Fishing Reports

Spring Fishing is in Full Swing

I have been very busy over the past couple weeks fishing with spring breakers down on vacation in Sarasota and Bradenton.

Before this front came through on Sunday the fishing was off the chain with lots of spotted seatrout and snook being landed and jacks, ladyfish, and Spanish mackerel also in the mix providing lots of action for anglers. The bait is getting more plentiful around the piers in Tampa bay and it has been making its way onto the flats as well. We have already started to see snook in some of the passes and the Tarpon should be making their way up here soon migrating north along the beaches. I have been hearing reports of fish being landed regularly in the Fort Myers area so it is only a matter of time before they are around Siesta Key & Anna Maria Island.

On the near shore scene off the beach to about 5-6 miles out we have been seeing a good amount of kingfish in the 10-20 pound range. We have been trolling for them around bait schools, which has been very productive and flat lining blue runners or big pilchards while bottom fishing around wrecks and hard bottom getting a bite here and there. Permit have been on the wrecks and I’ve seen some dedicated people catching them, once the crabs are more accessible to catch they will be a good target on our fishing charters for May and June.

If you are looking for a fun, unforgettable day on the water give me a call/text 813-220-8725 to book a fishing charter and experience some of the great fishing Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bradenton, & Anna Maria Island have to offer!