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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 2/9/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook and bluefish on flies in the ICW at night recently. Catch and release night snook fishing continues to be the most dependable fly fishing option.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, fished the ICW at night for snook on a trip with me. He had fast action catching and releasing snook and several bluefish on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Great action!MartinMarloweGrassettSnookMinnowflynightsnook

I will be speaking at the Florida Sportsman Show at the Lee County Civic Center on Sunday, Feb 9 on the Ankona Boats Fly Fishing stage at 10:30 AM on “SW Florida Winter Fly Fishing Tactics” and at 2 PM on “Fly Fishing for Snook at Night”. I’ll also be hanging out with my friends at DOA Fishing Lures and Mangrove Coast Fly fishers while I’m not speaking.

Fishing dock lights in the evening is usually a good option for catch and release snook fishing this time of year, although it is dependent on tide and conditions. Fishing shallow flats is both challenging and rewarding. It usually requires fishing hard to find and catch fish. You may not catch big numbers of fish but you may catch some good ones. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by 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 Fishing Report for 1/26/2019

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had fast action catching and releasing snook and hefty blues on flies in the ICW at night recently. Spin fishing anglers also had some action with reds and trout on DOA Lures in Gasparilla Sound.JerryPoslusnyGrassettSnookMinnowflynightbluefish2HalDorazioCHCALShadtrout

Keith McClintock and Hal D’Orazio, both from IL, fished Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with me one day. The water was cold, behind a front and action was slow to start. It warmed enough in the afternoon for them to catch and release a couple of small reds and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.TimHeronGrassettSnookMinnowflynightsnookRichHunterGrassettSnookMinnowflynightsnook

Jerry Poslusny, from Palmetto and Rich Hunter, from Longboat Key, fished the ICW at night for snook on a trip with me recently. They had their personal best trip catching and releasing snook and bluefish to 5-lbs on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly! Martin Marlowe, from NY and Tim Hearon, from Siesta Key, also got in on the action. They also caught and released numerous snook and nice blues on the same fly on another trip. Great action and the blues are a welcome addition, since they fight as hard as or harder than snook of the same size!

Fishing dock lights in the evening is usually a good option for catch and release snook fishing this time of year, although it is dependent on tide and conditions. Fishing shallow flats is both challenging and rewarding. It usually requires fishing hard to find and catch fish. You may not catch big numbers of fish but you may catch some good ones. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office-land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 1/12/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing trout and snook in Gasparilla Sound on CAL jigs with shad tails recently. Anglers fishing closer to home with me caught and released snook, jacks and trout on flies and DOA Lures on several trips in Little Sarasota and Terra Ceia Bays. With cooler water behind a couple of fronts we didn’t catch big numbers of fish, but we caught and released a few good ones in skinny water.

Rick Anderson, from IL, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rick Anderson, from IL, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rick Anderson, from IL, with a nice jack caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rick Anderson, from IL, with a nice jack caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, his son-in-law Rick Anderson and grandson, Nate, from IL, had a good trip with me in Little Sarasota Bay. We fished docks where they caught and released snook and jacks on CAL jigs with shad tails. They also caught and released about a dozen trout in deeper water on CAL jigs and DOA Deadly Combos.

Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a 28" snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a 28″ snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith and Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, fished Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with me on another trip on a blustery day. The day behind a front, it was cold and windy to start. They fished hard and caught and released a couple of good trout and a 28” snook on a CAL jig with a shad tail! Fishing dock lights in the evening is usually a good option for catch and release snook fishing this time of year, although it is dependent on tide and conditions. Fishing shallow flats is both challenging and rewarding. It usually requires fishing hard to find and catch fish. You may not catch big numbers of fish but you may catch some good ones. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us E-mail snookfin@aol.com (941) 923-7799 (office-land line)