Author: Capt Jim

False albacore showing up on Siesta Key fishing charters!

False albacore showing up on Siesta Key fishing charters!

A couple of strong cold fronts moved through Florida, resulting in water temperature hovering around 70 degrees.  This has triggered the false albacore and Spanish mackerel to school up in the inshore Gulf of...

Sarasota fishing charters for snook in area rivers

Sarasota fishing charters for snook in area rivers

It was nearing dusk as I eased my jon boat around a sharp bend in the river. A dead oak tree was lying in the water; a very likely fish-holding spot. Bonnie cast out...

Siesta Key fishing charters produce in the wind.

Siesta Key fishing charters produce in the wind.

Clients on Siesta Key fishing charters did well this week, despite having to deal with a stiff easterly breeze.  Anglers did well casting Gulp Shrimp on a 1/4 ounce jig head, catching several species...

Surface action pleases clients on Siesta Key fishing charters

Surface action pleases clients on Siesta Key fishing charters

It seems like fall is finally arriving, even though it has still been quite warm.  The large schools of decent sized pilchards disappeared this week, and gamefish were found foraging on small glass minnows...

Good Fishing on Sarasota fishing charters

Good Fishing on Sarasota fishing charters

Clients on Sarasota fishing charters in Sarasota, Florida did well this week on the deep grass flats near Big Sarasota Pass.  The water temperature was down into the upper 70s and fish werre active...

Autumn fishing charters in Sarasota

Autumn fishing charters in Sarasota

Subtle Changes; Autumn fishing charters in Sarasota   My clients were experiencing hot action as we were anchored up-tide of a large grass flat in 6' of water in Sarasota Bay. I had the...

Hot weather and hot fishing on Siesta Key fishing charters

Hot weather and hot fishing on Siesta Key fishing charters

Summer is still here, despite what the calendar states.  "Feels like" temperatures are still over 100 degrees and the water temperature this morning was 86 degrees.  But despite that, fishing remains good in Sarasota...

Fast action on Siesta Key fishing charters after Irma

Fast action on Siesta Key fishing charters after Irma

Sarasota dodged a bullet as Hurricane Irma skirted by.  While we missed the brunt force of the storm, we did recieve a bunch of rain and wind.  The salinity in Sarasota Bay was very...

Good Siesta Key fishing before Hurricane Irma

Good Siesta Key fishing before Hurricane Irma

I have a brief Siesta Key fishing report.  Igot out several days this week to find good action on the deep grass flats.  The areas north of New Pass, the Middlegrounds, Bishop's Pt., and...

Siesta Key fishing charters action improves after tropical weather

Siesta Key fishing charters action improves after tropical weather

Sarasota received a bunch of rain early in the week, up to 15" in some areas, along with the Gulf of Mexico being churned up and dirty from the wind!  That pretty much shut...

Bluefish please Siesta Key fishing charter clients!

Bluefish please Siesta Key fishing charter clients!

Recent rains and overcast skies caused a drop in water temperature from around 90 degrees down to 83 degrees.  This resulted in an increase in Spanish mackerel and bluefish be caught by clients fishing...

Big speckled trout on Sarasota fishing charter!

Big speckled trout on Sarasota fishing charter!

I was out on a morning Sarasota charter with Chelsey and her husband Kyle the other day.  We were chumming with live pilchards on a grass flat in 6' of water.  Action was fast...

Good early bite on Sarasota fishing charters!

Good early bite on Sarasota fishing charters!

Fishing has been very good lately in Sarasota Bay on the north end of Siesta Key.  Bait was thick and it was easy to load the well in short order.  Once bait was acquired,...

Good fishing despite VERY warm conditions.

Good fishing despite VERY warm conditions.

The fishing in Sarasota Bay continues to be very good on the deeper grass flats near both passes.  Despite water temperatures hitting 90 degrees, fish are actively feeding on the live chum and baited...

Snapper and mackerel pleasing Siesta Key anglers!

Snapper and mackerel pleasing Siesta Key anglers!

Fishing was good once again this week on the deep grass flats in Sarasota Bay.  Bait was thick and easy to catch.  Despite coming off the full moon and water temperatures rising into the...