Good action in Sarasota beteeen fronts!
Weather was once again a factor this week as a pretty strong front moved through early in the week, impacting my Sarasota fishing report. The bite was strong on Sunday as we drifted the flats casting Bass Assassin jigs and catching a bunch of fish. Monday and Tuesday were nasty, and it was still breezy Wednesday but got better each day after that. Speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, and ladyfish hit jigs and free lined shrimp on the deeper flats. The areas north of New Pass had cleaner water and those spots were more productive., with Bishop’s Pt. and Stephen’s Pt. being best for me. I ran across a bucket while up on plane and saw a tripletail under it. A live shrimp cast toward it was instantly devoured! The passes and nearby docks are loaded up with sheepshead, if you want a few for dinner, fine, but please don’t keep too many as they are easy to catch while schooled up to spawn. Redfish and snook hit live shrimp under docks south of Phillippi Creek.
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