Sarasota Fishing Reports
In Sarasota area waters anglers can expect to see the return of good sized (Bull) Redfish at the end of month. However, slot sized tailing Red’s can be sight casted throughout this entire month. Gently worked soft plastics and flies can find there way into the lips of many Red’s during the winter months. Remember to always match the hatch, and with Red’s that means small crustaceans during this time of year. However, white bait has been running inshore late this year, so that presentation is still be working well.
Snook will also be tapering off – though still around, cooler waters means laid up and finicky. Watch for warm water run offs, pay attention to temperature increases throughout the day, and a strong incoming tide are all aspects to put on your side during this time of year for Snook. Just look at the recent catch in the pic.
Gator Trout will still be around and readily available to hit a variety of presentations. Again, these fish do like a good moving tide, but even deep pockets in an extreme low tide flat with a channel leading into it can be a great place to find these fish corralled up.
Also consider that some micro-poon will be around, again in a very finicky mind set, but keep them in mind during your next outing. I’d definitely go fly for these guys during this month as it offers the best presentation for these smaller Tarpon– given the cooler temps.