Charlotte Harbor is truly a special place. Unlike the majority of Florida’s inland waterways that are surrounded by seawalls, condominiums and mansions, this area has hundreds of miles of mangrove shorelines, over 100 mangrove islands, and endless grass flats riddled with pot holes, oyster bars and sand bars. Once you arrive in the back country, you may not see another man-made structure all day. Fishing this area is like stepping back in time.
Sarasota Bay offers a vast array of angling options, including the mile long sand bar (appropriately named Long Bar) where you can sight cast to snook, redfish and trout. Endless deep grass flats like Jon Ringling Museum Flats, Long Boat Key Flats, or Marina Jacks Flats, offer a vast array of species such as seatrout, ladyfish, jack crevalle, flounder, snapper and small grouper.