Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 4/10/2022
Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook in Gasparilla Sound and trout in Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers also scored with trout on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.
Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with me recently and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grub and shad tails. My brother, Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota and Little Sarasota Bay with me for a few days and had some action with trout on CAL jigs. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, and Lyle Beckwith, from VA, also had some trout action on Clouser flies in Little Sarasota Bay.
Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel 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 GrassettFFI Certified Fly Casting InstructorOrvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide & Fly Casting Instructor at CB’s Saltwater OutfittersOrvis Outfitter of the Year-2011Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, and E-mail 923-7799 (office/land line)

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