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Sarasota, Florida Fishing Report

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Sarasota, Florida Fishing Report

Postby Capt. Bob Smith » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:06 am

September 15, 2006
Sarasota Florida Fishing Report
By Capt. Bob Smith

The grass flats off of Stephens Pt. and north of the Ringling home are still hot! Today at first light, we found Tarpon all over the flats in small pods feeding on the larger bait fish, like ladyfish. The average size looked to be about fifty pounds. I have never seen so many tarpon in one place on Sarasota Bay. The tarpon were cruising the flats all morning.

We have also been catching blacktip sharks to 36” on DOA 3” shrimp and large live shrimp. Most of the steady action has been jacks, ladyfish and small gag grouper. If you have the time and the bait, you may hook-up with a nice size pompano, sea trout, Mangrove snapper, and Spanish mackerel. Schools of small redfish have also visited us from time to time.

Redfish have been caught on a regular basis along the Rim Canal and Buttonwood Harbor.

Offshore fishing has had a problem with the Redtide. Finding and keeping baitfish alive while passing through patches of red tide has been the problem. Using an aerator system instead of an intake system may work better.

Although we have dead fish floating through the passes, most of the north east side of the bay has been clear of the R-tide.

Enjoy & Protect
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