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Solid April Flats Fishing in Sarasota

Solid April Flats Fishing in Sarasota

Anglers on recent Quiet Waters fishing trips, run out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, experienced good sight fishing conditions in shallow water and excellent dock light fishing. We had a mix of light tackle and fly fishing trips. Wind played a factor in...

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March Flats Fishing Starting Strong

March Flats Fishing Starting Strong

Anglers on recent Quiet Waters fishing trips, run out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, found good fishing for snook, reds, and seatrout on both day and night trips. Wind was a real factor for the better part of two weeks, but it finally laid down a bit in...

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Snook & Redfish Active In Sarasota’s Shallow Water

Snook & Redfish Active In Sarasota’s Shallow Water

Anglers on recent Quiet Waters fishing trips, run out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, enjoyed good shallow water fishing and dock light fishing. Most trips were fly fishing focused, but we did have a few really fun conventional light tackle trips mixed in....

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Sight Fishing for Snook & Reds Remains Steady

Sight Fishing for Snook & Reds Remains Steady

Sight fishing has remained steady over the last few weeks. Sight fishing is demanding, especially with a fly rod. It’s one of the most challenging, yet rewarding forms of fishing around and some days are just better than others. Redfish were plentiful over the last...

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Fishing Dock Lights – The Cure For Cold Fronts

Fishing Dock Lights – The Cure For Cold Fronts

During winter months, fishing dock lights at night in Sarasota, FL provides some of the best opportunities to catch snook with a fly rod or on artificial baits with light tackle.  The series of cold fronts that came through our area over the last few weeks really...

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Crustacean Redfish Fly

Crustacean Redfish Fly

When you’re sight fishing redfish in the clear water of West Central and Southwest Florida, you’re forced to continuously refine your game. Our redfish are heavily pressured and when you combine that with clear water, our fish can get fairly sketched out at times....

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Cold Weather Sight Fishing

Cold Weather Sight Fishing

Above: Reds crawling through skinny water on a cold morning (center of picture) Mother nature has a conveyor belt of cold fronts aimed at Florida. Sight fishing for redfish in shallow water has been a solid option on cold mornings. The reds have been skinny and, for...

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If you have any questions about the articles, feel free to contact me. If you go back in to the blog archives, you will be able to find some helpful information for fishing in Sarasota. If you’re interested in a type of trip or species that you read about on my blog, then let me know and we can go from there. The Quiet Waters Outdoor Journal is for folks who enjoy outdoor writing. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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The author holds a nice snook caught on the flats