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Fishing is About to Explode as Summer Winds Down

Capt. Taylor Cowieson
August 27, 2018
Bradenton - Saltwater Fishing Report

The month of August has been a slower month as far as fishing charters around here in Bradenton and Sarasota. We have been plagued with the red tide algae bloom which has discouraged people from getting out on the water. The people that did venture out with us this month experienced great fishing despite the conditions. Sure we had to run the boat through some areas that were full of the algae bloom and dead fish but we found clean water and hungry fish that were unaffected and willing to bite.

We have been concentrating our efforts fishing the Bradenton and Palmetto areas as they have not been afftected by red tide at all, with good clean water and lots of bait around. Guests do not have to worry about an unpleasent smell or seeing dead fish in these areas and can enjoy a fun time catching fish and eating them with no worries.

On the inshore side we have encountered lots of spanish mackeral, ladyfish, jacks, and mangrove snapper along with snook, trout, and a few tarpon that have still been lingering before they head south. As the month of August progressed the redfish have gotten more active and we have been finding some nice sized schools of fish the last two weeks making for some fast paced action battling these hungry fish. The action on the redfish should only get better as we get into September and the afternoon rain patterns continue to cool the water.

Nearshore we have still been doing well with snapper fishing being the hottest bite and Barracudas around on the artificial reefs. We will start to see Kingfish moving down the coast towards the back half of September and will make for lots of fun!

If you are looking for a fishing charter in the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key areas give me a call at 813-220-8725 to book a fishing charter and enjoy a fun day on the water!


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Come join Capt Taylor on a fishing adventure! We fish the waters of Sarasota bay, Tampa bay, and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on the time of year there is always something good to catch in these waters which makes for a fun fishing day no matter what time of year! You will be fishing aboard our beatiful 23 ft Andros that can accommodate up to 4 anglers! to book a charter call Capt Taylor at 813-220-8725 or email [email protected]

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Bradenton, FL 34208
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