Tag: Sarasota Waters

Captain’s Fishing Report for February

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 Read More

They’re Baaack

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 Read More

Fishing Forecast for March

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, Read More

Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

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 Read More

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

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 Read More

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

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, Read More