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Sarasota Fishing



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 21.93% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 10217 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Sarasota Scaled Sardine Counts Chart
    Scaled

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SCALED SARDINE COUNTS CHART


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 13.98% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 6516 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Sarasota Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  5. Pinfish

  6. Pinfish

    There is a 10.23% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 4769 Pinfish counted.

    Sarasota Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE SARASOTA PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Ladyfish

  8. Ladyfish

    There is a 5.6% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2608 Ladyfish counted.

    Sarasota Ladyfish Counts Chart
    Ladyfish

    ENLARGE SARASOTA LADYFISH COUNTS CHART


  9. Spanish Mackerel

  10. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 4.85% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2260 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Sarasota Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart
    Spanish

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  11. White Grunt

  12. White Grunt

    There is a 4.68% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 2181 White Grunt counted.

    Sarasota White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE SARASOTA WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  13. Red Grouper

  14. Red Grouper

    There is a 3.63% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 1690 Red Grouper counted.

    Sarasota Red Grouper Counts Chart
    Red

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  15. Snook

  16. Snook

    There is a 3.59% catch rate for Snook, based on 1675 Snook counted.

    Sarasota Snook Counts Chart
    Snook

    ENLARGE SARASOTA SNOOK COUNTS CHART


  17. Thread Herring

  18. Thread Herring

    There is a 3.15% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 1469 Thread Herring counted.

    Sarasota Thread Herring Counts Chart
    Thread

    ENLARGE SARASOTA THREAD HERRING COUNTS CHART


  19. Gray Snapper

  20. Gray Snapper

    There is a 3.13% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 1459 Gray Snapper counted.

    Sarasota Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

    ENLARGE SARASOTA GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 94 species of fish and 46599 fish counted for April around Sarasota.

To date, there are 167 species of fish and a total of 1365057 fish counted for Sarasota and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 4/16/2024 7:22:34 PM

*** 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Sarasota are the following:

  1. EGMONT KEY REEF #26
    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
    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
    REEF 27.077166667 -82.544833333


  4. 9
    SARASOTA 27.098500000 -82.484333333


  5. BUOY 3
    27.578333333333 -82.746166666667


  6. MISENER BARGE
    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


  7. Port Manatee Reef


  8. Bird Key Channel
    Channel with a ledge here that will hold fish.


  9. 7 Mile Mile Reef


  10. St Pete Beach Reef


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

  5. 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

  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. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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…

  10. Sarasota, Longboat Key Fishing Fishburger Charters


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