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Tips for Safe Charter Fishing in Sarasota, Florida

February 5, 2019

So, you’ve signed up for a fishing charter package and are excited to hit the open waters and bring in a huge catch. The great thing about charter fishing is that you don’t need to worry about anything—right? Well, yes and no. The charter fishing company should take care of most of the details of your trip, meaning you can relax and fish to your heart’s content. So what is there to worry about? Well, spending time on the water always comes with some level of risk. If you’re looking into a fishing excursion in Sarasota, FL, check out the... View Article

What Should You Consider When Renting a Fishing Charter in Sarasota, FL?

January 22, 2019

Do you love fishing, but hate the hassle that comes along with putting a trip together? If so, renting a fishing charter will give you just what you need: the chance to spend hours or days on the water without dealing with the logistical puzzles of getting onto the water in the first place. Even though renting a fishing charter is easy, there are still several different things to consider when booking a fishing charter in Sarasota, FL. Read on for some tips on what to think about: What type of fishing do you want to do? You might think... View Article

January Is Amberjack Catch and Release Season

January 10, 2019

In Florida, January is catch and release season for the mighty amberjack. Amberjack are a favorite fish of sports enthusiasts and experienced anglers, due in large part to the substantial fight they’re able to wage while being fished. While many fishers do choose to eat amberjack, others detest the fish. When eating amberjack, it’s important to remember that the tail section of the fish is almost always contaminated with worms. If you’re going to be eating amberjack, it’s best to prepare it with someone experienced in offshore fishing in Sarasota, FL. During the month of January, however, it’s only possible... View Article

The Red Tide in Florida Is Subsiding!

December 27, 2018

A harmful algal bloom caused in part by unseasonably warm waters, called a red tide, has been affecting Florida beaches for the past several weeks. Red tides, caused by a bloom of a toxic algae species called Karenia Brevis, kill off marine species and pose a health risk for humans. Additionally, red tides cause beaches to become aesthetically unappealing. When a red tide is in bloom, the water is murky and rust-colored, and may emit a foul smell. Much of Florida’s coast experienced a red tide in 2018—in some areas, the outbreak even began as early as October of 2017.... View Article

What Is a Red Tide?

December 6, 2018

The ocean is filled with countless forms of algae that use the energy from the sun to provide fuel for ocean wildlife. However, when these algae receive too many nutrients, they can multiply and grow out of control, creating a situation that could potentially be harmful for all the wildlife, as well as for beachgoers and swimmers. Rivers near grasslands and forests receive nutrients that fertilize the waters that eventually flow into the ocean. This fertilized water supplies algae with nutrients that can cause them to grow quickly into a harmful algal bloom, known as a red tide. Karenia brevis... View Article

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