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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 5/30/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing trout, bluefish & Spanish mackerel on deep grass flats on flies and CAL jigs with a variety of tails in Sarasota Bay recently. In light of the current situation, social distancing and sanitizing procedures were followed on the boat.

Bill Morrison, from Holmes Beach, with a Spanish mackerel that he caught and released on a Grassett Flats Bunny fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Bill Morrison, from Holmes Beach, with a Spanish mackerel that he caught and released on a Grassett Flats Bunny fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Bill Morrison, from Holmes Beach, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and had good action catching and releasing blues, Spanish mackerel and trout on my Grassett Flats Bunny fly. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay has been a good option for action particularly if conditions aren’t good in the gulf for tarpon.

Bill Morrison, from Holmes Beach, with a Spanish mackerel that he caught and released on a Grassett Flats Bunny fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Bill Morrison, from Holmes Beach, with a Spanish mackerel that he caught and released on a Grassett Flats Bunny fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Tarpon fishing in the coastal gulf is a good option now depending on conditions. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook is also a good option. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is usually dependable for snook and more. 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
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 5/9/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing trout on deep grass flats and redfish in shallow water on CAL jigs with grub tails and flies in Sarasota Bay recently. Tarpon numbers are increasing in the coastal gulf and a fly angler fishing with me caught and released the first tarpon of the season recently. In light of the current situation, social distancing and sanitizing procedures were followed on the boat.

Vince Sharp, from Sarasota, battles his first tarpon caught and released on a fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Vince Sharp, from Sarasota, battles his first tarpon caught and released on a fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Vince Sharp, from Sarasota, caught and released his first tarpon on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with me. He was a student in a CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school and wanted to hone his saltwater skills with tarpon as a goal. Well done!

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, with a nice trout caught and released on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, with a nice trout caught and released on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, fished Sarasota Bay with me on another trip and had some action catching and releasing trout to 19”on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly. Mike Perez, from Sarasota, connected with several reds on a CAL jig with a grub while fishing Sarasota Bay with me recently.

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub tail while fishing Sarasota Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub tail while fishing Sarasota Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tarpon fishing in the coastal gulf is a good option now depending on conditions. Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook is also a good option. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is usually dependable for snook and more. 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 4/24/2020

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing snook in the ICW at night and trout on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay on flies recently. In light of the current situation, social distancing and sanitizing procedures were followed on the boat.BillMorrisonSBClouserflytrout

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and had some action catching and releasing trout on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly. Port Charlotte winter residents Gerry Tipper and Ted Hesson fished the ICW at night with me and had some action catching and releasing snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Mike Perez and Denton Kent, from Sarasota, also got in on the night snook action on another trip recently.JerryTipperVeniceflynightsnook2

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook is a good option now. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is usually a good option for snook and more. 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)