About the Book

“Sarasota Fishing Secrets” was written to help both the novice and experienced freshwater angler understand inshore saltwater fishing specifically here in Sarasota, Florida.  However, virtually all of the information is applicable to the entire west coast of Florida.  This 80 page guide is available for download as a PDF for $6 and includes tackle, rigging, techniques and strategies, monthly fishing forecasts, and articles.  It also includes a fishing map of Sarasota Bay south to Blackburn Point with spots that Captain Jim fishes on a daily basis.

Captain Jim Klopfer moved to Sarasota in 1986 and earned his U.S.C.G license in 1991 and has been a full time fishing guide for over 20 years.  He also enjoys writing and sharing his experience with others, writing dozens of articles for Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Sport Fishing, Hooked-Up Designs, Siesta Sand, Gulf Coast Fisherman, Woods-N-Waters, GAFF Magazine, and more.  He takes a basic and logical “how-to” approach, hoping to convey his knowledge in san easy to understand style.  

The first few pages cover rods, reels, tackle, and inshore angling tactics and techniques.  He then covers multiple subjects in a dozen articles titled;

  • Winter Tactics
  • Inshore Gulf Strategies
  • Tarpon Fishing
  • Winter Creek and River Fishing
  • Summer Snookin
  • The Best of Both Worlds
  • September Snappers
  • Sheepshead Tricks
  • Mixed Bag
  • Summer Flats Fishing
  • Fly Fishing Made Easy
  • Fall Beach Fishing