Sarasota Bay Fishing Report
It has been Spring fishing at its finest during the month of April. With water temperatures sitting between the high 70 degrees to low 80 degrees, the Snook, Redfish and Trout fishing has been as good it gets in Sarasota Bay. Customers have enjoyed targeting these Florida game fish along our shallow grass flats and oyster bars. We have been having numerous picturesque days with multiple inshore slams with plenty of quality fish to go around. With the water temperatures continuing to rise we are starting to find more and more snook in the passes and are looking forward to what Summer time has to offer.
The sheepshead spawn has been in full effect during the month of March and customers have enjoyed targeting these delicious fish along the rock jetties inshore and any substantial structure nearshore. Water temperatures have also started to rise, marking the beginning of Spring in Sarasota Bay creating one of my favorite times of the year to fish. Inshore Charters have been staying busy targeting Trout, Snook, Redfish, Jacks and Mackerel along our shallow grass flats, mangrove islands and oyster bars.
Its officially winter here in Sarasota, Florida. The water temperatures are hovering at a shivering high 50's - low 60's making a lot of our game fish, like snook, redfish and trout a little bit on the lethargic side. With these frigid water temperatures fish have started to key in on shrimp and other crustaceans. Our customers have been staying busy fishing deepwater docks and rocks targeting sheepshead, snapper, blackdrum and redfish. We have also been having success targeting jacks and snook in creeks and residential canals with shrimp and artificial DOA Shrimp and other crustacean profiles.