Lemon Bay


Englewood, FL
United States United States
26.9129, -82.3494

An intimate community atmosphere offers residents’ tropical beaches, splendid parks and recreational areas to use for all kinds of outdoor activities. Miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous fishing, sailing and boating are a few of the amenities offered to the visitors to this beautiful area.Much of the area’s housing enjoys close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the Barrier island of Manasota Key between the Gulf and the Intracoastal and on or near the Intracoasta/Lemon Bay. Vacationers are treated to a variety of resort accommodations and quality restaurants.

Englewood has 4 beaches on the barrier island of Manasota Key. Englewood Beach and Manasota Pass Beach both offer a variety of amenities. Manasota Beach boasts 14 acres of gulf front beach and sand dunes with special areas set-aside for sheltered tables, barbecue pits, boardwalks and bathhouse facilities. Blind Pass Beach is ideal for swimming, fishing and has more than 60 acres of nature trails. There's a docking area for boaters on the Intra Coastal Waterway.

The weather is near perfect, with temperatures averaging 64 degrees Fahrenheit in January while August averages 81.9. During the summer months, late afternoon showers with breezes from the Gulf of Mexico act as natural air conditioning.

State Road 776 provides convenient access to Englewood, connecting with U.S. 41 and I-75 via Jacaranda Boulevard (Exit 35) or the River Road connection with I-75 (Exit 34). Interstate Highway 75 traverses the county in a north/south direction. U.S. Highway 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail) is the other main north/south route. It runs and even parallels the ocean from Tampa to Miami.

Southwest Florida International Airport offers jet service and connections to areas all over the world from its facility southeast of Englewood and near Fort Myers. Residents and visitor often use the Sarasota/Bradenton airport as well.

Englewood’s shoreline borders the Gulf of Mexico, the Intracoastal Waterway, Charlotte Harbor and the Myakka River. Many consider this region a waterfront paradise for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, cruising, sailing and the great outdoors. Few places in Florida can boast of so many tropical beaches like Englewood Beach, Manasota Beach, Blind Pass and Stump Pass. Prime fishing is found in Lemon Bay and Stump Pass. As an aquatic preserve, Lemon Bay is also an underwater ecosystem of mangrove, sea grasses and oyster communities.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Shore fishing access
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Fishing Reports

over 4 years ago (11/29/2012)

Lemon Bay Fishing Report 11.29.12

November 29, 2012 By Captain Van Hubbard Sunday Dr. Adams wife Dayla, daughter Olivia, and son Evan meet me at Stump Pass Marina for a half day trip. It was cool but beautiful at ten as we headed out. Lower Lemon Bay was unusually quiet so we continued north until we found a pod of dolphin playing. We observed the dolphin for a few minutes and then stumbled upon a few fish to play with. The youngsters were very patient and worked hard to catch their redfish. It was not fast action...

Lemon Bay Fishing Report 02.23.12

We are still enjoying great weather and good fishing.   I’m sorry it’s been longer than usual between fishing reports but I’ve been busy fishing instead or writing. The Spring migration has not reached Boca Grande yet but I expect to see baitfish schools this week if our weather stays as predicted. The large schools of food are followed by the feeding mackerel, sharks, and it won’t be long before tarpon are here. Inside action is already improvin...
about 6 years ago (02/10/2011)

Lemon Bay Fishing Report 02.10.11

    I had two trips on the books for this week, but one was lost when my customer had to fly back home to deal with a furnace issue. The second trip came Friday, up in Englewood. I hadn’t fished Lemon Bay in decades, and had not fished the water I selected for this trip, ever.     Prior to the trip I did much research using Google Earth. I looked the whole area over looking for the kind of cover I like to fish. I settled on one of the local creeks that had...
Captain G
over 6 years ago (12/21/2010)

Lemon Bay Fishing Report 12.21.10

48 degrees at 7 AM, Winds S at 3 MPH, Low tide 8:14 AM, Fish to look for today are Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout and Flounder, Small pices of fresh live shrimp on a small hook works best. Sheepshead should be showing up under the Boca Grande Railroad Bridge. Good Luck, Good Fishing....



Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)


Flounder, Gulf (Paralichthys albigutta)


Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)


Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)


Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)


Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)


Ladyfish (Elops saurus)


Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)


Pinfish, Common (Lagodon rhomboides)


Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax)


Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)


Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)


Shark, Lemon (Negaprion brevirostris)


Shark, Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus)


Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)


Snapper, Dog (Lutjanus jocu)


Snapper, Gray (Lutjanus griseus)


Snapper, Lane (Lutjanus synagris)


Snapper, Mutton (Lutjanus analis)


Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)


Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)


Trout, Speckled (Cynoscion nebulosus)




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