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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 3/27/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with reds, snook and trout in shallow water in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound on CAL jigs with jerk worms, shad and grub tails and with snook on flies in the ICW at night recently. Fly and spin fishing anglers also had some action on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay with trout and more. Anglers practiced social distancing on the boat and we were miles from another boat or person during the course of my trips.DaveReinhartSBCALGrubred2DaveReinhartSBCALGrubred

Martin Marlowe, from NY and Bruce Marlowe, from SC, fly fished the ICW at night with me and had good action catching and releasing snook and a couple of blues on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Mike Perez, from Sarasota, and Louis and Mikalah Smith, from IN, caught and released trout, Spanish mackerel and bluefish in Sarasota Bay on Clouser flies and CAL jigs with a variety of tails recently.DaveReinhartSBCALGrubsnookMikePerezSBCALGrubtrout

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, fished a couple of days with me and had good action catching and releasing several reds, snook and trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms, shad and grub tails in Gasparilla Sound. The best action was with reds in skinny water in Sarasota Bay. Dave Reinhart, from MA, fished a couple of days in Sarasota with me and had great action catching and releasing numerous reds to 26”, several snook to 30” and trout to 20” on CAL jigs with grubs.

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook is a good option now. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Check the coastal gulf for tripletail, Spanish mackerel or false albacore when conditions are good. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is also a good option for snook and more. 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 3/10/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with reds and trout in shallow water on CAL jigs with jerk worms, shad and grub tails and with snook on flies in the ICW at night.MikePerezVeniceflynightsnookJerryPoslusnyVeniceflynightsnook

Jerry Poslusny, from Palmetto and Rich Hunter, from Longboat Key, and Mike Perez and Dennis Mattingly, from Sarasota, fly fished the ICW at night with me on a couple of different trips recently and had good action catching and releasing snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, and Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, fished skinny water with me and had good action catching and releasing several reds, trout and a 29” snook on CAL jigs with jerk worms, shad and grub tails.KeithMcClintockCHCALjerkwormredKeithMcClintockCHCALShadsnook

I will be the instructor for a CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School on Saturday, March 14. Students will be schooled in fly casting and saltwater fly fishing techniques. This will be the last class of the spring season until fall. Cost for the 6-hr class is $195 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch. There are still a couple of spots left so contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 to sign up.

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds is a good option now. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is also a good option for snook and more. 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 3/1/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook, reds and trout in shallow water on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails recently. Fly and spin fishing anglers caught and released trout, Spanish mackerel, blues, ladyfish and jacks on deep grass flats. Fly anglers also caught and released snook in the ICW at night and in shallow water.BillRohmSBflySpanishmackerelChrisMorrisonSBCALShadblue

Chuck Ellsworth and his friend Steve, from OK, and Bill Rohm and Tom Keir, from Cleveland, all had good action with trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more on flies and CAL jigs fishing deep grass flats with me on a couple of different trips. Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, and his grandson, Chris Morrison from MA, also got in on the action with flies and CAL jigs on another trip with me. Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, and Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, fished skinny water with me and had good action catching and releasing several reds, numerous snook and a few nice trout on CAL jigs with shad tails and grubs.JackMcCullochCHCALShadred2JackMcCullochCHCALShadtrout

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, fly fished the ICW at night with me and had good action catching and releasing snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Steve Shulmerich, from LBK, fished shallow water with me on another trip recently and sight-fished a nice snook on a flySteveSchulmerichCHflysnookFrankZaffinoflynightsnook

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds on low winter tides should be a good option now. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is also a good option for snook and more. 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)