Siesta Key Fishing Charters
Siesta Key is a barrier island near Sarasota, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, an hour south of Tampa. Siesta Key offers visitors fantastic angling opportunities all year long. The best way to experience this action is to go out with a professional captain. Clients going out on fishing charters do very well on a variety of species using multiple techniques.
Big Sarasota Pass borders Siesta Key to the north and holds mackerel, bluefish, pompano, and ladyfish. Structure in the pass holds sheepshead and snapper; both being both great sport and table fare. Lush grass flats surround Siesta Key and offer great fishing! Speckled trout are very popular, but Spanish mackerel, pompano, cobia, bluefish, jack crevelle, sea bass, grouper, snapper, flounder, ladyfish, and more are common catches throughout the year.
Oyster bars and mangrove shorelines dominate the backcountry portions of Robert’s Bay and Little Sarasota Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, and jack crevelle thrive in this habitat and readily take a live or artificial bait. Snook in particular are a highly sought-after species; it is the premier inshore gamefish in Florida.
The beaches along Siesta Key provide great action as well. Surf casters do well on whiting and pompano. Tarpon migrate through the area in summer and offer world class angling to those willing to take on the challenge!