Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 11/7/2021

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, jacks and tripletail on flies and DOA Lures recently. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had some action catching and releasing trout to more than 20”, blues and Spanish mackerel on Clouser flies. I did some scouting one day with my friend Steve Gibson, of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing. With good conditions, we hunted tripletail, found a few and he caught and released several on flies. Mostly small but still wary and a fun sight-fishing option. Marshall Dinerman, from Lido, and Mike Kreisberg, from Longboat Key, also fished Sarasota Bay with me and caught and released numerous trout, jacks and a juvenile cobia on CAL jigs with a variety of tails.
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 and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Tight Lines,Capt. Rick Grassett

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