Sarasota FL Fishing Report
It's time to get out there and Go Fishin...
Water temps are in the mid to high 70's and the fish are turning on. Plenty of hand picked shrimp to buy and white bait to net. Spanish and King Mackerel are in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Spanish Macs near the Passes. Nice size Trout are on the grass flats as well as Spanish Macs and Blue fish. Reds are still a little shy finding one every now and then near structure. Snook are out of their winter quarters and in the bays - best to chum white bait for them.
Nick Walker with his Uncle Tim and family headed out for a morning trip with quality redfish on their minds. Luck was with us landing several reds with a couple being in the slot. Nick landed a nice 24 incher not bad using only 10lb test line. After leaving the redfish structure we checked out a few grass flats areas in Sarasota Bay and found some nice seatrout and a couple Pompano for the table.
On another morning trip with Lakewood Ranch Angler Club members Larry Naddeo, Joe Dovener and Bart Didrick we had slow but steady action. Ending up with three nice seatrout and several Spanish Mackerel all had plenty for a great Florida fish fry. Larry landed a nice snook around 24 inches - great catch and release action using his bassin gear.
Bait used was live hand-picked shrimp from Hart's Landing Bait located at 930 John Ringling Causeway in Sarasota Florida. Also, white bait caught using a cast net was used for bait on the second trip mentioned.
Tight Lines & Good Times, Capt. Terry Frankford
Reelin & Chillin Charters Inc.
About The Author: Captain Terry Frankford
Company: Reelin & Chillin Charters Inc.
Area Reporting: Sarasota
Bio: Fishing experience in the Sarasota area for over thirty years - mostly salt water inshore and nearshore. Became a full time guide in November of 2003 after retiring from Verizon Communications as a Network Planning Engineer. U.S.C.G. licensed Master #1125021 – includes Commercial Assistance Towing. Completed Auxiliary boating Skills & Seamanship course. Certified in Senior Lifesaving, Advanced First Aid, CPR, and Open Water Scuba Diving.