October 2020 Venice Jetty Fishing Forecast

Fishing has been good but it usually turns on in October with the water temp changing. Reds, snook and trout are on tap this month. Reds especially. Snook around the lights in the intercoastal water way.

Jennifer with a beast red at the jetty

Reds are biting this time of year.

When the barometer is bouncing from the Florida pattern storms it makes the fish go wild. Been using a twitchin mullet lure parallel with the rocks and the snook have been hitting and the twitchin mullet lure has been working off the beach as well. Also using white bait being caught with a cast net and dropping it off the tip of the jetty has been working good to for snook and snapper. A white paddle tail has been working when the waters a little churned up, white paddle tail also working for reds and trout locally.

Snook will be around the lights in the ICW, still can’t keep any till May of 2021. Along with red fish and trout.

The variety of cast bait is also called Mahara and Sand Perch but the old jetty dudes just call it white bait.

Capt Sainy Taha

Tarpon still out there on the beachside

Kenny with a 41 incher. You need to know how to throw a mullet net on the rocks. Very challenging. After getting bait cast a medium mullet or large mahara cast out about 15 feet and wait. You’ll need 100lb plus line if you want a big dog cause they wanna break you off in the rocks. May end up with a Goliath Grouper

According to FWC  snook and redfish are catch and release only until May of 2022. We are now able to keep trout.

To catch the pompano get yourself a silly willy and a teaser (pink and white jig with a green/yellow teaser work goood), tie them in a loop knot and cast it out as far as possible. Wait for it to hit bottom, count to 5 then start working it in.


Frank caught a spotted ray

Cathy with a barracuda two footer

Snook, reds and spotted seatrout remain closed to harvest on the west coast of Florida. The Florida FWC has extended a temporary modification of regulations for reds, snook and trout, in the areas affected by the recent red tide. The area extends from Pasco County, south to the south bank of Gordon Pass in Collier County. Reds, snook and trout are catch and release only in that zone until May 31, 2021. Full details including exact boundaries can be found at

Kayak fishing rentals available at Jetty rentals at the North Jetty on the south end of Casey Key. 941-525-0117.

Check the red tide report before figuring out where your gonna fish,
Joey at Jetty Rentals


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