Sarasota Fishing Book
Tips, techniques, forecasts and detailed maps.
Secrets of Fishing Sarasota
About the Book
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.
It was difficult to tell whether a fish was making the rod tip move or whether it was my angler shivering. That question was answered when the rod bowed over and line began peeling off of the reel.
Fishing with live bait will produce the most action for the majority of novice anglers. The two predominant baits used here on the West Coast of Florida are shrimp and baitfish.
a relatively untapped fishery in Sarasota in the late summer and early fall. Each year at that time of year schools of mangrove snapper migrate out of the creeks, canals, and backwaters and towards the Gulf of Mexico.
In most angling situations a leader will be required. This is sometimes called a “shock leader”. Many of the species encountered in our area have sharp teeth and/or raspy gill plates