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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 3/17/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing snook, trout and a red, on CAL jigs with shad tails and trout on Clouser flies in the Terra Ceia area and snook at night on flies in the ICW recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing shallow water with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a nice trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing shallow water with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, fished the Terra Ceia area with me and had good action catching and releasing snook, several trout and a red on CAL jigs with shad tails and jerk worms. Alan Sugar, from MI, had some action catching and releasing trout on Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines over deep grass in the same area.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, and his son Bruce Marlowe, from SC, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, and his son Bruce Marlowe, from SC, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, and his son Bruce Marlowe, from SC, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, and his son Bruce Marlowe, from SC, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, and Bruce Marlowe, from SC, fished the ICW at night for snook with me and had some action catching and releasing snook to 26” on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. The action wasn’t fast but the quality was good!

Look for migratory species, such as Spanish mackerel, in bays, passes and the coastal gulf as we head into spring. Fishing shallow flats usually requires fishing hard to find and catch fish but it is worth the effort. You may not catch big numbers of fish but you may catch some good ones. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 3/7/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing snook, trout, a red and a bonus, permit, on CAL jigs with shad tails and flies in the Boca Grande and Terra Ceia areas recently. As we head towards spring, baitfish are becoming more plentiful and action is improving on both shallow and deep grass flats.

Ray Hutchinson, from MI, with a nice trout caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing the Terra Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Ray Hutchinson, from MI, with a nice trout caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing the Terra Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Sarasota winter resident, Denton Kent, with a permit caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub while fishing the back country of Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Sarasota winter resident, Denton Kent, with a permit caught and released on a CAL jig with a grub while fishing the back country of Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Sarasota winter residents Mike Perez and Denton Kent fished with me recently. It was slow but late in the day Denton caught and released a permit out of a pothole in a back country area on a CAL jig with a grub. I’ve caught permit mixed with pompano in our area before, usually in deeper areas, but this was a first for me in skinny water!

Alan Sugar and Ray Hutchinson, both from MI, also fished with me recently and had some action catching and releasing trout and ladyfish on deep grass flats on Clouser flies and a couple of snook in skinny water on my Grassett Flats Minnow fly. Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, also fished with me and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, a red and several trout on CAL jigs with shad tails!

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the Terra Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the Terra Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently

Keith McClintock. from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the Terr Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Keith McClintock. from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the Terr Ceia area with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fishing shallow flats is both challenging and rewarding. It usually requires fishing hard to find and catch fish. You may not catch big numbers of fish but you may catch some good ones. Look for migratory species, such as Spanish mackerel, in bays, passes and the coastal gulf as we head into spring. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)