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Good Action on Sarasota Bay Deep Grass Flats

Capt. Rick Grassett
October 23, 2021
Sarasota - Saltwater Fishing Report

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing trout, blues, jacks and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay and a bonus cobia in the gulf on flies and DOA Lures on several trips recently.

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Dan Patterson, from Siesta Key, fished with me and had some action catching and releasing several Spanish mackerel and trout on Clouser flies. Scott and Harper Perez, from Indianapolis, also fished Sarasota Bay with me and caught and released trout on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos. Mark Betten, from Sarasota, and Todd Hesket, from Denver, also had some action with trout, blues and jacks on CAL jigs with shad tails. I scouted the coastal gulf one day and found a nice cobia swimming on the surface in a bait school. Rusty Chinnis, from Longboat Key, was with me and he caught and released the cobia on a CAL jig with a shad tail. Right time, right place!

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Look for reds, snook and large trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, blues and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills, 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 & Fly Casting Instructor at CB's Saltwater Outfitters
Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011

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Capt. Rick Grassett, owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc., is a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He has been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter fly fishing guide at CBs Saltwater Outfitters in Sarasota. Specializing in fishing with flies and lures on light spinning tackle, Capt. Rick fishes the bays, back country and coastal gulf waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor in his 18 Action Craft flats boat.

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Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
2447 Waneta Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone: 941-923-7799
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