Siesta Key snapper fishing in Sarasota, Florida!

Mangrove snapper fishing has been very good in the waters off of Siesta Key Florida over the last couple of years, and 2016 has been no exception.  These tasty saltwater panfish are a prime target on my trips; they provide great sport and even better table fare.  While artificial baits may fool the occassional mangrove snapper, live or fresh dead bait will catch the majority of fish.  Surprisingly, anglers catch a lot of snappers while fishing the deep grass flats in Sarasota for trout and other species.  Structure such as bridges, docks, and rocky shorelines are prime habitat for snappers.  They can be a bit shy, so scaling down on hooks and tackle will increase the odds for success.

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