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. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 44.43% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 45791 Scaled Sardine counted.


  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 10.5% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 10824 Pinfish counted.


  5. Thread Herring

  6. Thread Herring

    There is a 7.14% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 7357 Thread Herring counted.


  7. Spotted Seatrout

  8. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 6.19% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 6374 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  9. Spanish Mackerel

  10. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.95% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 6131 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  11. Gray Snapper

  12. Gray Snapper

    There is a 3.47% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 3571 Gray Snapper counted.


  13. Crevalle Jack

  14. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 2.87% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 2958 Crevalle Jack counted.


  15. White Grunt

  16. White Grunt

    There is a 2.07% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 2137 White Grunt counted.


  17. Ladyfish

  18. Ladyfish

    There is a 2.06% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2120 Ladyfish counted.


  19. Red Drum

  20. Red Drum

    There is a 1.87% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1922 Red Drum counted.


Recommedations above based on 94 species of fish and 103053 fish counted for September around Sarasota.

To date, there are 144 species of fish and a total of 1084496 fish counted for Sarasota and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (162 years).

Last Update: 9/21/2022 7:38:15 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.

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Latest Sarasota Fishing Reports

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  • Fishing Report!! Sunday May 22 2022
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    4/8/2022 10:27:24 AM - Inshore fishing has been the name of the game these past couple weeks with primarily high winds in the mornings and afternoons. Getting offshore is tough to do safely in a sm


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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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