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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 2/27/2021

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook at night and trout in Sarasota Bay recently. Fly fishing for snook at night remains a dependable option. Mike Perez, from Sarasota, and Al Joseph, from Cape Coral, fished dock lights in the ICW on a night trip with me recently. They had good action catching and releasing snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Al got his first snook and Mike caught and released a 31” snook to end the evening. Great job! Alan Sugar, from MI, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout on Clouser flies on another trip.

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 fishing for reds and large trout is also 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 and evenings will fish better due to warmer water. 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/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 2/20/2021

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook at night and trout and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay on flies and CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails recently. Denny Mattingly and a friend, from IN, fished dock lights in the ICW on a night trip with me recently. They had good action catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, also got in on the action catching and releasing numerous snook on flies on another night trip. Bill Rohm and Tom Keir, from OH, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout and a couple of Spanish mackerel on Clouser flies and CAL jigs with shad tails on another trip.TomKeirSBClouserflymackerelDennyMattinglyflynightsnook

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 and evenings will fish better 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. 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/land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 2/6/2021

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook at night, trout and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay on flies and CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails recently. Joe Brinkmeyer and Jim Brady, from OH, fished Sarasota Bay with me on a foggy day and had good action with trout and Spanish mackerel on CAL jigs with shad tails.DeanFields1stflynightredDeanFieldsflynightsnookJoeBrinkmeyerSBCALShadmackerel

Dean Fields, from IN, fished dock lights in the ICW on a night trip with me. Despite it being a damp, chilly night, he had great action catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Snook will often feed most in the early evening during winter, which is usually the warmest water of the day. He finished the trip with his first redfish on a fly. Great job!

If you’re interested in learning to fly fish there are still a few spots available for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on Sat, Feb 13, although space will be limited. I will be instructor for the class, which is $195 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, a workbook and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to sign up.

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 and evenings will fish better 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. 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/land line)

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)