Capt. Terry Simmon’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: August 8th, 2019 by Capt. Terry Simmons

This week, fishing aboard the "Gone Coastal" with Captain Terry Simmons, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key.

The weather has been a little challenging this week with fast-moving tropical rainstorms early in the morning. BE SAFE, DON'T TAKE A CHANCE WITH LIGHTNING. Willing to endure the rain on Tuesday, I took out the Jeff Akin group for a little fun on the water.

We finally found an opening and started fishing on Robert's Bay. Working around the islands using artificial baits we found baby tarpon but no takers. A quick storm approached and we took cover from the rain under the bridge, until it stopped. After the rainstorm, we went to some grass flats in Sarasota Bay catching small grouper, ladyfish and some Atlantic sail cats.

The birds started diving small baits, so we started working the outgoing tide, picking up several Spanish mackerel, for dinner, using DOA shad tail baits with a 3/8 oz. jig head and small silver spoons.

Let's go fishing when you need a good dose of Vitamin Sea.

Capt. Terry Simmons

Terry was born and raised in Bradenton, FL and has been guiding clients since 2000, fishing on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico with live bait, artificial lures and fly fishing aboard his 22’ Bay Ranger which accommodates up to 4 anglers.