fishing Lido Key

Recent cool weather results in good river fishing

Several pretty strong cold fronts have moved through the area, resulting in a significant drop in water temperature.  While this can adversely affect bay fishing, it actually improves fishing in area rivers as the cooler water sparts a migration of snook and other species.  Clients fishing Lido Key can expect good action just a short drive from Sarasota.  Artificial lures are most often used as plugs andjigs allow anglers to cover a lot of water quickly.  Snook, largemouth bass, jack crevelle, juvenile tarpon, and other species are landed on these trips.  This is a charter for a more experienced angler, as it is more about quality fish than a lot of action.

Lido Key fishing charters

Big speckled trout for Sarasota angler!

I was fishing the other day with Chelsey and her husband Kyle, experiencing fast action chumming with live bait fish on the deep grass flats on the east side of Lido Key.  Speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, ladyfish, grouperr, and snapper were keeping the rods bent.  Then, a much larger fish was hooked!  The fish stayed deep, leaving us in suspense until it came alongside, where we saw that it was a huge speckled trout!  I slid the net under it and we held her up for a quick photo before releasing it.  Anglers fishing Lido Key can expect some nice speckled trout when going out on a fishing charter, but this was a trophy!

Lido Key fishing charters

Fishing charters on Lido Key; hot summer action!

Anglers visiting Lido Key, Florida, on the west coast of the state, are often surprised to find that fishing is usually very good during the hottest months of the year. The reason for this is the abundance of bait that inhabits the grass flats on the inshore waters of Sarasota Bay. Clients on my Sarasota fishing charters can expect good action on a variety of species including speckled trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jacks, snapper, ladyfish, sharks, and more!
fishing Lido Key

The technique to experiencing this hot action on the deep grass flats near Lido Key is simple and starts with loading the well with live baitfish. Once that is done, the boat is anchored in a likely spot and a few handfuls of bait are tossed out behind the boat. This will attract any gamefish that are in the area and often times creates a feeding frenzy. Action can be fast and furious!
Sarasota trout

So, if you are in the area or planning a trip to Sarasota or Lido Key and are interested in experiencing this, please contact Capt Jim for a fishing charter at (941) 371-1390 or captklopfer@comcast.net