Capt. Bruce Burkhart’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 16th, 2018 by Capt. Bruce Burkhart
The snook were biting quite nicely this past week.

The snook were biting quite nicely this past week.

With the Red Tide out of the area, the fishing has been really good. We have been fishing south Little Sarasota Bay with live shrimp, CAL jigs and topwater lures.

Fishing the oyster bars with the topwater lures anglers aboard the Casual Lies out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters caught nice Snook up to 25 inches, and Redfish to 23 inches. One morning we had nineteen Snook, three Redfish and the next two days we had ten Snook and Wednesday we had eight.

Along with the Snook and Redfish, the Trout were hitting jigs so we had someone catching an inshore slam each day. As a little bonus the big Jacks and big Bluefish were slamming the topwater lures and jigs, if you got into a school of them you could easily catch a dozen of them.

I am really looking forward to seeing if we will get the Kingfish and Mackerel out on the beach with this cold front coming by.

Capt. Bruce Burkhart

Bruce is a Florida native and has lived in Sarasota for thirty years. Capt. Bruce grew up on the east coast of Florida and started fishing with his dad when he was about six years old. Fishing has been a lifetime passion of his and in 2001 he obtained his U.S.C.G. Captain’s license.