Sarasota Fla. Report 10/2/98

From: Capt. Bob Smith
Date: 03 Oct 1998
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Sarasota Florida Fishing Report.

By Capt. Bob Smith October 2, 1998

This was not one of the best weeks to get out fishing because of the wind, but that should soon pass. Those who did get out had to find cover from the wind and spend a lot of time at the north end of the bay. Trout was the main fish caught on the flats.

Night fishermen were able to find some nice snook around most bridges and deep docks. An hour before and an hour after the change of tide is usually best. Fish the dark areas under the bridge with live bait. When fishing with a float, you will first feel a ping on your line when a snook hits but wait until he moves the float before striking. Stickney Point bridge has always been good for fishing snook at night.

There was some good action with flounder and jacks in New Pass but not much from pompano or Spanish mackerel. I do expect the mackerel to start soon because I had found some before Georges.

Offshore fishing has been at a standstill due to the rough sea conditions and that too should pass soon.

Enjoy and Protect!