Water World: January 2021

Capt. Rick Grassett, Sarasota

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters

941-923-7799 (office)

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay and tripletail in the coastal gulf on flies and DOA Lures, recently. Greg Stepanski, from Tampa, fished the coastal gulf with me and caught and released his first tripletail on a fly. Great job! Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, also fished the coastal gulf with me and had good action with tripletail landing 2 out of 3 on flies.

Joe Grassett, from Seaford, DE, recently had good action catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett

My brother, Joe Grassett from Seaford, DE, visited and fished Sarasota Bay a few days with me, recently. His visit coincided with a cold front, which provided some classic winter trout fishing. With water temperature plummeting we fished CAL jigs with jerk worms, low and slow, and caught and released numerous quality trout.

Joe Grassett, from Seaford, DE, recently had good action catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett

Fish the coastal gulf for tripletail when conditions are good. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, blues and Spanish mackerel. Shallow water action for reds and snook should also be a good option now. 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 and www.flyfishingflorida.us 
E-mail snookfin@aol.com
(941) 923-7799 (office)

Captions:

Photo #1

Image IMG_3060a caption-Steve Gibson, owner of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing in Sarasota, with a tripletail caught and released on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Photo #2 & 3

Images IMG_3086a & IMG_3091a Joe Grassett, from Seaford, DE, recently had good action catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with jerk worms while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.