Quiet Waters Fishing Blog

Fly Fishing For Tarpon – Dock Lights

Fly fishing for tarpon is about as good as it gets for fly anglers. It only takes one fish before the process becomes habit-forming. An unholy amount of dopamine floods the brain’s reward center when your fly line comes tight to a tarpon. Interventions are useless to...

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Back Country Tarpon Fishing

Fishing for back country tarpon is special. Tarpon can be caught in a variety of locations, but finding them in the wildest of places, makes back country tarpon the pursuit of many fly anglers. Fishing around Sarasota, Florida means that there is endless back country...

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Juvenile Tarpon Fishing is Hot – Day & Night

The focus of fishing around the Sarasota, FL area really shifted over the last month as the summer heat came on strong in June. The heat has really slowed down the fishing on the shallow flats. Getting on the water around sunrise and getting off by 10 AM produced the...

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Flats Fishing Has Been Hot

Flats Fishing Has Been Hot

Flats fishing in and around the Sarasota, Florida area has been very productive over the past few weeks. We're easing our way into summer weather patterns. There are currently great opportunities on the shallow flats for snook, redfish, and seatrout. There are...

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Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Fishing around Sarasota, Florida has been good. Anglers fishing with me over the last few weeks caught snook, speckled seatrout, redfish, jack crevalles, and other flats species. We fished as far north as lower Tampa Bay and south down to Charlotte Harbor. Wind has...

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Jim’s First Snook & Levi’s First Redfish

Jim’s First Snook & Levi’s First Redfish

We had a couple of cool firsts while fishing the flats of Sarasota, FL in the last few days. On Friday, Jim Tansey, from the Chicago area, caught his first snook and it was a good one. He was using a green Aquadream ADL series spoon; one of the hottest baits out there...

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Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

The shallow flats have come to life over the last few weeks. Snook, redfish, seatrout and even cobia have been present on the flats. Earlier in the month, clear water and no wind made conditions on the flats challenging. Long casts, far away from the boat, were...

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The Canoe Man Loop Knot

The Canoe Man Loop Knot

From time to time, a similar observation or question pops up on charters. It's usually from more ardent anglers who appreciate the magnitude of something as simple as a loop knot. "How are you getting your loops so small?" is the question I've heard the most lately....

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Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Sarasota, FL Fishing Report & Pictures

Quiet Waters Fishing, based out of Sarasota, FL, spent the last few weeks fishing as far north as southern Tampa Bay and south as far as Charlotte Harbor. The cold front cycle we had been experiencing in our area ended and we experienced a warming trend. It’s nice to...

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