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Bradenton, FL best fishing spots?
Jan 12, 2021 00:51:30   #
Shelleyb941 Loc: Bradenton, FL
 
Hi. Im shelley from bradenton fl...any suggestions on best fishing spots in the Bradenton/sarasota FL area?

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Jan 12, 2021 01:33:23   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Hi Shelley, welcome to the stage. I've got a good friend who lives in Bradenton, but she doesn't fish and I've never been there, so I won't be much help. But we got lots of folks on here from around there, and I'm sure they're gonna show up and help you out. Please post some photos when you catch some fish - we love photos. And say hi to Gloria if you see her.

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Jan 12, 2021 02:24:52   #
Shelleyb941 Loc: Bradenton, FL
 
Im fixin to head out now...so hopefully ill have some good pics to post later!!

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Jan 12, 2021 06:11:50   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Shelleyb941 wrote:
Hi. Im shelley from bradenton fl...any suggestions on best fishing spots in the Bradenton/sarasota FL area?


Welcome to the Stage Shelleyb, sorry I haven't been down that way in 20+years. Someone will help you,I'm sure.,but meanwhile Tight Lines and good luck!
Remember,we love pictures!

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Jan 12, 2021 08:09:33   #
dbed Loc: Brock, Nebraska southeast Ne.
 
Welcome to the forum, Shelby

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Jan 13, 2021 08:34:59   #
Sirfisher8
 
Shelleyb941 wrote:
Hi. Im shelley from bradenton fl...any suggestions on best fishing spots in the Bradenton/sarasota FL area?


Hello Shelley
What are you looking to fish for? Fresh water/salt water?

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Jan 13, 2021 11:36:03   #
Jungle Ranch Fish Camp Loc: Punta Gorda, FL
 
Toss a shrimp under a bridge.

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Jan 13, 2021 13:21:04   #
seatrout Loc: Florida in winter PA in summer
 
I lived here for 17 years now a snow bird I like it by boat ramps at coquana beach. If you like to meet out there some time let me know when. My wife also fishes not sure if she will wade though.

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Jan 13, 2021 13:22:26   #
seatrout Loc: Florida in winter PA in summer
 
Shelleyb941 wrote:
Hi. Im shelley from bradenton fl...any suggestions on best fishing spots in the Bradenton/sarasota FL area?
I also like emmerson point not sure of spelling.

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Jan 13, 2021 13:24:09   #
seatrout Loc: Florida in winter PA in summer
 
Jungle Ranch Fish Camp wrote:
Toss a shrimp under a bridge.


I have cought several fish under the bridge at Coquana beach.

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Jan 13, 2021 14:45:39   #
greentime Loc: tampa bay, florida
 
anna maria island bridge. I had fun pulling a few sheepshead from the mainland side a few weeks ago. heading a lil farther north, my 2 fave spots are fort desoto pier and the bridge going onto honeymoon island (great spot for large spanish mackerels when they came through a couple months ago :). The wife and I are in Zephyrhills and have been trying spots from sarasota to homossasa over the last year and the only spot I haven't liked was Skyway bridge (to busy). If your ever looking for someone to toss a line with, just let us know. Best o luck n keep them lines tight :).

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Jan 13, 2021 17:42:16   #
billfoege Loc: Florida
 
If you don't have a boat, fish the bridges or one of several piers in the area. If you want to try some wade fishing, I'd recommend Fort Desoto Park (a Pinellas County park just across the skyway from you). Especially the picnic area on Bunces Pass. It's a short hike, but look for the bridge over the lagoon and walk around to the inlet side of the lagoon. You can walk out on relatively hard sand to about your waste and cast to the darker water in front of you. Get a floating bait bucket that you can tie to yourself so you don't have to go back and forth to the beach to get a new bait. Live bait always trumps lures, but you can use a variety of lures. You'll find sea trout, snook, reds, flounder, maybe an occasional cobia or two and a variety of other species that travel the pass on the tides. Finally, I think kayak fishing is a hoot and will enable you to fish the shorelines, cover a lot ground and take in the beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast estuarine environment.

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Jan 13, 2021 18:07:53   #
Huntm22 Loc: Northern Utah. - West Haven
 
Welcome aboard ShelleyB. Sounds like people are willing to help you out. Enjoy.

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Jan 13, 2021 19:21:33   #
Able Man Loc: North Coast (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
Welcome to the Fishing Stage, Shelleyb941!! I've never fished with "hook and line", anywhere near you, just wanted to say welcome. There's alot of members in Florida. Good luck with it all. ... ┬┐Fishing from a boat?

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Jan 13, 2021 20:03:20   #
Aprilrein Loc: Columbus, NJ
 
Hi Shelley! When I lived in Florida, one of the places we used to catch lots of sheephead and some redfish was the Alafia River off 41 at the boat ramp and under the bridge there. Havent fished there in years, but cant wait to get back. Check it out and let us know!

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