Lido beach snook fishing

Excellent snook fishing on Lido Key

In the summertime snook migrate out of Sarasota Bay and into the passes and out on the beaches as part of their annual spawning run. Any structure in either New Pass or Big Sarasota Pass as well as any of the Lido Key beaches may hold out premier inshore gamefish. Artificial lures such as plugs and jigs will fool some fish, but live bait will be more productive. Live shrimp, pinfish, and pilchards will ass do well. Rocks, docks, and bridges are all likely fish-holding structures.

Anglers may also choose to sight cast to cruising snook in the surf. This is great fun as light tackle is the best choice to use. Small white bucktail jigs will work, as will live bait. This is a fantastic opportunity for fly anglers as well. Short quick casts are the norm as most fish will be seen within a couple feet from shore.

Lido Key snook