Tag: "Sarasota Waters"

Midnight Pass still provokes debate after 30 years

Midnight Pass still provokes debate after 30 years

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Even though it’s been 30 years since Midnight Pass closed, the conversation is still going on strong. Midnight Pass, an inlet separating southern Siesta Key to Casey Key, was what coastal engineers called a migrating inlet. The pass’s waters threatened to erode two South Siesta Gulffront homes in its northern trek in […]

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Captain's Report for December 2013

Captain’s Report for December 2013

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt. Jim Klopfer's Fishing Forecast for December 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing cold fronts churn up the Gulf of Mexico.  The flats between Stickney Pt. and Blackburn […]

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Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Murph is happily wending his way through the depths of the Gulf after a near-death experience off Turtle Beach. According to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Turtle Stranding Team, “a large loggerhead appeared to be tethered to something underwater off Turtle Beach on Siesta Key. While the turtle could surface for air, it couldn’t […]

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November notable events on Siesta Key

November notable events on Siesta Key

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat November appears to be an anniversary month for Siesta Key. From what passes for city government celebrates it's 65th anniversary this month. Two restaurants have their “birthdays” this month, and there is also a solemn anniversary of the demolition of a popular Gulffront home, torn down due to the ravages of waves […]

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Captain's Report for November 2013

Captain’s Report for November 2013

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for November 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 / http://fishingsiestakey.com November offers Siesta Key anglers diverse opportunities.  A wide variety of species are available this month, and multiple techniques will be successful.  The key is adapting to the conditions; weather will become a factor at times.  Water temperatures will […]

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Captain's Report for October 2013

Captain’s Report for October 2013

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for September 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 / http://fishingsiestakey.com October is a fabulous month to be fishing on Siesta Key!  Shorter, cooler days result in water temperatures dropping into the low 70s, bait will be thick in the bays and out on the beach, and that will attract […]

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Captain's Report for September 2013

Captain’s Report for September 2013

September 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for September 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 / http://fishingsiestakey.com September is the month that redfish begin schooling up in Sarasota.   The expansive shallow flats in Sarasota Bay are traditionally the most productive areas to fish.  A low, incoming tide in the morning is preferred, allowing anglers to […]

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Yabba Dabba Doo

Yabba Dabba Doo

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

story and photos by Trebor Britt If you're visiting Siesta Beach and hear someone yell, "Hey Bam Bam," know that you're not in Bedrock and part of a Fred Flintstone  episode.  Your beach chair and blanket are probably located near the red lifeguard tower and someone is trying to get the attention of lifeguard, Chris […]

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Snowy Plovers, sea turtles moving on sand on Siesta

Snowy Plovers, sea turtles moving on sand on Siesta

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Snowy Plovers are hardy little seabirds The little brown and white birds — they’re not even as big as your hand — are permanent residents of Siesta Key. The few of them that are left, that is, since the population numbers only 200 breeding pairs. All the birds are found on the […]

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Big Pass & New Pass Shoals Eyed for Beach Renourishment

Big Pass & New Pass Shoals Eyed for Beach Renourishment

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

  By Paul Roat An ambitious 50-year project to renourish sand to the beaches of Lido Key is on its way to have preliminary plans presented to the public, hopefully by October or November. The project is estimated at an initial $20 million to bring about 1 million cubic yards of sand on shore. Also included […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

This month's island girl is Chelsey from Sarasota. She visits the beach on Siesta Key almost every weekend and enjoys mudding, river boating and hunting.  She's currently working as an X-Ray Technician.  See who else came to play on Siesta…              

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Captain's Report for July 2013

Captain’s Report for July 2013

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for July 2013 By Captain Klopfer Captain Jim Klopfer's Fishing Forecast for May 2013 Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 / http://fishingsiestakey.com July fishing can be excellent, but tactics need to be a little different and windows of opportunity are smaller.  It is simply too hot to fish in the middle of […]

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