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


  5. 9
    3/27/2011 3:11:54 AM - SARASOTA 27.098500000 -82.484333333


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


  7. 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


  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. St Pete Beach Reef
    6/21/2013 6:30:29 PM -



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Sarasota Fishing Prediction

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 41.44% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 49823 Scaled Sardine counted.


  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 9.56% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 11497 Pinfish counted.


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 8.46% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 10167 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  7. Thread Herring

  8. Thread Herring

    There is a 8.45% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 10162 Thread Herring counted.


  9. Spanish Mackerel

  10. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 6.84% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 8223 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  11. White Grunt

  12. White Grunt

    There is a 3.16% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 3801 White Grunt counted.


  13. Red Grouper

  14. Red Grouper

    There is a 2.64% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 3173 Red Grouper counted.


  15. Snook

  16. Snook

    There is a 1.93% catch rate for Snook, based on 2321 Snook counted.


  17. Gray Snapper

  18. Gray Snapper

    There is a 1.92% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 2305 Gray Snapper counted.


  19. Ladyfish

  20. Ladyfish

    There is a 1.68% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2016 Ladyfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 87 species of fish and 120228 fish counted for May around Sarasota.

To date, there are 118 species of fish and a total of 1054917 fish counted for Sarasota and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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Latest Sarasota Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report!! Sunday May 22 2022
    5/22/2022 2:34:15 PM - The tarpon are here!!! Crabs have been flowing very well on the tides this past week which had definitely set off an insane tarpon bite in Sarasota!! Some local shops are car


  • Paddleboard with Mom on Mother’s Day
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  • Fishing Report Friday April 8th 2022
    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


  • What Happens When You Buy an Inflatable Paddleboard From Us?
    3/28/2022 8:14:58 AM - What happens when you buy an inflatable paddleboard from us? Well you get the best service! You get the best products! You also get the best selection! We have been serving t


  • Fishing Report! Monday March 21st 2022
    3/21/2022 4:47:06 PM - Spring is here!! And so is the bait. Offshore fishing has been a bit tough with high winds and rough seas the past couple weeks but we have still had plenty of reports. Afric


  • Hobie Inflatables now at Economy Tackle and Dolphin Paddlesports!
    3/11/2022 10:29:44 AM - Hobie Inflatables kayaks and paddleboards are safe durable and reliable! They are just as good as their traditional counterparts especially as Hobie technology continues to e


  • Fishing Report! Tuesday March 1st 2022
    3/1/2022 11:33:20 AM - Spring fishing has begun!! Water temps are still pretty low for beach snook but we have had some reports of fish already staging up in the pass. This means it wont be long be


  • Fishing Report!! Monday February 14 2022
    2/14/2022 4:20:44 PM - Sheepshead have been the name of the game!! Higher winds and colder temps have made it more difficult to get offshore so many fishing guides and recreational fisherman have b


  • Fishing Report “Winter Fishing” Friday January 28 2022
    1/28/2022 3:58:17 PM - Burrr!!! (This coming from a native Floridian!) We are seeing some much colder air temps this week which equate to much colder water temps. The inshore  pompano bite has been


  • New Year Time for New Paddlesports
    1/19/2022 11:24:42 AM - It’s a new year making it the perfect time for new Paddlesports! What better time to learn a new activity or if you already know all about Paddlesports it’s a perfect time to


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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. 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…

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Sarasota, Longboat Key Fishing Fishburger Charters


  10. 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

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