Fantastic false albacore fishing in Sarasota!
The fishing in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Siesta Key and Lido Key beaches has been nothing short of fantastic this fall! False albacore, also know as bonito, little tunny, fat Alberts and more are plentiful and have been foraging on schools of glass minnows on the surface. This is a very visual and exciting trip as anglers chase around the breaking fish. There are also some Spanish mackerel mixed in but the albies are far more numerous. These fish put up a terrific battle on light tackle, often times taking almost all of the line on the first run. Bass Assassin Sea Shad jigs and Rapal X-Raps are my top baits. Clients on Siesta Key fishing charters are averaging a dozen fish to ten pounds hooked each morning.