Sheepshead fishing good off of the Sarasota beaches.
Calm winds and flats seas produced excellent conditions to bottom fish the artificial reefs off of Sarasota. Clients on a Siesta Key fishing charter had great fun this morning, catching several nice sheepshead up to 4 pounds. Mangrove and gray snapper, porgies, grouper, and flounder were also landed. Live shrimp fished right on the bottom fooled all of the fish. It was so calm that we did not even need to anchor. The sheepshead spawning run is just getting started and there should be a nice push of fish into the passes and bays. Bridges, docks, and rocky structure should all be productive.