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Longboat Key Fishing Seasons
Your time in January is best spent in Sarasota Bay, targeting anything from Sheepshead and Tripletail to Snappers and Trout. The Grouper bite is excellent as well.
The Red Grouper season is over, but there are plenty of fish in the sea. Take your pick from Black Drum, Bluefish, and Trout, or head further out to chase Hogfish, Black Grouper, and a variety of Snapper.
As the temperatures are rising, so is the fish activity – and in March, the action is certainly getting hotter. King Mackerel and Jack Crevalle are biting, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and Tripletail are right behind.
With Snook and Tarpon roaming the flats, along with Redfish, Trout, and Spanish Mackerel, there’s plenty to do on the bay in April. Offshore, Bonito, King Mackerel, and Cobia are there for the taking.
Permit, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Cobia, Bonito – they’re all in the cards, just take your pick. Sailfish are slowly coming back, and Blackfin Tuna fishing is very good.
The offshore fun and games are in full swing in July, with all the greats on your to-catch list, including Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Groupers, Hogfish, Blackfin Tuna, and so many more.
Even though the Red Snapper season has ended, intense fishing continues! It’s a great time to go after Tarpon, Permit, Snook, or Jack Crevalle, or alternatively, set your sights on Tuna, Bonito, and Mahi Mahi.
Whether it’s Black, Gag, or Red Grouper you’re after, September is the month to find your record catch. Closer to shore, Black Drum and Redfish are biting left and right, and Jack Crevalle and Permit aren’t far behind.
It’s getting windy on the water and the weather is a bit unpredictable, but that won’t stop you from having a great time catching Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum or King Mackerel, Cobia, and more.
This is a very good time to go on a Snook hunt, and maybe hook some Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and Trout along the way. Snapper and Grouper fishing is still more than decent.
With the New Year around the corner, why not give yourself a day on the water? Sarasota Bay will provide you with great fishing for Sheepshead, Mackerel, Snapper, and Jack Crevalle.