Fishing Siesta Key Blog

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...

Mangrove snapper are plentiful on fishing charters!

Mangrove snapper are plentiful on fishing charters!

The mangrove snapper migration is in full swing in Sarasota Bay.  Snapper school up as they preapre to migrate out on the bays and into the Gulf of Mexico, and the feed heavily as...

Fishing bounced back quickly after Tropical Storm Emily

Fishing bounced back quickly after Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical Storm Emily built up quickly but also blew through the area just as fast.  We received some wind and rain, shutting down fishing for a couple of days.  But, conditions settled down soon...

Summer snook fishing in Sarasota!

Summer snook fishing in Sarasota!

Candice headed out on Sarasota Bay on a Sunday afternoon with her step-father to do a little tubing, a little fishing, and enjoy the afternoon on the water. The tide was running out hard...