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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 4/10/2022

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook in Gasparilla Sound and trout in Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers also scored with trout on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.DanReinhartCHCALshadsnookDaveReinhartCHCALgrubsnook

Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with me recently and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grub and shad tails. My brother, Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota and Little Sarasota Bay with me for a few days and had some action with trout on CAL jigs. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, and Lyle Beckwith, from VA, also had some trout action on Clouser flies in Little Sarasota Bay.JoeyGrassettSBCALshadtroutDanReinhartCHCALshadred

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rick Grassett
FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide & Fly Casting Instructor at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters
Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011
Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
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(941) 923-7799 (office/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 3/20/2022

Spring is here and shallow flats are turning on! Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook to 34” and trout to 24” in Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers also scored with trout and pompano on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.GlenRunkSBCALShad34inchsnookDaveSmidCHCALShadredKeithMcClintockCHCALShadsnook Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on a couple of trips with me recently and had good action catching and releasing several snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails. Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO joined him in Gasparilla Sound on one trip and Glen Runk, from MO, fished Sarasota Bay with him on another trip and both got in on the action. Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA, and Will Patterson, from Raleigh, NC, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and had good action catching and releasing snook and trout on CAL jigs with grubs and shad tails. Jim Hazlett, from Sarasota, also fished the same areas with me recently and caught and released snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.JimHazlettSBCALShadsnook2WillSBCALShadtrout2DaveReinhartSBCALGrubsnook4 Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit! Tight Lines, Capt. Rick Grassett FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide & Fly Casting Instructor at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011 Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. www.snookfin-addict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us E-mail snookfin@aol.com (941) 923-7799 (office/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 3/5/2022

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook, reds and trout in Gasparilla Sound, trout in Sarasota Bay and snook and blues in the ICW at night on flies and DOA Lures recently.CaptRickGibbyCHsnookreleaseKeithMcClintockCHCALShadred Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on a couple of trips with me recently and had some action catching and releasing several reds, trout and snook on CAL jigs with shad tails. Friends Steve and Kathy Gibson also got in on the action in Gasparilla Sound, sight fishing several snook to 30”, redfish and several trout to 4-lbs on a Mirrodine and jerk worms on another trip with me recently. Palmetto winter resident, Jerry Poslusny, had some action catching and releasing snook and blues on flies in the ICW on a couple of night trips with me recently. Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, and grandsons, Patrick and Chris, from MA, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout to 18” on CAL jigs with shad tails and Clouser flies.ChrisMorrisonSBCALShadtroutJerryPoislusnyflynightsnook There are still a few spots left for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on March 19. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 to sign up. Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit! Tight Lines, Capt. Rick Grassett FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide & Fly Casting Instructor at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011 Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. www.snookfin-addict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us E-mail snookfin@aol.com (941) 923-7799 (office/land line)