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Your Guide to the Best Fishing on Lido Key

There are many ways to make your trip to Sarasota a special one. You can revel in the burgeoning arts scene, explore the coastal wetlands on a kayak, or relax on the gorgeous sugar white sand beaches. If you enjoy casting a line into the water, you need to check out one of these Lido Key fishing opportunities. Whether you want to take a charter boat out for some deep sea fishing or relax on the beach with your rod and reel, there are plenty of ways to fish our area. If you want to find more fishing options, restaurants, outdoor activities, and entertainment opportunities, request our free Sarasota Destination Guide!

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Your Guide to Lido Key Fishing

Fishing Charters

Magic Fishing

Captain Alan Routh guides Lido Key fishing excursions from the docks near Mote Marine Laboratory. Magic Fishing Adventures provides fantastic four and six-hour tours on a high-tech 23-foot Aeon inshore/offshore custom-built boat. Spend a carefree day of reeling in the best that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, from Grouper and Red Snapper to Tarpon and Kingfish.

Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters

Sarasota Bay Fishing Charters bases its operation near the Mote Marine Lab and Aquarium building. This Lido Key fishing tour company offers classic four-hour offshore excursions led by Captain Tony Blizzard. Explore grass flats, artificial reefs, bridges, and channels where you can catch a variety of fish that swim the bountiful Gulf waters off of the coast. 

Reelin and Chillin Charters

Reelin and Chillin Charters offers a variety of ways to explore the coastal waters around Sarasota. Get a taste of Lido Key fishing with their two, four, six, and eight-hour trips in addition to one of their custom excursion options. They also provide eco tours for up to six guests in Sarasota Bay and surrounding marshland. 

Wolfmouth Charters 

Wolfmouth Charters offers an array of fishing experiences near Sarasota. Choose from a two-hour, four-hour, or six-hour charter tour along the coast or in the bay. Their custom 28-foot Twin-Vee features several new technologies that help add to an already incredible experience. You can also book a sunset cruise for a fun evening adventure.

Fishing Areas

South Lido County Park

If you want to cast a line in on dry land, South Lido County Park is a great place to do it. This beautiful tip of the island is an excellent place to relax while you fish off the beach. There is limited swimming here due to the strong current, so you don’t have to worry about large crowds and people in the water. You can also hike further up the beach or through the lush flora of the park toward the bay for a quieter fishing experience on Lido Key.

Fishing Pier (Behind Mote Marine)

Beautiful views of Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key, and the John Ringling Park Bridge make this Lido Key fishing spot a must-see. You can access the fishing pier behind the Mote Marine Aquarium off of Ken Thompson Parkway near the Lido Shores neighborhood. The influx of bait boats and currents flowing in and out of the bay area provide prime fishing opportunities.

Book Your Florida Vacation Connection Vacation Homethe pool at the Lido Beach Retreat

You can stay close to all of the action on Lido Key in one of our Florida Vacation Connection properties! Our condos and homes on Lido Key offer excellent locations for beachgoers, shopping and dining enthusiasts, and guests who want to be close to the beach and downtown Sarasota. St. Armand’s Circle allows you to go from sun and sand to shops and restaurants in only a few minutes! Of course, if you want a more quiet and relaxed beach experience, you can always book one of our Longboat Key properties. The long stretches of serene beachfront offer an unparalleled Gulf vacation. 

Book one of our vacation rentals and start planning your Sarasota getaway today! We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Florida oasis.