Lido Key fishing

Lido Key beach fishing has been productive!

Fishing has been good off of Lido Key in Sarasota, Florida this summer. Water conditions have been good though the temperatures have been a tad high, up into the lower 90's at times. However, there is a ton of bait around and that has been the key to the good fishing. Large schools of pilchards, AKA scaled sardines, are thick just off the beach. This in turn attracts snook, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks, ladyfish and other predators to come in and feed. Small lures such as white jigs and silver spoons work well and make it easy to move along the surf in search of fish. Live bait is very productive, but a bit more trouble to get and keep alive in the heat. Fly anglers will score using small white Clouser Minnow and D.T. Special patterns.
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