Fall fishing here in Sarasota is getting off to a great start. The water temps are slowly dropping and the fish are becoming more active. The grouper and snapper are moving in closer to shore so going after them is not a long ride. Cobia are also showing up on some of the reefs. The fall kingfish run is just beginning and along with the kings are Spanish macs, Lt’s (bonitos), cobia and sharks. This will get better from now till December and if the weather doesn’t get too cold it will continue into the first of the year.
Bay fishing is also getting cranked up. The trout, spanish macs, bluefish and redfish are really biting . I fished yesterday and had the trout chummed up and it was a fish on every cast. We finally got tired of that and went hunting something else. The LT’s were crashing bait on the beach and that fishing can be great if they will stay up on top long enough to get close enough to fire a cast to them. They move fast so its a run and gun type of fishing.
My son had a trip a couple of days ago and killed the grouper and mangrove snapper. He also had a nice cobia and a nice redfish on another trip.
We are both getting booked up for Nov. and Dec. so don’t wait too long if you are going to be in the Sarasota area. I look forward to seeing all of you soon. Capt. Tom Sr.