The spring season, which is between late February and early May, is a great time to flat and sight fish for Red Fish, Snook, and Trout. It is possible to catch all three species within the same day, which is considered the “Sarasota Slam” by the locals. You can expect great results from sight fishing during these months. There will also be a massive number of Black Drum, Blue Fish, Cobia, Flounder, Kingfish, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Sea Bass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail. Early May is the time for the migration of Tarpon to the area.