Fishing Reports

Post Irma Fishing

Hurricane Irma passed through the Bradenton area last Sunday September 10th. The hurricane brought lots of heavy winds and rain. After the a couple days of cleanup and no power things are back to normal for most of the Bradenton/Sarasota area.
Post Irma the fish have been hungry! We are approaching the fall fishing pattern and the fish are starting to feed heavily. Redfish have been schooling on the flats and moving up to the mangroves on high tide. In the Bradenton and Sarasota areas it seems like the redfish are eating everything in sight. Once you locate the school, chumming with live bait has helped to keep the fish interested. Snook will be mixed in along the mangrove shorelines with the redfish.
On the deeper grass flats you can expect to find a mix of mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, ladyfish and seatrout. We have also been catching the occasional pompano and flounder. There will also be large schools of jack crevalle roaming Tampa bay and Sarasota bay. Fishing the deeper grass flats of the bay usually provides fast action and a good variety of fish, which is great for young anglers.
This is my favorite time of year to go fishing; we can target so many different species of fish! If you are looking to get out and catch some fish in the Bradenton or Sarasota area give me a call at 813-220-8725.