Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo and thanks for all the calls. Looks like we are heading out of this and there is some pent up demand. WE CONTINUE TO FISH and are taking extra precautions sanitizing our boats with pool grade chlorine. Both our offshore boat the BAD HABIT and...

Open For Business

Open For Business

We have been receiving lots of calls and DM's wondering if we have been posting old pics, but want to tell you that WE ARE STILL FISHING. We are taking extra precautions sanitizing our boats with pool grade chlorine. Our boats are large enough for the social...

Spring into March 2020

Spring into March 2020

We welcome spring with warmer temperatures and hopefully calm seas for inshore and offshore fishing in Sarasota waters. Today was a great way to welcome Spring with an excellent bite including some nice tuna, lots of grouper, little tunny and a crazy amount of...

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Facebook

We get lots of calls, messages and texts about current fishing conditions in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and surrounding waters. Sometimes its tough to answer all those calls and messages but we try our best....

Venice Fishing Charters

Venice Fishing Charters

The weather and fishing have been great in the Gulf of Mexico. Here are a few pics from today's trip. It was a little sporty out there but managed to calm down. The fish were cooperating and everybody had a great time. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page at:...

Sarasota Winter Fishing

Sarasota Winter Fishing

Ever wonder what the fishing is like in February in the Gulf of Mexico? Check out some of these photos with Captain Dion on the Bad Habit fishing offshore near Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Venice Island. Great action all day including grouper, snapper, bonita, amber...

Sarasota Fishing in the 1950s

Sarasota Fishing in the 1950s

Vintage Promo Film: Fishing Fun in Sarasota County (1950's) Wow. This film has good shots of the Sarasota city waterfront, bridges and Venice jetties from way back when. It shows surf fishing off Englewood, bass fishing on the Myakka River, wade fishing in the...

January Fishing Report

January Fishing Report

Well they say a picture is worth a thousand words so check a few of these out to get an idea as to our January bite in the Gulf off of Sarasota, Florida. We've had great action with grouper, kings, snapper and more. Being on a boat with your friends in family is a...

Fishing in December

Fishing in December

Come join us this winter for some really great offshore fishing on Bad Habits on inshore and nearshore on Reel Addiction. Our beautiful Gulf waters have cooled off but the fishing is Hot.  A gift certificate in any amount makes the perfect gift for friends, family and...

Who wants to go?

Who wants to go?

10 hour split charter Wednesday, October 9th we will be fishing 30-40 miles targeting grouper and possible amber jack. I need 3 people to make it go call me or pm me to get your golden ticket aboard the charter boat BadHabit. Give me a call at 941-650-9788 to book...

Summer inshore action

Summer inshore action

Great bite this summer in Sarasota inshore waters. Today one of our guests wanted to try his luck for snook on the fly and he was not disappointed. We are seeing good action with snook, snapper, flounder, redfish, trout, jacks, ladyfish and grouper. Inshore trips are...

Summer amberjack

Summer amberjack

Somebody called today and asked if we ever targeted Amberjack so we had to show you a few pics. The summer amberjack bite has been on fire so if you would like to get in on the action be sure and give us a call at ‭(941) 650-9788‬ to book your trip.

Wheelchair accessible fishing

Wheelchair accessible fishing

Many people didn't know that Bad Habit is wheelchair accessible. We love accommodating guests with special needs. Fishing is for everyone! If you have any questions please give us a call.

Free Fishing Seminar

Free Fishing Seminar

Learn from the pros Bad Habit is pleased to announce that we will be giving FREE fishing seminars the first Thursday of every month at Harborside Marine in Englewood from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Attendees will be divided into four groups. Each group will be at a station for...

Sarasota summer fishing

Sarasota summer fishing

We welcome August in South Florida with a great morning 6-hour charter with lots of grouper and snapper action for the entire family. Remember that Bad Habit offers inshore and offshore fishing charters for the entire family in Sarasota and Venice, Florida. We have...

Big Kenny in the house

Big Kenny in the house

Great inshore family trip with the man himself, Big Kenny! Lot's of fun for everyone and he's a pretty good fisherman too! We look forward to seeing you again Big Kenny and we'll keep listening to Big & Rich for sure! Thanks for the great day.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from everybody at SRQ Sport Fishing onboard Bad Habit and Reel Addiction. The weather has been hot and so has the fishing.  We are seeing great action both inshore and offshore and believe me it's much cooler out on the water than it is on the beach...

Sarasota Fishing Report June 2019

Sarasota Fishing Report June 2019

The weather is getting warm, but the fishing is hot. It's always best out on the water during the summer months.  We inshore fishing on Reel Addiction and offshore fishing on Bad Habit. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so check out the gallery below to get...

Fishing SRQ in June

Fishing SRQ in June

Many of you send messages asking how the fishing is this summer. The best way is to simply follow Bad Habit on Facebook here as we post images and comments on a regular basis. In case you missed some of our posts the fishing is hot and there is no better place to beat...

Red Snapper and Gag Season

Red Snapper and Gag Season

We still have a few spots open for Red Snapper. Federally permitted vessels like Bad Habit have 62 days of open season in 2019. Reservations need to made made pronto please call me at (941) 650-9788 to get your spot. These are 10 hour plus trips only. I can also put a...

April 2019 Fishing Report

April 2019 Fishing Report

Sarasota Waters Inshore Fishing Report on Reel Addiction The bait is starting to show up in good numbers and the snook are on the move and are beginning their biannual migration from the backwaters to the passes and the beach. The magic water temperature when this...

Sarasota inshore fishing action March 2019

Sarasota inshore fishing action March 2019

Weather is heating up and so is the fishing. We are still seeing our winter inshore staple, Sheepshead in good numbers. Kings are moving in right off the beach and we are also finding pompano, snook, snapper, mackerel, and grouper. No matter what we target, you are...

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