Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota

DES51DES51 Posts: 91 Greenhorn
Is this area open to the public for fishing? I know it is being heavily developed and public access is probably disappearing quickly. Hate to waste a trip driving up there! Thanks.

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  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,586 Moderator
    Not sure ? Check with the guys in West Central if no one chimes in here.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • SportsFanSportsFan Posts: 134 Deckhand
    Where were thinking of fishing in Lakewood Ranch ? I see a kayak in your pic ? 
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  • DES51DES51 Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    There are supposed to be quite a few ponds there. Roland Martin filmed a show there this year. Can't Google much info on it. May have to just go and investigate. 🤔
  • SportsFanSportsFan Posts: 134 Deckhand
    There are a few reasonably sized ponds on Lakewood Ranch Blvd between University and SR70. I see people fishing but have not seen any kayaks. They are not real big ponds. Just a little further drive out and there's Lake Manatee. Plenty of bass and gators. 
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  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,220 Officer
    I've fished the river above Lake Manatee, for bass, with good results.  I was using a kayak.
  • KrezKrez Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    Hey DES51!  It's Mike from Webb today.  Just wanted to drop by and let you know I caught a decent 4lber near me.  
  • DES51DES51 Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    Nice! I had one strike after you left, that was it.   :|
  • KrezKrez Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    Sent you a message DES51
  • DES51DES51 Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    Krez said:
    Sent you a message DES51
    Check your messages also.
  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,478 Officer
    my neck of the woods.... PM i will share some info. This beauty came from Lakewood Ranch


  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,478 Officer
    The above fish came off of LWR Blvd closer to SR70. The lakes are not what they once were.
  • former bluefishinnyformer bluefishinny Posts: 1,478 Officer

    Roland Martin clip someone mentioned above

  • DES51DES51 Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    I happened to watch that show. That is what got my interest. 
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