Great summer for speckled trout on Siesta key!
I have been a fishing guide in Sarasota, Florida since 1991 and I have a great fishing report This is one of the best seasons for speckled trout that I have seen in that time, for both numbers and quality. Clients on fishing charters this summer are landing 75-100 fish per morning, with speckled trout being the most numerous, by far. The deep grass flats near both New Pass and Big Pass have consistently been the most reliable producers and live pilchards have been the best bait. Hard incoming tides in the morning will help as well. This bite should contine for another month or two. I can not stress enough how important it is to release these big breeder fish, they are the future of our fishery!