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Sarasota Fishing



Top Sarasota Fishing Spots

  1. EGMONT KEY REEF #26
    4/13/2011 4:19:49 PM - EGMONT KEY REEF #26 (Bay) Relief (in feet) 8 Description GULF PIER -FT. DESOTO PILE CUTOFFS Date of Deployment May 17 2002 Primary Material CONCRETE PILE CUTOFFS Ton


  2. USS Narcissus
    7/16/2012 6:29:30 PM - The USS Narcissus is a screw steamer launched in July 1863 as Mary Cook at East Albany, N.Y. It was purchased by the Union Navy at New York City on 23 September 1863 from Ja


  3. 7
    3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - REEF 27.077166667 -82.544833333


  4. 9
    3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - SARASOTA 27.098500000 -82.484333333


  5. BUOY 3
    5/6/2011 11:51:25 PM - 27.578333333333 -82.746166666667


  6. BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3
    4/13/2011 4:19:14 PM - BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3 Depth (in feet) 19 Relief (in feet) 8 Description CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKING RAILINGS AND RUBBLE FROM TREASURE ISLAND CAUSEWAY Date of Dep


  7. DESOTO BOAT RAMP
    5/10/2017 12:26:34 PM -


  8. MISENER BARGE
    4/13/2011 4:20:30 PM - Name MISENER BARGE County MANATEE Depth (in feet) 25 Relief (in feet) 8 Description 100 X 35 X 8 FOOT BARGE ACCIDENTALLY SUNK BY MISENER MARINE Date of Deployment December 19


  9. Bird Key Channel
    1/4/2017 9:49:00 PM - Channel with a ledge here that will hold fish.


  10. Port Manatee Reef
    1/14/2018 2:51:19 AM -



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Sarasota Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Sarasota, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 14.93% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 5725 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Sarasota Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 14.36% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 5507 Pinfish counted.

    Sarasota Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE SARASOTA PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  5. Scaled Sardine

  6. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 10.51% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 4031 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Sarasota Scaled Sardine Counts Chart
    Scaled

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SCALED SARDINE COUNTS CHART


  7. White Grunt

  8. White Grunt

    There is a 10.46% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 4010 White Grunt counted.

    Sarasota White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

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  9. Sheepshead

  10. Sheepshead

    There is a 9.4% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 3604 Sheepshead counted.

    Sarasota Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

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  11. Spanish Mackerel

  12. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 4.73% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1813 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Sarasota Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart
    Spanish

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SPANISH MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  13. Gray Snapper

  14. Gray Snapper

    There is a 4.51% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1729 Gray Snapper counted.

    Sarasota Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

    ENLARGE SARASOTA GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  15. Ladyfish

  16. Ladyfish

    There is a 4.33% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1659 Ladyfish counted.

    Sarasota Ladyfish Counts Chart
    Ladyfish

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  17. Red Grouper

  18. Red Grouper

    There is a 3.93% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1506 Red Grouper counted.

    Sarasota Red Grouper Counts Chart
    Red

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  19. Gag Grouper

  20. Gag Grouper

    There is a 3.08% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 1181 Gag Grouper counted.

    Sarasota Gag Grouper Counts Chart
    Gag

    ENLARGE SARASOTA GAG GROUPER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 89 species of fish and 38344 fish counted for February around Sarasota.

To date, there are 147 species of fish and a total of 1086438 fish counted for Sarasota and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 2:51:42 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Sarasota Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Sarasota Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report Thursday January 26 2023
    1/26/2023 3:43:54 PM - High winds have made it difficult to venture offshore these past couple weeks but when its been possible the bite has been great!! Red grouper and a few small black grouper b


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    1/17/2023 9:04:02 AM - Hobie keeps reinventing themselves over and over again. They are innovative and revolutionary in both their design and their craftsmanship. This is why people buy Hobie Kayak


  • Fishing Report Monday January 9th 2023
    1/9/2023 11:56:56 AM - With the winds slowing down a bit we have been able to get back offshore and boy is it good!! Gags are now closed but red grouper is open and they have been extremely plentif


  • Fishing Report!! Monday December 26th 2022
    12/26/2022 3:55:00 PM - Well first off we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Fishing has been pretty fantastic these past few weeks! Offshore anglers were reporting


  • Holidays on the Water in Sarasota Bay
    12/15/2022 2:22:20 PM - The holidays are almost here! Tis the season to be merry! For many this means gift giving and spending time with family and friends. Luckily we have so many items in our stor


  • Sarasota Inshore Fishing Charter
    12/1/2022 10:00:50 AM - The waters are cooling and December fishing is getting hot! There are cobia and redfish being caught both in the bay in at the Nearshore reefs give me a holler when you’re rea


  • Fishing Report! Friday November 25th 2022
    11/25/2022 3:27:38 PM - Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving now lets get back to fishing!! We have had scattered reports of red tide over the last couple weeks in our area but I must str


  • Black Friday Kayak and Sup Sale
    11/15/2022 9:59:36 AM - It’s the holiday season and we’re having a great Black Friday kayak and sup sale for you! You know some water enthusiast who has something special on their list and we’re sur


  • Fishing Report! Friday October 28th 2022
    10/28/2022 3:40:26 PM - Well it sure has been an interesting few weeks! With things starting to get back to normal after the storm the fishing seems to be getting back as well. The cobia reports hav


  • Catching Fall Kings
    10/18/2022 10:45:00 AM -   Fall is coming!   That means the King mackerel will be here soon. The water temperature is dropping and the cold fronts are starting to move through.  This pushes the Kings


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Top Sarasota Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Economy Tackle
    Since 1948, Economy Tackle / Dolphin Paddlesports has been serving the area's water sport enthusiasts with great service and competitive prices.

  2. Annie's Bait & Tackle
    VOTED #1 BAIT & TACKLE! COME SEE US FOR A TASTE OF "OLD FLORIDA"

  3. Island Discount Tackle


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Top Sarasota Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Anna Maria Inshore Fishing LLC
    Anna Maria Inshore Fishing, LLC is the premier fishing experience for everyone. We provide a first-rate fishing adventure for all ages. Join Charter Fishing Guide, Capt. Kyle aboard his Custom 23' Dorado Boat and be provided an experience like n

  2. Captain Ryan Taylor
    If you are in the Bradenton/Sarasota area and looking for a great day on the water… You are looking in the right place. Capt. Ryan can guarantee a fun-filled day of fishing whether you are looking for a great day with family and friends or a skilled

  3. Captain Jason Stock Fishing Charters
    JM Snooky Kayak Charters has been guiding clients on Anna Maria Island, Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key, and Tampa Bay since 2004. Our kayak trips consist of fully-rigged Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 fishing kayaks and take place either sunrise till lunc

  4. T Stephens Top Notch Charters
    Top Notch Fishing is a bay, backcountry, and near shore fishing guide service for West Central Florida. We operate in Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay and service the Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, St. Pete, Tampa and Venice areas. Li

  5. Magic Sarasota Fishing
    Captain Alan Routh brings 40 years experience fishing sarasota as one of the few Native guides.

  6. Drag-On Charters
    Come fishing with me Captain Eric. WE can go for the monster or fill the cooler with the freshest catch of the day.

  7. Tearin' Em Up! Fishing Charters
    Looking for a fun day on the water with your family and friends? You’re in the right place! We’re Tearin’ Em Up! In Sarasota, Fl.

  8. Awestruck Fishing Charters
    Inshore Fishing Bradenton Captain Phil Dyer offers Bradenton/Sarasota flats/inshore fishing charters fishing Tampa Bay and Sarasota flats fishing from Bradenton, Florida for Snook, Trout and Redfish and more…

  9. Captain Matt Charters
    Tampa Bay charter fishing has something to offer everyone, whether you’re a seasoned angler or a very young angler just learning for the first time. The fishing in Tampa Bay is consistently plentiful for many different kinds of fish. This generous va

  10. Sarasota, Longboat Key Fishing Fishburger Charters


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