Lemon Bay

Details

Location:
Englewood, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
26.9129, -82.3494
Distance:
Acres
Description:

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

almost 2 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...

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
almost 4 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....

Fish

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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

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Flounder, Gulf (Paralichthys albigutta)

148
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Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)

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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

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Ladyfish (Elops saurus)

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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

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Pinfish, Common (Lagodon rhomboides)

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Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax)

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Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)

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Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)

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Shark, Lemon (Negaprion brevirostris)

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Shark, Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

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Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)

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Snapper, Dog (Lutjanus jocu)

54
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Snapper, Gray (Lutjanus griseus)

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Snapper, Lane (Lutjanus synagris)

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Snapper, Mutton (Lutjanus analis)

126
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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

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Trout, Speckled (Cynoscion nebulosus)

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Guides

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Another Keeper Charters

Light-tackle inshore and offshore. Specializing in Boca Grande tarpon fishing, backcountry fishing in Charlotte Harbor, flats fishing, shark fishing. Anglers of all levels and ages welcome. Family t...
Englewood, FL, United States United States
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BarHopp'R Kayak Guide Service

Planning a fishing vacation or quick fishing get-away? Longing for that tropical fishing attitude? Look no further! Come and enjoy a fishing adventure on "the BarHopp'R" Web Page and the "the BarHop...
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Boca Grande Sportfishing

Sportfishing excursions in the Tarpon Capital of the World, Boca Grande, Florida. Specializing in light tackle fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, & Trout A great choice for your next Florida Vaca...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Boca Grande Tarpon Fishin

Fish the calm unspoiled waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound known for the best inshore flats fishing in Florida. Captain Mark Bennett, a Florida native, has a lifetime of e...
Englewood, FL, United States United States
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Bow to the King Charters

Want to sight fish for a great big tarpon using light tackle on the beaches surrounding the famous Boca Grande Pass, the Tarpon Capital of the World? Bow to the King Charters specializes in pursuing...
Placida, FL, United States United States
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Captain Lamar Joiner Sr. Charters

Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande is one of the most exhilarating experiences of a lifetime. Nowhere else on earth is there such a concentrated field of tarpon. And large ones at that - tarpon in Boca G...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Florida Deep Sea Fishing

The Gulf of Mexico offshore of southwest Florida is well known for its calm sea conditions and excellent year round deepsea fishing. Venice, Florida, located just south of Sarasota, Florida, and d...
Venice, FL, United States United States
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Florida Fishing Charters with Captain Fred Winters

Captain Fred has over 21 years fishing experience in Florida, and 12 years in Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy Florida, and this sub-tropic paradise...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Florida Light Tackle Charters

Capt. Derrick is a family oriented charter Captain, who possess the skill & patience to teach anglers of all ages & skill levels; from the seasoned pro to a 5yr old yearning to catch his/her very fi...
Port Charlotte, FL, United States United States
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Futch Charters

Livin' on Tarpon Time Look at the rest but fish with the best! Whether it is your first tarpon or your hundredth Captain Steve will show you a great day on the water. Boca Grande has long been re...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Green Water Charters

I am a full-time guide that fishes almost everyday. I truly love to fish and enjoy watching others share the experiences. I am not satisfied until my customers are satisfied and I work strenuously t...
Englewood, FL, United States United States
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Let's Go Fishin' Inc. Capt.Van Hubbard

March through June is the area's primetime and early reservations are encouraged. Capt. Van will help you try to find another qualified guide if he's already booked. Normal departure time is 8:00...
Placida, FL, United States United States
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Reel-Ality Sportfishing Charters

From Bluefintuna stripers bluefish fluke sea bass,to freshwater trophy trout in round valley-home to many state record fish.boat has enclosed head and galley.GPS downriggers outriggers sideplaners a...
Bokeelia, FL, United States United States
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Reel Shark Charters

Tarpon, Shark, Snook, Trout, Redfish in Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grand
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Sea and Stream Outfitters

From Capt. Austin Lowder "My goal is to give the enthusiastic angler the ultimate fishing experience. Whether your fishing love is big brown trout in a serene Montana stream or giant tarpon in...
Placida, FL, United States United States
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Shallow Water Escape

Welcome to Shallow Water Escape Escape the daily grind with a fishing trip into the back country of beautiful southwest Florida Come experience some of the finest inshore fishing in the world. Let...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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Silver Lining Charters

Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Inshore fishing for Shark,Tarpon,Snook,Trout,Redfish,light tackle professional guided trips with very fun and patient CCA endorsed charter guide
Port Charlotte, FL, United States United States
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Tails And Scales Charters

We are a full time Charlotte Harbor fishing guide service offering fishing charters on the back waters of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Boca Grande Pass, Gasparilla Sound, Placida and Lemon Bay. We Fi...
Boca Grande, FL, United States United States
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TnT Tailwalkers

Captain Jerry specializes in redfish, trout, snook and tarpon (now and then we will hook up with a shark or two if you want!) We can drift fish or wade as we try to make your trip successful and as...
Port Charlotte, FL, United States United States

Lodges

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Buchan's Landing Resort

Step back in time to the uncrowded, unspoiled Old Florida. Southwest Florida's Suncoast is world famous for excellent boating and fishing. Buchan's Landing Resort makes it easy to experience all t...
Englewood, FL, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.