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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

What Florida Fish Are Good to Target During the Winter Season?

November 22, 2018

Fishing is an exciting activity that can be enjoyed year-round, but it is important to know which fish to target to ensure a successful day out on the water. Some fish are easier to catch during the hot summer months, while others might be more attainable when the temperatures drop. Here are seven of the best fish to be on the lookout for on your ocean fishing tour in Sarasota, FL during the winter season: Sheepshead: Although these fish can often be difficult to detect, sheepshead are typically found in large numbers during the winter months. Because of their subtle... View Article

What Impacts the Cost of Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Sarasota, FL?

November 8, 2018

Are you looking around at rates for some deep sea fishing charters in Sarasota, FL? You’ve probably noticed there’s quite a wide range in pricing by the hour. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you should just stop your search and choose the charter that has the lowest price. You’re not getting the same experience across every single charter service. So what considerations do you need to keep in mind, and what goes into the cost of an excursion? The boat itself One of the biggest factors that goes into determining price is the actual boat you’ll be out on. You... View Article

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