Little Sarasota Bay

Details

Location:
Osprey, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
27.2134, -82.5049
Distance:
Acres
Description:

Little Sarasota Bay is as good as it gets. This Bay offers fly fishermen of all interests the best of all worlds, much like Estero Bay combines the incredible shoreline sight fishing opportunities of the Everglades with the excellent flats fishing of Pine Island Sound.

Combine the flats, shoals, bars, troughs, and pot holes of Charlotte Harbor with the inlets, passes, channels, and cuts of Tampa Bay and Little Sarasota Bay provides the perfect mix of prime fishing territory. The Bay is not a large body of water. You can almost see from one end to the other on a clear day in sunny southwest Florida. A good fly caster might, figuratively speaking, be able to cast from one side to the other. This excellent year ‘round fishery supports a tremendous variety of popular game fish species during the spring months. Snook, redfish, trout, and the almighty tarpon are on the top of the list. This body of water ranks right up there with the finest fishing destinations in Florida, especially when you combine the near shore presence of other game fish like bonito, king and Spanish mackerel, cobia, and tripletail.

Anglers searching for fly action, look no further!

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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Photos

Map

Map for 27.2134, -82.5049
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Fishing Reports

Capt. Rick Grassett/Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
almost 5 years ago (02/22/2010)

Little Sarasota Bay Fishing Report 02.22.10

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 2/8 through 2/21/2010 Anglers fishing with me on the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had action with trout, ladyfish and redfish on deep grass flats of Little Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound during the past couple of weeks. The bigger trout have been coming from the edges of bars, channels and troughs. Mike Sprague and Kep Philips, both from NJ, fished Little Sarasota Bay near Midnight Pass with me on...
Capt. Rick Grassett/Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
almost 5 years ago (02/08/2010)

Little Sarasota Bay Fishing Report 02.08.10

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 1/24 through 2/7/2010 Anglers fishing with me on the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released mostly trout and ladyfish during the past couple of weeks. Action wasn’t too fast but was steady. However, there were a couple of great trips. In addition, we also caught a few ladyfish, a snook, flounder and redfish. The water has warmed to the low 60’s and fishing has been improving as a r...

Fish

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

117
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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
Images

Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

184
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Ladyfish (Elops saurus)

106
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Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)

149
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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

249
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Seatrout, Silver (Cynoscion nothus)

38
Spseatrout

Seatrout, Spotted (Cynoscion nebulosus)

193
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Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)

216
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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

270
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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232
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Tripletail (Lebotes surinamensis)

53

Guides

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Happy Hooker One Charters

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Reelin & Chillin Charters Inc.

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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