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Tag: Sarasota Waters

Captain’s Report for January 2014

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 Read More

Midnight Pass: lessons learned after 30 years

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 Read More

Midnight Pass still provokes debate after 30 years

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 Read More

Captain’s Report for December 2013

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 Read More

Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

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 Read More

November notable events on Siesta Key

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 Read More

Captain’s Report for November 2013

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 Read More

Captain’s Report for October 2013

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 Read More

Captain’s Report for September 2013

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 Read More