Category: Sarasota Fishing Charters

Fishing Siesta Key offers light tackle fishing charters in the Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Lido Key areas. Anglers will enjoy a fishing trip with 5 star rated Capt Jim Klopfer.

Big snook caught on a Sarasota river fishing charter!

Big snook caught on a Sarasota river fishing charter!

Unseasonably warm weather has the water temperature above normal for mid-February, which may result in river fishing coming to an end shortly.  However, ther are still a few nice one around to thrill anglers. ...

Cold snap triggers good river fishing in Sarasota

Cold snap triggers good river fishing in Sarasota

Recent cold snaps dropped the water temperature down into the low 60's and got the fish moving up into local rivers and canals.  Snook, jack crevelle, redfish, and more mix in with the freshwater...

Steady fishing on charter in Sarasota this morning.

Steady fishing on charter in Sarasota this morning.

Clients on a Sarasota fishing charter did well this morning casting Bass Assassin jigs while drifting deep grass flats in Sarasota Bay and at the mouth of New Pass.  Speckled trout, bluefish, gag grouper,...

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...

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...

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...

Spanish mackerel showing up in Sarasota Bay

Spanish mackerel showing up in Sarasota Bay

Recent rains have caused the water temperature to drop a few degrees, down into the mid 80's.  That, coupled with abundant baitfish has resulted in some nice sized Spanish mackerel showing up in my...

Hot speckled trout fishing in Sarasota!

Hot speckled trout fishing in Sarasota!

Summer is here and the speckled trout bite has been as hot as the weather!  There is a ton of bait on the flats, especially those near the passes.  This in turn has attracted...

Great summer fishing in Sarasota!

Great summer fishing in Sarasota!

The excellent summer fishing continued in Lido Key and Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.  The pattern was to cast jigs early when the fish were working on the surface then switching to live bait...

Excellent fishing continues in Sarasota with a lot of surface action!

Excellent fishing continues in Sarasota with a lot of surface action!

The excellent fishing contines on the deep grass flats in Sarasota Bay from Marker #5 just north of Siesta Key up to Buttonwood Harbor.  The key continued to be the abundance of baitfish schools...

Good speckled trout fishing on Siesta Key

Good speckled trout fishing on Siesta Key

Weather has finally stabilized and the water clearing and we are experiencing normal summer patterns.  That means east winds in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Clients on fishing charters in Sarasota have...

Fly fishing produces in Siesta Key

Fly fishing produces in Siesta Key

Winds were light and conditions were good for clients on Sarasota fly fishing charters this week.  The middlegrounds was the top spot but Marker #5 also produced some fish.  Speckled trout, bluefish, jacks, and...

Good fishing in Siesta Key

Good fishing in Siesta Key

It has been very warm here on Siesta Key, in Sarasota, Florida, along with steady winds around 15 knots.  Getting out on the water early and being done before lunch time has been crucial...

Fishing Siesta Key flats producing trout, mackerel, bluefish, and more!

Fishing Siesta Key flats producing trout, mackerel, bluefish, and more!

The deep grass flats around both Big Pass and New Pass produced good action for clients who booked a fishing charter with me of late.  The bite in the passes has slowed, and I...