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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 7/2/2022

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently. A couple of Sarasota Bay trips also produced a few trout and bluefish on Clouser flies.DennisOndercinSarasotaDOAShrimpcobiaBillMorrisonSBClouserflybluefish

Fly anglers had good action with tarpon, hooking and jumping several. Clark Keator, from Orlando, fly fished with me, jumping 2 tarpon and fighting one to the boat. Mike Storey, from Bradenton, also had some tarpon action, jumping one on a fly.CaptRickleaderingMasonOndercintarponMasonOndercinSarasotatarponfight

Dennis, Cliff and Mason Ondercin, from Sarasota, also tarpon fished a couple of days with me. They had good action, jumping several tarpon and fighting one to the boat on live crabs with spinning tackle. They also caught and released a bonus cobia that was sight-fished off the back of a spotted eagle ray with a DOA Shrimp! A great job, not bad for by-catch!DennisOndercinSarasotatarponjumpCliffOndercinSarasotatarponfight

Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, 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 & Fly Casting Instructor 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/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 6/11/2022

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently. Sea conditions were tough but fish were hungry when Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished a couple of days with me. Despite the tough conditions they jumped multiple tarpon and caught and released 3, including Dan’s first tarpon. Great job!DanReinhartSarasotafirsttarponDanReinhartSarasotatarponjumpDanReinhartSarasotatarponfightDaveReinhartSarasotatarponDaveReinhartSarasotatarponfight

Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, 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 & Fly Casting Instructor 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/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 4/10/2022

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook in Gasparilla Sound and trout in Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers also scored with trout on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.DanReinhartCHCALshadsnookDaveReinhartCHCALgrubsnook

Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with me recently and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grub and shad tails. My brother, Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota and Little Sarasota Bay with me for a few days and had some action with trout on CAL jigs. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, and Lyle Beckwith, from VA, also had some trout action on Clouser flies in Little Sarasota Bay.JoeyGrassettSBCALshadtroutDanReinhartCHCALshadred

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, 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 & Fly Casting Instructor 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/land line)