Best Catch

Palmetto's Largest Fishing Tournament For Charity Returns This Weekend

Fire Charity Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, at Riverside Park and will benefit The Children's Burn Foundation.

06/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fishing

Accessible Lake Osprey Fishing Pier Opens at Oscar Scherer State Park

The project has been in the works for almost 15 years.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Do It Right

What to Know About Fishing Regulations

Plus, how to protect marine life while you're on the water.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Catch of the Day

Eleven Types of Fish You'll Find in Local Waters

What to catch and how to cook it.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Fish Tales

Sarasota’s Waters Have Centuries of Stories to Tell

Fishing is woven into Sarasota’s cultural fabric and history.

03/01/2022 By John McCarthy

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Fun Beginners' Fishing Trip

Sarasota Saltwater Adventures offers weekly fishing charters for the family or for solo fishermen and -women.

09/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Sponsored Content

Wild-Caught Alaskan Fish—Delivered to Your Door and Ready for the Grill

This third-generation family of fishermen delivers—with a discount through Sarasota Magazine.

05/07/2020

Flashback

Flashback: Fishermen at The Bay Island Hotel

The three-story, 65-room hotel on the north end of Siesta Key welcomed visitors from 1912 all the way up to the early 1950s.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Pier Review

Tony Saprito Pier to Temporarily Close on Friday

The 40-year-old pier will undergo a comprehensive inspection.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Environment

Organizations Partner to Boost Snook Population Hurt by Red Tide

The two-year initiative includes raising and releasing 10,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Tarpon Time

The 88th Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Begins This Month

A near-century-old tradition brings participants to the action against the silver kings.

05/07/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Lionfish Safari

This Weekend's Lionfish Derby Combines Hunting and Environmental Conservation

Mote is hosting a derby this weekend to help clean our reefs of this invasive species.

07/07/2017 By Rick Morgan

Article

Cortez's Karen Bell Ships Local Seafood All Over the World

Restaurateur and supplier Karen Bell of Cortez Village is a seafood star.

01/29/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Authentic Florida Fall

Fall is in the air. In most areas of the country, there is an obvious change of season but in Florida, fall arrives in much more subtle ways.

10/02/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Abundant Fishing in Sarasota Bay

In this week's Vintage Sarasota post, we explore the history of Sarasota's fishing industry.

08/22/2014 By Larry Kelleher

Article

Best-Selling Author Randy Wayne White Crusades to Protect Tarpon

Best-selling Southwest Florida thriller writer Randy Wayne White crusades to protect the region's tarpon.

04/01/2014 By Tony D'Souza

Article

Catch Your Own: A Guide to Gulf Fish

Captain Jim Klopfer, staff guide for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, shares some tips.

01/31/2014 By staff

Article

Take a Tour of Sarasota's Famous Piers

Join us for a stroll along some of the region's most inviting walkways.

12/02/2013 By Megan McDonald