You can go deep sea fishing, surfcasting, bridge fishing, shore fishing, or even while wading grass flats!
In the Boating and Angling Guide to Sarasota County, you will find a list of Popular Sport Fish, and other fishing resources.
Fishing licenses are required for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. They are issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the least expensive place to buy them is at the local Tax Collector Office.
For added convenience and for a small additional fee, they can also be purchased at bait-and-tackle shops, sports retailers, and via the Internet.