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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 7/14/2018

Fly anglers fishing with me recently, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with tarpon in the coastal gulf in Sarasota. We had multiple shots at tarpon and several hookups. My friend Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, had a good day with me on Monday with multiple shots, jumping 3 tarpon and battling one to close to the boat.

Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, jumps a tarpon on fly tackle in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, jumps a tarpon on fly tackle in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, battles a tarpon on fly tackle in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, battles a tarpon on fly tackle in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, also fly fished for tarpon several days later in the week with me. He also had good action, jumping several tarpon. Action was good but slowed following the new moon.

Tarpon fishing should be good in the coastal gulf. Late season tarpon have usually spawned and are more aggressive. There should also be good action with trout, blues and Spanish mackerel on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is always a good option for snook and more. Walking the beach and sight fishing snook in the surf can also be good this time of year. Our natural resources are under constant pressure, 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
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 6/30/2018

Anglers fishing with me recently, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon on live crabs in the coastal gulf in Sarasota and trout on DOA Lures in Sarasota Bay.

Capt. Rick leaders a tarpon caught and released by Denis Clohisy, from WI, in the coastal gulf in Sarasota.

Capt. Rick leaders a tarpon caught and released by Denis Clohisy, from WI, in the coastal gulf in Sarasota.

Denis Clohisy, from WI, jumps a tarpon on a live crab in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Denis Clohisy, from WI, jumps a tarpon on a live crab in the coastal gulf while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jim Dempsey, from IL, battles a tarpon that he caught and released on a live crab in the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jim Dempsey, from IL, battles a tarpon that he caught and released on a live crab in the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jim Dempsey Sarasota tarpon jump

Jim Dempsey Sarasota tarpon jump

Denis Clohisy, from WI, and Jim Dempsey. From IL, tarpon fished a couple of days with me during the past week. They had good action jumping several tarpon and catching and releasing two on live crabs. The wind shifted west on our last day and tarpon in the gulf wasn’t an option. We fished deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay with CAL jigs and jerk worms or shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos where they had good action catching and releasing trout.

Jim Dempsey, from IL, with a Sarasota Bay trout caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jim Dempsey, from IL, with a Sarasota Bay trout caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Capt. Rick leaders a tarpon caught and released by Jim Dempsey, from IL, in the coastal gulf in Sarasota.

Capt. Rick leaders a tarpon caught and released by Jim Dempsey, from IL, in the coastal gulf in Sarasota.

Tarpon fishing in the coastal gulf is very dependent on conditions, so when conditions are good we should have some opportunities. There should also be good action with trout, blues and Spanish mackerel on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Fishing shallow water for snook and reds with lures and flies is challenging although they should also be a good option now. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is always a good option for snook and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure, 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799