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Snook fishing good in Sarasota creeks and canals

One of the most reliable winter fishing patterns for clients on Lido Key fishing charters is to fish the back end of residential canals, creeks, and rivers.  The water is usually several degrees warmer and gamefish and baitfish will move up into these areas in the winter as the bay water gets cold and dirty.  Snook in particular will concentrate in these areas and will hit plugs, jigs with a soft plastic trailer, and flies.  Afternoon high tides are generally the best times to fish.

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Breezy weather on Sarasota fishing charters this week.

We experienced some breezy conditions lately on Sarasota fishing charters, though it did not keep anglers from having success.  Snook and jack crevelle hit pilchards in Big Sarasota Pass and New Pass.  Pompano, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks, cobia, grouper, snapper, ladyfish, and more hit Bass Assassin jigs and live bait on the deeper grass flats.  Lido Key is surrounded on the east side by lush grass flats which hold bait and then in turn attracts the gamefish.  Our first severe cold front is approaching, hopefully that will kick off our fall beach fishing.

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