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Sarasota, Florida has excellent fishing all year round for a variety of species using multiple techniques. Sarasota fishing charters offers clients these angling opportunities. Speckled trout, jack crevelle, ladyfish, and bluefish are available on the deep grass flats year-round. Snook and redfish can be caught along mangrove shorelines, around oyster bars, and under docks. Spanish mackerel and pompano move through in the spring and fall. Sheepshead, black drum, and flounder bite best in the winter and early spring. Giant tarpon make their annual spawning migration from May through July. False albacore and both king and Spanish mackerel are thick off the beaches in the string and again in the fall, along with cobia and small sharks. River snook fishing charters are offered from October through March for anglers seeking a unique experience.

Capt Jim Klopfer has been a full time guide in Sarasota, Florida for over twenty years. He runs his charters using a 20' Key West bay boat. It is large enough to fish four anglers comfortably yet will still navigate the shallow waters and access the good spots. He can accommodate clients of all skill and experience levels, from novices and families with kids to more experienced anglers seeking more challenging species such as snook or tarpon. All charters include bait, tackle, licenses, a cooler with ice, and any fish kept will be filleted at the end of the trip.

The best way to experience the terrific fishing that the area offers is to go out on a Sarasota fishing charter with an experienced guide. Capt Jim Klopfer has been a full time guide for over 20 years, all in the Sarasota area. While he mainly fished Sarasota Bay for it’s saltwater species, he also offers guided trips on the Myakka River. He can be reached at (941) 371-1390 or e-mail Capt Jim at

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