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Fishing in Sarasota resumes after Irma

Capt. Jim Klopfer
September 21, 2017
Sarasota - Saltwater Fishing Report

Sarasota dodged a bullet as Hurricane Irma skirted by. While we missed the brunt force of the storm, we did receive a bunch of rain and wind. The salinity in Sarasota Bay was very low. However, conditions are returning to normal and fishing has been quite good. Bait is thick in the passes, out on the beach, and in spots throughout the bay. I ran a Siesta Key fishing charter this morning with Fred Swank from Ohio. Fred caught a bunch of fish, including an "inshore slam", which consists of a speckled trout, redfish, and snook in one day. We started off catching jacks and ladyfish in Big Pass using shrimp and Rapala X-Raps. I caught bait and used that to chum up the redfish, snook, and snapper near mangrove shorelines. Chumming on the deep grass at Stephen's Pt produced speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, snapper, jacks, and grouper.

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Adventure Charters is a family oriented guide service that caters to anglers of all skill levels in a relaxed, fun environment. I can accommodate up to 4 anglers on my 20' Key West bay boat. Charters are custom suited to the clients schedule, experience level, expectations, and location. Come and experience a great day of fishing in sunny Sarasota, Florida. Families with children are most welcome! Dolphins and other wildlife are seen on most trips.

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1059 N. Tamilami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-371-1390
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