Im going to visit my uncle who lives on west shell point road in ruskin for new years and I wanted to do some fishing. I have done some fishing along the little manatee river as it is right outside his house but have never caught anything besides catfish (using dead shrimp.) Where are some good areas to catch fish from shore? Ive found a pier in bahia beach, is it any good? I caught many Spanish mackerel on a pier on anna maria island over summer. Do spanish run that far inside the bay? Sorry for all the questions, I just have limited fishing experience on the west coast and I want to maximize my success.
Ill try having a large rid with frozen shrimp on a high low rig and cast into the surf with jigs and a few rooster tails I found in an old tackle box
And no, Sarasota is pretty much the southern border of the WC section (and the northern one of SW, that's where I live and posts from here seem welcome in either forum)
I thought it was west central until I looked at the zones on the fwc website and it was listed as sw region