sarasota snook fishing

Good snook fishing on Lido Key, Sarasota Florida

I have a good Lido Key fishing report this week!  Snook are the premier inshore gamefish in Florida. They are beginning to move out from the backcountry and near the passes in preparation for their migration our onto the beaches to spawn. Mangrove shorelines, docks, and other structure near Big Sarasota Pass south of Lido Key are producing snook and other species for anglers on fishing charters with me. Both artificial lures and live bait produced decent numbers of snook. The fish will school up in the passes in May then scatter out on the beaches during the summer.
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Good Lido Key snook fishing despite windy conditions

Mother Nature flexed her muscles this week as a strong front moved through. It was quite breezy early in the week, requiring a change in tactics for anglers fishing Lido Key. Finding a protected spot to fish was required, and Big Sarasota Pass was a natural choice. Ladyfish were plentiful with a few mackerel and bluefish mixed in, hitting jigs and live shrimp. There are still a few sheepshead around, but they are very much thinning out. Pilchards showed up and netting some and fishing docks, mangrove shorelines, and canals just south of Lido Key produced snook and jack crevelle. East winds are forecast for the upcoming week and action out on the beach should heat back up.
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