Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 11/21/2010

Anglers fishing with me on my flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action in Sarasota Bay with catch and release trout and blues on CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails and DOA Deadly Combos and little tunny in the coastal gulf on flies during the past week. In addition, we also caught scattered Spanish mackerel and pompano in Sarasota Bay.

A former high school classmate of mine, Tom Clark from VA, and a couple of guests fished Sarasota Bay with me on Monday. They caught and released numerous trout and blues on CAL jigs with shad tails on deep grass flats at Stephens and Bishop Point. Bill Moore, from Libertyville, IL, fished with me on Tuesday and Sarasota winter resident, Tom Lamb, and John Freeman, Jr., from Venice, FL fished with me on Wednesday and had similar action in the same areas with the same lures.

The action picked up a little on Thursday when Sarasota winter residents, Dennis Kolarik and Tom Mulder, fished Sarasota Bay with me. In addition to numerous trout, they caught and released blues, Spanish mackerel and connected with a nice pompano along the east side of Sarasota Bay on CAL jigs with shad tails, DOA Deadly Combos and flies.

One of the best trips of the week was on Friday with Stephanie Kieselewski, from Sarasota, FL, who collected her trip, which I donated to Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers. We had tried to take the trip a couple of other times and had to cancel due to poor conditions, but the third time was a charm. We fly fished the coastal gulf off Siesta and Casey Keys where Stephanie caught and released 5 little tunny on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. Great action!

I participated in CB’s Saltwater Outfitters annual “Fishing Extravaganza” on Saturday, a fun filled day with fishing seminars, fly casting demos and much more provided by the staff and guides at CB’s as well as several other guides from our area. If you are interested in learning to fly fish or if you already have some experience but want to improve your skills or correct problems, I will be the instructor for a CB’s Saltwater Outfitter’s Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. The school will cover fly casting basics, line control, shooting line and the roll cast. I will also cover leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. Cost for the school, which will run from 9 AM to 4 PM, is $150 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, a text book and lunch. Contact me or CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy37105 + '\'>'+addy_text37105+'<\/a>'; //--> to make reservations.

Next week’s negative low tides in the morning should concentrate reds, trout and snook in potholes on shallow flats. Some of the best action should continue to be on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay with trout and blues and in the coastal gulf with Spanish mackerel and little tunny.


Tight Lines,

Capt. Rick Grassett

Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.

FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor

(941) 923-7799

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Image DSC02668a caption-Tom Mulder, from Sarasota, FL, with a nice Spanish mackerel caught and released on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Image RIC0020a caption-Stephanie Kieselewski, from Sarasota, FL, caught and released her first little tunny on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf off Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.




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