Capt. Andy Cotton’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: June 23rd, 2019 by Capt. Andy Cotton
There's really nothing quite like battling a tarpon.

There's really nothing quite like battling a tarpon.

Anglers fishing with me last week in Sarasota Bay caught and released trout, bluefish, mackerel, and ladyfish using DOA CAL shad tails and DOA deadly combos.

We concentrated on the deep grass flats near the passes with moving water. Bay water temps are in the mid to upper 80's by noon so fish early for best results. Tarpon is still in full swing in our area if you want a chance to catch one of these premier big game fish, late June and July is the time to do it.

Spin anglers are catching them on live crabs and DOA baitbusters, my fly guys are getting numerous shots and looks with black bunny flies.

Capt. Andy Cotton

Capt. Andy loves fly fishing and light spinning tackle with artificial lures. He fishes out of an Action Craft 1720 flats skiff rigged with the latest electronics and outfitted with Orvis fly equipment and Shimano spinning tackle. Capt. Andy is the owner of O'Fish All Guide Service.