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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 12/9/2018

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook on flies and DOA Lures at night in Little Sarasota Bay recently. Mike Watkins, from Sarasota, fished dock lights for snook on a trip with me and had some action catching and releasing snook on CAL jigs with shad tails before dawn. We fished docks and bars after daylight and caught and released a couple more snook on the same lures.

Mike Watkins, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Mike Watkins, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Hilton Bruch and Jan Bailey-Bruch, from St. Pete, also fished dock lights for snook on a night trip with me recently. With a good tide, they had fast action catching and releasing numerous snook and a nice bluefish on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly.

Hilton Bruch, from St. Pete, with a nice snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Hilton Bruch, from St. Pete, with a nice snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jan Bailey-Bruch,  from St. Pete, had good action catching and releasing snook on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jan Bailey-Bruch, from St. Pete, had good action catching and releasing snook on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing dock lights at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

I was the instructor for an “Orvis Fly Fishing 101” introductory fly fishing clinic on Saturday. Students were introduced to the sport of fly fishing and had an opportunity to cast a fly rod. The next fly fishing event will be an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School on Jan 19, 2019. The school will cover fly casting, leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basics but also work with intermediate casters on correcting faults and improving casting skills. Cost for the class, which will run from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, is $195 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to make reservations.

Fishing dock lights in the evening, is a good option for catch and release snook fishing. The key to success is finding clean water, whether it is on the flats or in the coastal gulf. 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.
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Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 11/25/2018

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook on flies at night and a variety of species on DOA Lures in Little Sarasota Bay during the past week.

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly  while fishing dock lights recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a nice snook caught and released on a fly while fishing dock lights recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, had good action catching and releasing snook on flies while fishing dock lights recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, had good action catching and releasing snook on flies while fishing dock lights recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly angler Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, fished dock lights for snook with me on Monday evening. He had good action catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Sarasota winter residents, Mike Perez and Denton Kent, fly fished the same area with me on Tuesday night. A front passed through that morning and slowed the action a little although they still had decent action catching and releasing snook on flies.

Michael Dinerman, from Atlanta, with a 23" trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Dinerman, from Atlanta, with a 23″ trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Marshall Dinerman and his son Michael, from Atlanta, fished Little Sarasota Bay with me on Wednesday. They caught and released jacks, ladyfish, snook and several trout, including a 23” trout. We fished DOA Deadly Combos and CAL jigs with shad tails on the flats and CAL jigs with shad tails around docks.

Fishing dock lights in the evening or before dawn, is still a good option for catch and release snook fishing. This is also a great time of year to fish the coastal gulf for false albacore, tripletail and Spanish mackerel when conditions are good. The key to success is finding clean water. 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-land line)

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 11/18/2018

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing a variety of species on DOA Lures in Little Sarasota Bay during the past week. Tom Sprague and Laurie Anderson, from MA, fished Little Sarasota Bay with me on Monday. The action wasn’t fast but they caught and released snook, trout, sheepshead and a large jack. We fished DOA Deadly Combos and CAL jigs with shad tails on the flats and CAL jigs with shad tails around docks. Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL and Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, fished the same area with me on Friday.and had similar action catching and releasing several snook, jacks, trout and a bluefish on CAL jigs with shad tails and jerk worms.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a snook caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a snook caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a nice jack caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a nice jack caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

I was the instructor for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters first Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School of the season on Saturday. Students received instruction in fly casting, leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. Future schools will be held on Jan 19, Feb. 23, Mar. 16, and Apr 13, 2019. Cost for the 6-hr class is $195 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch.

Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, with a bluefish caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, with a bluefish caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a sheepshead caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tom Sprague, from MA, with a sheepshead caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters will also hold an “Orvis Fly Fishing 101” introductory fly fishing clinic on Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 9 am – 11 am. Their staff of Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guides will cover fly casting basics, fly tackle rigging and fly casting with premium Orvis fly tackle. There will also be special in store offers on Orvis and other fly fishing products. Cost for the clinic is $25. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to make reservations.

Fishing dock lights in the evening or before dawn, is still a good option for catch and release snook fishing. This is also a great time of year to fish the coastal gulf for false albacore, tripletail, Spanish mackerel when conditions are good. The key to success is finding clean water. 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-land line)