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Good action in Sarasota on flats.

Capt. Jim Klopfer
May 15, 2018
Sarasota - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing was good this week, with anglers catching a variety of species using several different techniques for clients on Sarasota fishing charters. The deep grass flats continue to be the most reliable pattern. Speckled trout were plentiful on flats in 6' to 8' of water for clients fishing Lido Key, Radio Tower, and Stephen's Pt. Wind was an issue, forcing us to look for a little break and fish the east side of the bay and the flats behind Bird Key. Live shrimp and jigs with Gulp Shrimp and Bass Assassin baits did well. Spanish mackerel,bluefish, gag grouper, and ladyfish were also landed.

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Big Sarasota Pass runs between Siesta Key and Lido Key and has been providing anglers on Sarasota fishing charters with steady action. Ladyfish, mackerel, pompano, and catfish hit small chartreuse jigs and live shrimp. Drifting with the tide worked best.

Docks in Robert's Bay along Siesta Key are holding redfish, snook, snapper, and sheepshead. It is a bit late in the season, but there are still sheepshead around. Live shrimp fished with a split shat was the best technique. It is encouraging to see redfish starting to show up again after being scarce the last couple of years.

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