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Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 4/28/2019

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook and trout in lower Tampa Bay on flies, CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos and snook at night in the ICW on flies recently.

Mike Perez and Stewart Lavelle, both from Sarasota, fished a day with me in lower Tampa Bay and had good action catching and releasing snook to 26” on CAL jigs with shad tails and Grassett Flats Minnow flies. Bill Beauchamp, from NC, and Greg Beauchamp, from Sarasota, also fished the same area with me and caught and released a few snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos.

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing lower Tampa Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett

Mike Perez, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing lower Tampa Bay recently with Capt. Rick Grassett

Adam and Cass Lawson, from Ennis, MT, fished the ICW at night with me recently and had some action catching and releasing snook to 26” on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Snook on the flats and around lighted docks in the ICW has been the best option lately which is a good indication that snook regulations are working.

Adam Lawson, from MT, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Adam Lawson, from MT, with a snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Look for Spanish mackerel and other migratory species in the coastal gulf. Action with trout on deep grass flats is improving as the water warms and baitfish become more plentiful. Catch and release night snook fishing is a dependable option and a good way to beat the heat. 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 Fishing Report for 4/14/2019

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing snook and bluefish at night in the ICW, trout in lower Tampa Bay and Spanish mackerel in the coastal gulf recently.

Anna Maria Island winter resident, Bill Morrison, caught and released trout on Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines over deep grass with me in lower Tampa Bay recently. Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, fished the ICW at night for snook with me and had some action catching and releasing snook to 26” and a nice bluefish on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Snook were picky to start but turned on before the bottom of the tide.

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, with a nice snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, with a nice snook caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, with a nice bluefish caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, with a nice bluefish caught and released on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Another fly angler had some action catching and releasing Spanish mackerel, also on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly, which is a glass minnow imitation. Baitfish were plentiful and mackerel schools were crashing bait balls!

I was the instructor for a CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School on Saturday. Students received fly casting instruction and also learned leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. This was the last school for the spring season. Classes will resume in the fall. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com for information on other classes and fly fishing events.

Look for Spanish mackerel and other migratory species in the coastal gulf. Action with trout on deep grass flats is improving as the water warms and baitfish become more plentiful. Catch and release night snook fishing is a dependable option and a good way to beat the heat. 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)