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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/12/2019

Fly anglers fishing in Sarasota with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with tripletail and Spanish mackerel on several trips recently. I scouted the coastal gulf one day and had good action with Spanish mackerel on flies and fly poppers. John Satterfield, from Philadelphia, hunted tripletail on another trip with me and he caught and released 2 out of 4 tripletail on my Grassett Flats Minnow fly. Kyle Roland, from Indianapolis, fished with me on another trip and caught and released his first tripletail on the same fly!

John Satterfield, from Philadelphia, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

John Satterfield, from Philadelphia, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kyle Roland, from Indianapolis, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Kyle Roland, from Indianapolis, with a tripletail caught and released on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Spanish mackerel are becoming more plentiful in the coastal gulf and hopefully false albacore (little tunny) will be close behind them. With stone crab traps in the water now, there is also more structure to attract tripletail. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook in backcountry areas may 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.
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 10/2/2019

I had good action on a recent trip in Sarasota, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. Fly angler James Lascelles, from the UK, fished a predawn snook/flats trip with me and caught and released several snook and a 10-lb juvenile tarpon with a 7-wt on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly before daylight. Night fishing for snook and more is a dependable option and a good way to beat the heat. After daylight we hunted tripletail and he caught 2 out of 4 fish on my Grassett Flats Minnow fly. They weren’t big but still fun to sight fish them. With plentiful baitfish, I’m hoping for a strong fall season both in Sarasota Bay and the coastal gulf.

A tripletail caught and released by James Lascelles, from the UK, on 7-wt fly tackle on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

A tripletail caught and released by James Lascelles, from the UK, on 7-wt fly tackle on a Grassett Flats Minnow fly while fishing in Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

James Lascelles, from the UK, with a juvenile tarpon caught and released on 7-wt fly tackle on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

James Lascelles, from the UK, with a juvenile tarpon caught and released on 7-wt fly tackle on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

You may find tarpon of all sizes in areas of upper Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay and juvenile tarpon in creeks, canals or around dock lights this time of year. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook may 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.
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 9/21/2019

I had good action on a recent trip in Sarasota Bay, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. Marshall Dinerman, from Lido Key, fished a predawn snook/flats trip with me and caught and released several snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly before daylight. Night fishing for snook and more is a dependable option and a good way to beat the heat. We also fished deep grass flats after dawn and he had some action catching and releasing trout and his first tripletail on a CAL jig with a shad tail!IMG_5306a

Fishing has been steadily improving in Sarasota Bay. With plentiful baitfish, I’m hoping for a strong fall season both in the bay and the coastal gulf. You may find tarpon in inside areas of Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay and juvenile tarpon in creeks and canals this time of year. Fishing mangrove shorelines for catch and release reds and snook may 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.
www.snookfin-addict.com, www.snookfinaddict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)