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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 6/18/2017

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had decent action with tarpon in the coastal gulf in Sarasota during the past week. Spin fishing anglers jumped 6 tarpon, catching and releasing 3 of them on live crabs.

Capt. Rick Grassett leaders a tarpon caught and released in the coastal gulf in Sarasota by Barry Slee, from IL.

Capt. Rick Grassett leaders a tarpon caught and released in the coastal gulf in Sarasota by Barry Slee, from IL.

Barry Slee, from IL. jumped this tarpon while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Barry Slee, from IL. jumped this tarpon while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Barry Slee, from IL, and a friend fished several days with me early in the week. They had action every day, jumping a total of 5 tarpon with a couple of other eats, catching and releasing 2 of them.

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

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

Jim Dempsey, from IL. jumped this tarpon while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jim Dempsey, from IL. jumped this tarpon while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Denis Clohisy, from WI, and Jim Dempsey from IL, fished several days with me at the end of the week. The action slowed for a couple of days, as tarpon didn’t show very well or eat for us. I moved to a different area on Saturday and they finished strong, catching and releasing one on a live crab.

Tarpon should become more plentiful next week as we head towards a new moon. Snook season is closed on the west coast of Florida until Sep 1st, so please handle them gently and release them quickly. This is also a good time frame to sight fish for snook in the surf when conditions are good. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the ICW for snook with flies and DOA Lures also continues to be a good option.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rick Grassett
IFFF 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 6/11/2017

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action with tarpon in the coastal gulf in Sarasota during the past week. Spin fishing anglers hooked up several times on live crabs and brought a couple of fish to the boat.DennisOndercinSarasotatarponfight4DennisOndercinSarasotatarponfight

A tropical weather system moved in on Monday morning and the system lingered all week long. Strong west winds roughed up the gulf and heavy rain and thunderstorms made it impossible to get into the coastal gulf to fish, so we were unable to tarpon fish through Friday.CliffOndercinSarasotatarponfight2

Dennis Ondercin, from OH, and Cliff Ondercin, from Sarasota, were scheduled to fish with me all week. We only got a couple of hours in on Monday before the weather chased us off the water. We finally got back out on Saturday and found good conditions. They had a good day, jumping 4 tarpon and bringing 2 to the boat. The severe weather of the previous few days decided to move back north as a warm front, chasing us off the water again!DennisOndercinSarasotatarponOndercinSarasotatarponjump9

We are in the middle of the tarpon spawning season. Numbers of tarpon and size of schools should continue to increase and action will pick up as sea conditions improve. Snook season is closed on the west coast of Florida until Sep 1st, so please handle them gently and release them quickly. This is a good time frame to sight fish for snook in the surf when conditions are good. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the ICW for snook with flies and DOA Lures also continues to be a good option.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rick Grassett
IFFF 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