Tag: "Sarasota Waters"

Captain's Fishing Report for February

Captain’s Fishing Report for February

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com  February is the last month of winter here in Sarasota. There will be days when it feels like spring is in the air. But, weather patterns will still be unstable, and fishing will follow suit. Being flexible and understanding how weather affects fish behavior will be the key to […]

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They’re Baaack

They’re Baaack

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sea turtle season has begun: May 1 – October 31 Although May is the “official” start of turtle nesting season on Florida’s West Coast, sea turtles don’t carry calendars. Some have come ashore months earlier, a few stragglers after the official end; Oct. 31. This year, the Mote’s Sea Turtle Patrol recorded the first sea […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Plot your spot, your parking spot The City of Sarasota is rushing madly to build a new downtown parking garage on its State Street surface parking lot. The planning board, the development review committee and soon the city commission will all check the appropriate bureaucratic boxes because the building is contracted to […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Meet Lauren, our March island girl.  She’s lived her whole life in Sarasota and says some of her best memories were made right on Siesta Key.  “I would be in the beach every day if I could,” she says and lives an active lifestyle.  She loves being outdoors doing anything from hiking to paddleboarding.  She […]

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Fishing Forecast for March

Fishing Forecast for March

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com March is a great month to fish on Siesta Key.  It is the first month of spring, both on the calendar and outside.  The list of available species is long; snook, redfish, trout, pompano, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, snapper, grouper, jack crevelle, and sharks […]

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Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Guest Commentary by Jono Miller You’ve no doubt heard about the City of Sarasota’s plan to dredge sand out of Big Pass and place it on Lido Beach.  Since Lido Beach has been nourished many times before, some people assume the controversy is just another one of those overblown Sarasota snit-fits that can be lumped […]

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Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Winter cold fronts often bring a surprising eruption of land from the watery depths of Sarasota Bay. A confluence of wind, air pressure, lunar cycles, and other factors can drain the bay this time of year. Water gives way to acres and acres of seagrasses and mud flats. What’s up with that? […]

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Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson “If you build it, they will come…” That line from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner about a Midwestern farmer compelled by mysterious forces to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, could also be the story line for Sarasota County’s recent success leveraging under […]

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Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat While sand wars are slated to start in Sarasota in late January, our neighbors to the north are quietly watching fine, white sand flow onto their eroded beaches. A beach renourishment project began in mid-December for the southern two-thirds of Anna Maria Island. The $16 million project replaces sand lost from the […]

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Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Something is killing the great marine mammals of Florida. Dolphins and manatees died in unprecedented numbers in 2013. Scientists are still tabulating the morbidity, but nearly 800 dolphins died along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, about half the inshore population. More than 1,000 dolphins have died in the Gulf of […]

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Captain's Report for January 2014

Captain’s Report for January 2014

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for January 2014 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com January fishing in Sarasota is all about the weather, pure and simple. Angling success is determined by the ability to adapt to the existing weather conditions. Tides will often times be very low in the morning. Couple that with […]

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Midnight Pass: lessons learned after 30 years

Midnight Pass: lessons learned after 30 years

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Sarasotans have had a long-term love affair of damaging nature. We’ve scraped, scoured, cleared, filled, circumvented, and paved Mother Nature to the point that she can barely pick herself off the ground without help — and while she’s down, we keep kicking away at her. While we lament past destruction, and point […]

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