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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/17/2020

Anglers fishing Sarasota Bay with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action with trout, blues, tripletail and more on flies and DOA Lures recently. Spin fishing anglers caught and released trout, blues and jacks on CAL jigs with a variety of tails and DOA Deadly Combos while fly anglers scored with a Clouser fly fished on a sink tip fly line on several trips recently. With stone crab traps in the water, tripletail are starting to show up. Spin fishing anglers also caught and released a couple of small tripletail in the coastal gulf on DOA Shrimp.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with his first tripletail caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with his first tripletail caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the coastal gulf in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Jake Ciesielczk, from AZ, with a bluefish caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Jake Ciesielczk, from AZ, with a bluefish caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Denny Clohisy, from CA, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fish the coastal gulf for false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and 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. Shallow water action for reds and snook should turn on as the water cools. 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 9/5/2020

Anglers fishing Sarasota Bay with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had great action with snook, reds and tarpon recently. Rusty Chinnis, from Longboat Key, fished a pre-dawn snook/tarpon trip with me and we caught and released numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly before dawn. We shifted gears to tarpon after daylight and caught and released an estimated 20-lb tarpon on a DOA TerrorEyz.

Capt.Rick Grassett releases a tarpon caught and released in Sarasota on a DOA TerrorEyz.

Capt.Rick Grassett releases a tarpon caught and released in Sarasota on a DOA TerrorEyz.

Ben Stein, from Orlando, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing in Sarasota at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Ben Stein, from Orlando, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing in Sarasota at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Will Stein, from Longboat Key, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing in Sarasota at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Will Stein, from Longboat Key, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing in Sarasota at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Will Stein, from Longboat Key, and Ben Stein, from Orlando, fished the same trip with me a few days later and the action was even better. They caught and released numerous snook and several reds on the same fly. After daylight we jumped several tarpon and caught and released one on a DOA TerrorEyz. Fly angler Howard Hsu, from Atlanta, fished with me the next day and also had good action catching and releasing snook and a red on my Snook Minnow fly.

Will Stein, from Longboat Key, with a tarpon caught and released on a DOA TerrorEyz while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Will Stein, from Longboat Key, with a tarpon caught and released on a DOA TerrorEyz while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Howard Hsu, from Atlanta, with a nice red caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Howard Hsu, from Atlanta, with a nice red caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fishing dock lights before dawn is usually dependable for snook and more and is a great way to beat the heat. Juvenile tarpon and reds may also frequent dock lights this time of year. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is 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 8/21/2020

Fly anglers fishing Sarasota Bay with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook, redfish, trout and bluefish recently. Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers president Ken Babineau, from Sarasota and member Gene Mayberry, from Bradenton, fished a pre-dawn/flats trip with me and had good action catching and releasing several snook and a red out of dock lights on small white flies before dawn.

Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF) president Ken Babineau, from Sarasota, with a nice trout  caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF) president Ken Babineau, from Sarasota, with a nice trout caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF) president Ken Babineau, from Sarasota, with a red and trout caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF) president Ken Babineau, from Sarasota, with a red and trout caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

We moved to deep grass flats after daylight and they had steady action with trout to 22” and several blues on weighted flies fished on clear intermediate fly lines. The quality of trout, with quite a few over 20”, continues to improve since the continued red tide closure.

Fishing dock lights before dawn is usually dependable for snook and more and is a great way to beat the heat. Juvenile tarpon and reds may also frequent dock lights in late summer and fall. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is 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)