Great action and variety on Sarasota fishing charters!

Sarasota offers visitors a wide variety of angling opportunities, and this week was a good example of that.  Some guides specialize in certain techniques, and that is fine, but I like to mix it up, that keeps it exciting for me as well.  This week clients caught speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, ladyfish, and a big whiting on the deep flats throughout the area, with the Middlegrounds being the top spot for me.  Fly casters did well with a heavy chartreuse/white Clouser and spin fishers used Bass Assassin and Gulp products with success.  Inshore bottom fishing trips to the nearshore reefs produced some nice sheepshead along with porgies, grouper, snapper, and flounder.  River fishing is winding down early as it has been unseasonably warm.  A recent trip to the Myakka did not produce a lot of fish, but Bob Blaylock from Plant City, FL caught his first ever snook on a Rapala Jointed BX Minnow, a real trophy!

Sarasota fishing report