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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 11/10/2019

I had good fly fishing action with snook, reds, trout, Spanish mackerel and bluefish on a recent trip in Sarasota Bay, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. My brother Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, visited for a couple of days prior to our annual bonefish trip at Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge on South Andros, Bahamas. Right on the edge of a front moving through, we fished a pre-dawn snook/flats trip and fish were aggressive. We fished dock lights and had decent action catching and releasing several snook and a couple of reds on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. We fished deep grass flats after daylight and had several hours of fast action catching and releasing blues to 4-lbs, Spanish mackerel and trout on Clouser flies.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a nice bluefish caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a nice bluefish caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a red caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, with a red caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fishing dock lights for snook and more and the flats or coastal gulf after daylight is a good option. With stone crab traps in the water now, there is more structure to attract tripletail in the coastal gulf. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook in backcountry areas should also be a good option. 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.
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/31/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action on a couple of trips in Sarasota Bay recently. Marshall Dinerman, from Lido Key, fished deep grass flats with me and had good action catching and releasing trout, jacks, bluefish and a pompano on CAL jigs with shad tails. Sunny Moss, from Sarasota, also had some action with a variety of species. We fished deep grass flats and she had some action catching and releasing bluefish, Spanish mackerel and a jack. We finished the day with a tripletail that she sight-fished. She was a student in a CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school that I instructed and this was her first saltwater fly fishing trip. Great job!

Sunny Moss, from Sarasota, with a tripletail caught and released on a fly on her first fly fishing trip while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett

Sunny Moss, from Sarasota, with a tripletail caught and released on a fly on her first fly fishing trip while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett

Marshall Dinerman. from Lido Key, with a jack crevalle caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Marshall Dinerman. from Lido Key, with a jack crevalle caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fishing dock lights for snook and more before dawn and the flats or coastal gulf after daylight is a good option. With stone crab traps in the water now, there is more structure to attract tripletail in the coastal gulf. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook in backcountry areas should also be a good option. You may find juvenile tarpon in creeks, canals or around dock lights this time of year. 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/21/2019

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook and trout on a couple of trips in Sarasota Bay recently. With water temperatures in the low 80’s we are still in a summertime fishing pattern. However days are getting shorter and hopefully the first fronts of fall will arrive soon.

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club member Ken Moser with a snook caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club member Ken Moser with a snook caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Stewart Lavelle, from Siesta Key, with a snook caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Stewart Lavelle, from Siesta Key, with a snook caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Stewart Lavelle, from Siesta Key, fished with me recently and had some action catching and releasing several snook to 26” and jumping a tarpon on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club members, Ken Moser and Andy Constantinou, did the same thing with me on another trip. They also had some action with snook to 29” around dock lights and trout on deep grass flats after daylight on the same fly.

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club member Ken Moser with a trout caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club member Ken Moser with a trout caught and released on a fly while Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fishing dock lights for snook and more before dawn and the flats or coastal gulf after daylight is a good option. With stone crab traps in the water now, there is more structure to attract tripletail in the coastal gulf. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook in backcountry areas should also be a good option. You may find juvenile tarpon in creeks, canals or around dock lights this time of year. 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, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)