Trout bite remains hot in Sarasota!
June has been a very good month for speckled trout action on the deep grass flats near Siesta Key and around Big Sarasota Pass. The bait fish showed up in big numbers and this in turn got the fish excited. Along with trout, anglers are catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevelle, ladyfish, snapper, and other species. Live shrimp worked well but for the best fishing, chumming with live shiners has been the key.
This technique requires a large baitwell and the ability to throw a cast net, as a LOT of bait in needed. Once the well is full, the boat is anchored up-tide from a likely spot and handfuls of bait fish are tossed out. It usually does not take long for the trout and other species to find the easy meals, and are then easy tagets for baits with hooks in them. The bite is usually over by late morning, and it is quite warm, so I like to get out there early.