but these guys pulled it off! First class outfit!”

Andy Matthew

“If you want an experience that’s a blast, take a trip out on the water with Jason and Dawson. Had a hell of a time and we’ll be booking another trip in the spring. Thanks again boys!”

Chris Jett


“This was our 3rd yr n a row & 5th trip fishing with Captain Jason Sherrill last week. So far he has not disappointed. This yr infact, I wanted to “GO BIG” & BIG we went!!! Had the ultimate fishin trip of a lifetime & I can honestly say that this man will put u on fish….. BIG FISH!!! Can’t wait to do it again”

Jason Holycross

Peru, IN

“I learned more in one day fishing with Bad Habit than my whole life combined. We’ll be eating fish for weeks…”

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Dan Siedner

Columbus, OH

“We had so much fun! This was a great gift to my dad and sister. The boat is beautiful and Captain Jason and the staff were nothing short of awesome…”

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Atlanta, GA

“We had an epic day. Never gone that far off shore before. We’ll be back very soon. Thanks so much guys.”

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David & David

Philadelphia, PA

“My husband and our girls had a great time. I enjoyed seeing Sarasota from the water. Everybody learned a lot and we were on fish all day. A memorable adventure for sure.”

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Elise & Kurt

Chicago, IL

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