Spanish mackerel Sarasota

Spanish mackerel showing up off Lido Key

Spanish mackerel showed up recently and are being caught in decent numbers in Sarasota Bay.  The flats surrounding Lido Key are producing a dezen mackerel on average for clients on morning Lido Key fishing charters.  Catching live bait fish and chumming the mackerel up into a frenzy has been the best technique.  Along with the macks, speckled trout, mangrove snapper, gag grouper, jacks, and ladyfish were landed by anglers.  This action should continue through the summer, picking up as the water temperature drops down a bit.

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