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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 1/17/2021

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound on DOA Lures recently. My brother Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, fished several days with me during the past week. We fished Sarasota Bay one day and caught and released numerous trout to 3-lbs or more on CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails. We also fished Gasparilla Sound and had good action there with quality trout on flies and CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails We hunted tripletail another day and Kirk caught and released his personal best tripletail on a fly!KirkGrassettSarasotaflytripletailKirkGrassettSarasotaCALShadtroutCaptRickSBCALGrubtrout2

Shallow water fishing for reds and large trout is a good option now. With winter conditions we have very clear water, which usually requires long casts to avoid spooking fish. Depending on tide, sometimes afternoons will fish better than mornings in shallow water due to warmer water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fish the coastal gulf for tripletail when conditions are good. 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 1/9/2021

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay on flies and DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers scored with Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines. Spin fishing anglers also had good action with CAL jigs with a variety of tails. With bay water temperatures in the low 60’s fish are in a winter pattern, dropping into deeper water on negative low tides or following cold fronts.CliffOndercinSBCALGrubtrout

Cliff and Mason Ondercin, from Sarasota, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and caught and released numerous trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grubs. With winter conditions we have very clear and shallow water, which usually requires long casts to avoid spooking fish. Depending on tide, sometimes afternoons will fish better than mornings in shallow water due to warmer water.CliffOndercinSBCALGrubred

Shallow water fishing for reds and large trout is a good option now. Fish the coastal gulf for tripletail when conditions are good. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is also a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, 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 12/27/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, Spanish mackerel and blues in Sarasota Bay and tripletail in the coastal gulf on flies and DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers scored with Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines over deep grass flats. Spin fishing anglers also had good action with CAL jigs with a variety of tails and DOA Deadly Combos.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with his first tripletail caught and released on a DOA Shrimp while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with his first tripletail caught and released on a DOA Shrimp while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Denis Clohisy and his daughter Cecilia, from WI, and son Denny, from CA, fished a couple of days with me recently. Denis and Cecilia had some action with trout in Sarasota Bay on CAL jigs and shad tails and flies on one trip. Conditions were very good when Denis and Denny hunted tripletail with me in the coastal gulf on another trip. They were very picky that day, refusing our flies and lures often, but they fished hard until Denny caught and released his first tripletail with a DOA Shrimp. Great job! Tripletail fishing usually requires persistence and commitment to be successful. You never know if and when you’ll find them but when conditions are good it’s worth the effort!

Fish the coastal gulf for tripletail when conditions are good. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Shallow water action for reds and snook is also a good option now. 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)