Siesta Key is a world famous vacation destination. Siesta Key Beach was the #1 beach in America for 2011. Great restaurants and accommodations are plentiful. Siesta Key has one other thing to offer its visitors, fantastic angling opportunities! Fishing Siesta Key will be an adventure you will not want to miss out on when in Florida.
At the north end of Siesta Key is Big Sarasota Pass. A veritable fish highway, the pass connects the Gulf of Mexico with Sarasota Bay. Lush grass flats abound in this area, making it a great spot for a multitude of fish species. Speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano, bluefish, ladyfish, jack crevelle, sharks, grouper, snapper, sea bass, flounder, and silver trout, all caught regularly fishing over the deep grass. The docks and other structure on the north end of Siesta Key attract snook, redfish, sheepshead, drum, snapper, and grouper.
The character of the bay changes south of Siesta Drive down to the Midnight Pass area. Oyster bars are plentiful, attracting snook, redfish, and sheepshead. Residential canals and docks will hold gamefish, particularly in cooler weather. Grass flats are great for speckled trout, pompano, and ladyfish on high tides.
Surf casters do well fishing Siesta Key beaches. Sight-casting to snook is very popular in the summertime. Saltwater panfish such as whiting, trout, sheepshead, and pompano are regularly taken from the shore. Anglers fishing from boats will experience incredible action on Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, and false albacore when conditions are right. Point of Rocks on Siesta Key is a world famous tarpon hot-spot. These giants grow to over 200 pounds, this is truly world class sportfishing!
FISHING CHARTER with Captain Jim Klopfer
The best way to experience the fantastic fishing on Siesta Key is to go with a professional guide. Capt Jim Klopfer runs Adventure Charters. A fishing guide since 1991, Capt Jim spends the majority of his time fishing around Siesta Key. He is very much tuned in to the local fish migrations and conditions. That 20 years experience fishing these waters will help you catch more fish. Many visitors to Siesta Key are novices and families with young children, Capt Jim is patient, easy-going, and friendly, ensuring a quality, relaxed angling experience. He can also accommodate seasoned anglers seeking more of a challenge such as snook, redfish, and tarpon. Call Capt Jim at (941) 371-1390