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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 11/28/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, Spanish mackerel and blues in Sarasota Bay and false albacore (little tunny) in the coastal gulf on flies and DOA Lures recently.

Trevor Harrison, from Rochester, NY, had a great trip catching and releasing numerous Spanish mackerel, trout and bluefish on Clouser flies while fishing Sarasota Bay with me. Fly and spin anglers also had good action with trout on flies and CAL jigs with shad tails on a couple of other trips in Sarasota Bay with me.

Conditions were near perfect for a change when Greg Stepanski, from Tampa, fished the coastal gulf with me. He had good action catching and releasing several false albacore on flies, CAL jigs with shad tails and plugs. We covered a lot of water before we found them late in the trip but it was worth the effort!

Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and tripletail when conditions are good. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Shallow water action for reds and snook should be good as the water cools. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, 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 at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters
Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011
Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 11/12/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, Spanish mackerel and blues on DOA Lures in Sarasota Bay and tripletail on flies in the coastal gulf before we were affected by Hurricane Eta recently. Marshall Dinerman, from Lido Key, caught and released numerous trout, a couple of Spanish mackerel and bluefish on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos while fishing Sarasota Bay with me. Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers president, Ken Babineau from Sarasota, and Gene Mayberry, from Bradenton, fished the coastal gulf with me on another trip. Gene caught and released his first tripletail on a fly. Great job!

Gene Mayberry, from Bradenton, scored his first tripletail on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently. Ken Babineau photo.

Gene Mayberry, from Bradenton, scored his first tripletail on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently. Ken Babineau photo.

There are still a limited amount of spots available for CB’s Saltwater Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on Sat, Nov 21, 2020. The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basic fly casting principles, improving casting skills and correcting faults. I will be the instructor for the class, which will also cover saltwater fly fishing techniques, leader construction and fly selection. Cost is $195 per student and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch. Optional instructional guided fly fishing trips are also available for an additional fee. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 to make reservations.

Shallow water action for reds and snook should be good as the water cools. Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and tripletail when conditions return to normal. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, 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 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)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/31/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook on DOA Lures in Gasparilla Sound recently. Jon Yenari and Kyle Ruffing, both from Sarasota, caught and released numerous snook to 30”, trout and a red on CAL shad tails while fishing that area with me. Fly anglers also had some action with false albacore and tripletail in the coastal gulf on another recent trip.

Jon Yenari, from Sarasota, with a nice snook caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Jon Yenari, from Sarasota, with a nice snook caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Kyle Ruffing, from Sarasota, with a big snook caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Kyle Ruffing, from Sarasota, with a big snook caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Jon Yenari, from Sarasota, with a  red caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Jon Yenari, from Sarasota, with a red caught and released on a CAL Shad while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and tripletail when conditions are good. Shallow water action for reds and snook should turn on as the water cools. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, 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 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)