Sarasota Fishing Reports

Your Sarasota Fishing Experience


Reel Knowledge Fishing offers the most up-to-date Sarasota fishing report. We are your go-to source for the latest Sarasota fishing conditions and insights. Captain Josh Harris is always out on the water, keeping track of the latest fishing trends and providing honest, up-to-date information on what’s biting and where.


Our fishing reports not only give an overview of the current fishing conditions but also provide valuable insights into the best baits and techniques to use when fishing for different species. He also includes helpful tips and tricks that can help even the most experienced anglers improve their skills and catch more fish. 


We get these questions a lot. What fish are running in Sarasota? What are the best months to fish in Sarasota? How is the fishing in Sarasota Florida? Well, fishing in Sarasota, Florida is excellent year-round, making it a popular destination for anglers. Sarasota is home to a variety of fish species, including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and many more. The inshore waters of Sarasota Bay and surrounding areas offer a great opportunity. 


The best months to fish in Sarasota are from March to November. During these months, the waters are warm, and there are plenty of fish species that are in season. In March Redfish are popular catches, while April and May bring Tarpon. The months of October to November offer excellent opportunities for catching Sea Trout. We are excited to share all the things we know about fishing in Sarasota with you! 

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March 31, 2023

Sarasota Fishing Report for April:

April is a great time for fishing in Sarasota, with plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of species. The weather is mild, and the water is warming up, making it an ideal time to get out on the water. Here's what you can expect when fishing in Sarasota in April. Inshore fishing in Sarasota is great in April, with plenty of opportunities to catch snook, redfish, and trout. These species are beginning to move out of their winter patterns and are becoming more active in the shallow flats and backwaters. Live bait, such as shrimp or pinfish, is the best option for targeting these species. Here are some tips for fishing in Sarasota in April: Pay attention to the tides: The tide plays a big role in fishing success. Look for moving water around structure, such as mangroves or oyster bars. Use live bait: Live bait is the best option for targeting inshore species, such as snook and redfish. Shrimp or pinfish are great options. Keep an eye out for birds: Birds can lead you to schools of baitfish, which in turn can attract larger predatory fish. Check the weather: The weather can change quickly in Florida. Check the forecast before heading out on the water, and be prepared for changes in wind and rain.
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December 20, 2022

Sarasota Fishing Report

Make this the perfect holiday season, book a guided fishing trip with us today! Get ready to cast your line and bring home some fresh catches of Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and more! Experience the best that nature has to offer here in sunny Florida and create lifetime memories while trying something new. Book a trip with Reel Knowledge Fishing today!
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October 27, 2022

Good Times On The Water - Sarasota Bay Fishing

Morning bites have been great!! I can definitely agree with the closer of reds, trout, and snook. I've been seeing so many healthy juices and fatty slot fish!!