Category: Sarasota Fishing Report

Read current fishing reports for Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Lido Key, Florida. Capt Jim Klopfer writes a Sarasota fishing report weekly.

Good action for Siesta Key fly casters

Good action for Siesta Key fly casters

The winds finally let up and I was able to run a couple of Sarasota fly fishing charters this week out of Siesta Key, Florida.  The technique that worked best was to drift with...

Sheepshead showing up in Sarasota

Sheepshead showing up in Sarasota

It looks like the winter/early spring run of spawning sheepshead has beun in Sarasota.  Big Pass, which is at the north end of Siesta Key, has deep water, good current flow, and loads of...

Siesta Key fishing bounces back after Hermine

Siesta Key fishing bounces back after Hermine

Hurricane Hermine dumped a bunch of fresh water into Sarasota Bay last week.  But, the fishing quickly returned to normal and here is my Sarasota fishing report.  The water did have a stained look,...

Speckled trout fishing good in Siesta Key

Speckled trout fishing good in Siesta Key

Here is my latest Sarasota fishing report.  It has been extremely hot in Sarasota, Florida of late with "feels like" temeratures into the mid 100's and water temperatures reaching almost ninety degrees!  The fishing...

Bonita Blitz off of Siesta Key

Bonita Blitz off of Siesta Key

I ran a tarpon charter on Sunday, working the inshore Gulf of Mexico just off of Point of Rocks on Siesta Key.  We saw quite a few tarpon and had several very good shots,...

Snook on the fly with Ben Freeman

Snook on the fly with Ben Freeman

Snook fishing on the Myakka River “Oooh, I like the looks of that one!” I said as Ben opened up his fly box for me to inspect.  I could tell by the look on...