Trout: Almost any grassy flat with 1-5 feet of clean water is holding these guys. popping corks with a average sized live shrimp is a sure shot. Cast as far as you can ahead of your drifting boat till you find the fish on the flat. fish have been best on the east wall and near cape haze.
Red Fish: Look for these fish around oyster, sand bars, drop offs, sandy pot holes and under docks. these fish have really been coming alive on the east and west wall and Myakka cutoff. some clean grass flats have them on them as well, get out early and see if you can spot the swaying tails.
Snook: abundant right now at the passes, Venice jetties, stump pass, Boca pass etc. best times have been nights on out going tides.
Tarpon: Tarpon, moving in and out of the pass cruising through the harbor and into the deeper holes in the harbor. a decent amount moving up and down the Myackka river into North Port canals. The 41 bridge, El Jo bean bridge, and the Venice jetties at night have been productive
Gulf / Offshore:
Reds and gags have been eating well around 100 feet of water. African pompano have been out their and eating crabs floated over wrecks early in the morning. some decent kings out near 80 feet of water. salis have been hooked and seen from 5 miles to 50 miles. Spanish macks and Bonita have been plentiful and hitting shiny lures. snapper bite has been good from near shore reefs and wrecks and out deep, tip would be a long light leader.
Best bet: Early morning walking the beach. Venice jetties, Caspserson beach, stump pass, boca pass for the snook bite