Hand-held guide to fishing in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties in Florida is now available


Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103

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SARASOTA, Fla. (January 29, 2015) – Visit Sarasota County collaborated with the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau to launch a new, hand-held fishing guide.  The guides are free and available in Sarasota County at the Official Visitor Information centers at 14 N. Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 or via download on our website at SarasotaCountyFishing.com.  In Charlotte County, the guide is available at 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B104, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 or on www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com/fishing.

The original guide was designed and distributed in partnership with Edible Sarasota, a local culinary magazine that celebrates the local food culture of our region.  The guide provides information on salt and fresh water fishing, the types of fish that can be caught both inshore and offshore, popular tackle and bait for this region and information on booking a charter and fishing rules and regulations.  In addition to colorful images, a map and detailed chart on boat and kayak launches, the top spots to fish in both areas is also included.

For more information, visit www.visitsarasota.org.




About Sarasota County

Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (941) 706-1253.