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red tide slows bite in Sarasota

Capt. Jim Klopfer
July 17, 2021
Sarasota - Saltwater Fishing Report

Unfortunately, the red tide that has been plaguing Tampa Bay moved into our area this week. There was not a huge fish kill, but it certainly slowed the bite. It also makes fishing with live bait difficult as and red tide that gets in the well will kill most of it. On Monday and Tuesday I was able to fish bait near the passes and caught a few nice snapper. The rest of the week jigs were used. Anglers caught a decent amount of species, though action was far from fast and furious. Areas of clean water produced trout to 21", flounder, bluefish to 3 pounds, Spanish mackerel, jacks, sea bass, ladyfish, and other species.

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