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Little Sarasota Bay

Sarasota County, Florida.

Little Sarasota Bay ends in Sarasota, Florida.

5838781.98 miles (9396611.65 sq kilometers)

About The Little Sarasota Bay

About Little Sarasota Bay, FL

Little Sarasota Bay is in the middle of its surrounding communities such as Sarasota, Osprey, Siesta Key, and Casey Key. The bay is situated within the Little Sarasota Bay Watershed by The Gulf and bays of southwest Florida and has an elevation of one meter. The closest populated area that is only less than a mile away from the bay would be Vamo. 

As for other nearby localities, Little Sarasota Bay is positioned southeast of Heron Lagoon and White Beach.  

Red tides frequent the bays of Florida. This happens because of the increased concentrations of an alga called Karenia brevis that releases hazardous chemicals and discolors the water. This microscopic organism’s toxins cause fish, manatees, birds, and other wildlife to perish. The persistence of red tides in Florida pushed researchers to do an in-depth study of the complexity of its mechanisms. This also urged them to seek methods in diminishing its obstructive impacts.  

Little Sarasota Bay Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Little Sarasota Bay, FL

Little Sarasota Bay sits close to Gulf Gate Estates. Anglers are usually able to reel in a good amount of common snook, crevalle jack, Gafftopsail sea catfish, mangrove snapper, red drum, Florida pompano, and spotted sea trout species in this spot. Other notable fishing spots that anglers can look out for near Little Sarasota Bay would be Blind Pass, Lake Clark, Catfish Creek, North Creek, Coral Cove, Midnight Pass, Heron Lagoon, Philippe Creek, Grand Canal, and Dryman Bay. 

Florida saltwater fishing offers a broad range of choices for anglers. Fishing from a boat or fishing inshore would not be a problem in these waters. Although with bays characterized as shallow compared to other water bodies, anglers who opt to fish in Little Sarasota Bay usually go for inshore fishing such as fly fishing. It would be best to prepare various rods and reels from light to heavy just so that anglers could choose the perfect one to hold their bait before casting a line. For those who decide on fishing from the shore, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission mandates resident saltwater anglers to acquire a shoreline fishing license. It would be wise to check out Florida’s recreational fishing regulations for anglers below the age of 65. As for senior anglers who are 65 and older, the only thing needed would be a Florida Driver’s License or an identification card proving one’s residency and age. Seniors are not required by the state of Florida to purchase recreational licenses and permits.  

Little Sarasota Bay Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Almost every month is covered by a variety of fish species in terms of seasonality in Little Sarasota Bay. In January, although it could be one of the toughest months to fish, anglers can still reel in a good amount of Spanish mackerel, trout, blues, and pompano, depending on the weather conditions. As for March, fish species such as reds, trouts, and snooks are actively present in this month. July holds an array of species options for anglers. Some tarpon, snook, reds, and big trout are commonly productive during this month. In September, snook, tarpon, reds, trout, blues, and Spanish mackerel species are evident in these waters. November is a great month for anglers to fish in the coastal gulf and the flats. This season should be taken advantage of since fish species in the coastal gulf during this month are seasonal. December is a good month for catch-and-release especially for fish species like snooks, Spanish mackerel, tripletail, and false albacore (little tunny). Of course, anglers should be aware of the weather conditions before scheduling their fishing trip in order to have a fruitful experience. 

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Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Almost every month is covered by a variety of fish species in terms of seasonality in Little Sarasota Bay. In January, although it could be one of the toughest months to fish, anglers can still reel in a good amount of Spanish mackerel, trout, blues, and pompano, depending on the weather conditions. As for March, fish species such as reds, trouts, and snooks are actively present in this month. July holds an array of species options for anglers. Some tarpon, snook, reds, and big trout are commonly productive during this month. In September, snook, tarpon, reds, trout, blues, and Spanish mackerel species are evident in these waters. November is a great month for anglers to fish in the coastal gulf and the flats. This season should be taken advantage of since fish species in the coastal gulf during this month are seasonal. December is a good month for catch-and-release especially for fish species like snooks, Spanish mackerel, tripletail, and false albacore (little tunny). Of course, anglers should be aware of the weather conditions before scheduling their fishing trip in order to have a fruitful experience. 

Little Sarasota Bay Weather Forecast

Fri

88°F

Clear

Highs

88

Feels 95

Winds

8mph

Humidity

60

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