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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 12/9/2017

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing false albacore (little tunny) and tripletail in the coastal gulf on flies and trout and pompano in Sarasota Bay on CAL jigs with shad tails during the past week.

Michael Robb, from Buffalo, NY, with a false albacore (little tunny) caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Robb, from Buffalo, NY, with a false albacore (little tunny) caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Robb, from Buffalo, NY, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Robb, from Buffalo, NY, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Robb, from Buffalo, fished the coastal gulf with me on Monday and had good action catching and releasing several albies on a fly. In addition he also caught and released his first tripletail on a fly. Michael’s dad, Larry, joined him on Wednesday but despite a stable weather pattern, the action with albies in the coastal gulf ended as baitfish moved on.

Walter Poxon, from MN, with a nice pompano caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Walter Poxon, from MN, with a nice pompano caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Walter Poxon, from MN, and Bill Poxon, from Sarasota, celebrated Bill’s birthday with their annual fishing trip with me on Tuesday in Sarasota Bay. They had steady action catching and releasing numerous trout and a nice pompano on the west side of the bay on CAL jigs with shad tails.

With the passing of this weekend’s front, water temperatures will plummet and fish will move. Migratory species could reappear following the front depending on conditions. After the weather stabilizes, there should also be good action with trout, blues and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Shallow water action for snook, trout and reds is improving due to cooler water. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the ICW for catch and release snook with flies and DOA Lures should also be a good option.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rick Grassett
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Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 12/2/17

The fantastic action and conditions that we’ve had in the coastal gulf continued as fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had great action catching and releasing false albacore (little tunny) and tripletail on flies during the past week. We also had some action catching and releasing trout on flies in Sarasota Bay

I had a chance to fish when Steve Traves, of Anna Maria Outfitters, and I fished the coastal gulf with our friend Rusty Chinnis, from Longboat Key, on Monday. Conditions were great and we had great action catching and releasing numerous albies to more than 10-lbs on a variety of flies!

Rick  O'Hara, from Tampa, had good action catching releasing false albacore on flies while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rick O’Hara, from Tampa, had good action catching releasing false albacore on flies while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Nanette O'Hara, from Tampa, with a nice and her first false albacore on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Nanette O’Hara, from Tampa, with a nice and her first false albacore on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rick and Nanette O’Hara, from Tampa, fished the coastal gulf with me on Tuesday and also had good action catching and releasing their first albies on a fly. In addition they caught and released trout on flies fished on sink tip fly lines on a Sarasota Bay deep grass flat to end the day!

Shrimp Gurgler fly tripletail

Shrimp Gurgler fly tripletail

Lynn Skipper, from Apollo Beach, got it on the action catching and releasing false albacore on flies while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Lynn Skipper, from Apollo Beach, got it on the action catching and releasing false albacore on flies while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

The action continued on Thursday when Lynn Skipper, from Apollo Beach, fished with me. He also had good action catching and releasing several false albacore and a tripletail in the coastal gulf and trout in Sarasota Bay on flies. The tripletail ate a Gurgler fly off the surface like a giant bluegill eating a fly popper!

With the water temperature in the low 70’s, action with Spanish mackerel, albies, tripletail and cobia in the coastal gulf should continue. There should also be good action with trout and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Shallow water action for snook, trout and reds is improving due to cooler water. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the ICW for snook with flies and DOA Lures should also be a good option.

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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799