Sarasota flats fishing improving as it warms up.

I have a positive fishing report for Sarasota ths week!  Action on the deep grass flats improved significantly this week as water temperatures hit 70 degrees by the afternoon.  Speckled trout fishing was particularly good, with many fish being caught by clients casting Gulp! Shrimp on a 1/4 ounce jig head.  The flats in the middle of Sarasota Bay near Stephen's Pt and Buttonwood were the best spots.  Along with trout, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, grouper, and ladyfish were landed.  Sheepshead were caught by anglers fishing shrimp near docks and structure in Big Pass.  Snook and jack crevelle are still up in creeks and canals and are hit Rapala plugs and Gulp! jerk baits.

Sarasota fishing report