About Fishing Lido Key

Fishing Lido Key is a website and blog written entirely by Capt Jim Klopfer, a fishing guide in Sarasota, Florida. Capt Jim Klopfer grew up in Maryland and learned to fish in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. He moved to Sarasota in 1986 and earned his United States Coast Guard “Masters” license (# USA000332878) in 1991. He has been guiding clients in Sarasota ever since! Currently, Capt Jim Klopfer runs his Sarasota charters out of a 22′ Stott Craft bay boat.

Capt Jim Klopfer has also authored many fishing articles and even several books on fishing. His Amazon author profile can be viewed in this link. He has written for GAFF Magazine, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Gulf Coast Fisherman, Woods-N-Waters, and other publications. He has self-published several books, “Sarasota Fishing Secrets”, “Fly Fishing the Suncoast”, “A Complete Guide to Ice Fishing”, and “Fishing for Crappie, Bluegill, and Panfish”.

Capt Jim is unique in that over the last 50 years he has fished extensively for a variety of species all over North America. He recently purchased a home in the North Carolina mountains and fishes for trout and other species. He is an extremely well rounded angler who is happy to share his expertise with others.

Along with an extensive blog featuring hundreds of useful fishing articles, Capt Jim Klopfer also operates a charter fishing service in Sarasota, Florida. He caters to anglers of all skill levels. Again, his wealth of knowledge and diverse angling experience lends itself well to guiding clients for a variety of fish. Capt Jim also offers anglers a unique charter, fishing area rivers for snook, jacks, bass, and other species.

Capt Jim Klopfer can be reached in the following ways;

(941) 371-1390


4772 Calumet Ave Sarasota Florida 34234