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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 1/4/2020

Anglers fishing with me recently, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and pompano on deep grass flats, reds in skinny water and snook and blues at night. Fly anglers fishing deep flats with me scored with trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and pompano and snook and blues in the ICW at night. Spin fishing anglers also had good action on deep flats and catching and releasing reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails in shallow water.SharaKingSarasotaGrassettSnookMinnowflynightsnookDaveKingSarasotaGrassettSnookMinnowflynightsnook

Fly anglers Alan Sugar and Ray Hutchinson, from MI, had good action catching and releasing trout and Ray caught and released his first pompano on a fly. Dave and Shara King and family, of King Outfitters in Dillon, MT fished a couple of trips with me. Dave is an outfitter/guide in Montana whom I’ve fished with for many years, so it was good to show them our fishery. The whole family got in on the action on a rainy, windy day on one of the trips and Dave and Shara had great action catching and releasing nice snook and bluefish on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly on a night trip.Keith&SteveMcClintockSBCALshadredMarshallDinermanSBCALShadred

Marshall Dinerman, from Lido Key, and his son-in-law, Alex, fished with me and Marshall caught and released a couple of nice reds including an over slot fish! Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, fished a couple of days with family members and they did very well catching and releasing numerous reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails. Matt Schenk and Dylan Lewis, both from CO, had fast action catching and releasing blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and trout on Clouser flies on another trip.DylanLewisSBClouserflypompanoMattSchenkSBClouserflyblue

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook 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. 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 12/21/2019

Anglers fishing Little Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with reds and snook recently. Spin fishing anglers had some action catching and releasing reds and snook in skinny water and around docks on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails. A fly angler fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay with me scored with trout and bluefish on Clouser flies.BrianNafzingerLSBCALShadred

Brian Nafzinger, from Rehoboth, DE, caught and released a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails on a recent trip in Little Sarasota Bay with me. Jon Yenari and Kyle Ruffing, from Sarasota, had good action catching and releasing several snook and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails on a trip in Tampa Bay with me.KyleRuffingTBCALShadredJonYenariTBCALShadsnookjpg

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook 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. 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 12/7/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action in Sarasota Bay and the coastal gulf recently. Fly anglers scored with tripletail, pompano, trout, Spanish mackerel and blues. Spin fishing anglers had some action catching and releasing reds and snook in skinny water and trout, bluefish, pompano and Spanish mackerel on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails. MarshallDinermanSBCALShadpompanoDentonKentSarasotaflytripletail

Mike Perez and Denton Kent, from Sarasota, fished a day in Sarasota with me recently. We covered a lot of water in the coastal gulf but only found a few tripletail that day. Fortunately, Denton caught and released a nice one on a fly. We moved to inside waters and were pleasantly surprised to find some reds and snook in skinny water. They caught and released several reds and a nice snook on CAL jigs with shad tails. Jim Hazlett, from Sarasota, also caught and released a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails on another trip with me. JimHazlettSBCALJerkwormredMikePerzSBCALShadsnook

Marshall Dinerman, from Lido Key and his son, Michael from Atlanta, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently. They had steady action with trout, Spanish mackerel, blues and pompano on CAL jigs with shad tails. Barney Naylor, from MI, also fished Sarasota Bay with me and had some action catching and releasing pompano, Spanish mackerel and trout on Clouser flies. Good to see Sarasota Bay continuing to rebound!BarneyNaylorSBflypompano

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook 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. 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)