Fishing charters produced variety
Siesta Key fishing charters produced variety and action!
Fishing was very good for clients this week. Fishing charters produced variety and action for clients on Siesta Key fishing charters this week. The bite was good early as it has been very warm. The lack of afternoon rains resulted in the water temperature hitting 88 degrees.
Siesta Key fishing charters produced speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano, mangrove snapper, bluefish, grouper, snapper, jacks, ladyfish, sea bass, flounder, and catfish this week. All of the fish were caught on the deep grass flats in six to ten feet of water near New Pass. Jigs with Gulp Shrimp and live bait fish were equally productive. The bite has been a morning one, it is very warm in Sarasota in July.
Changing fishing tactics was the key to success!
One technique that worked well this week was to begin the fishing charter casting Gulp Shrimp on jig heads. Fish tend to be more active at first light. Therefore, it is good to take advantage of this feeding period instead of using that time to catch bait. Jigs catch a lot of fish year round and are quite versatile. One morning we stayed with the jigs and did well. On the other morning I caught bait mid morning after the jig bite slowed. Being willing to switch tactics is a good reason that fishing charters produced variety and action.
One of the attractions of this summer fishing is the variety. Clients on fishing charters normally catch eight to ten different species on every trip. This week we were surprised with a couple of nice pompano. Flounder, big snapper, gag grouper, and black sea bass were also nice surprises. I can't stress enough to importance of getting out on the water early. Often the first hour or two is the most productive portion of the charer. Also, it has been an extremely hot summer. Anglers fishing Siesta Key and Sarasota need to put on sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses, and drink liquids.