Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 9/30/2021
Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing trout, jacks, blues and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay with flies and DOA Lures on several trips recently. Spin fishing anglers scored on trout and jacks on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos. Fly anglers Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota and Lyle Beckwith, from Alexandria, VA, caught and released trout to 24”, blues and Spanish mackerel in the 4 to 5-lb class on Clouser flies fished on sink tip fly lines. On the reel and into backing fast!
Look for reds in shallow water.  Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, jacks, blues and more. Since heat is still an issue, fishing dock lights for snook and juvenile tarpon before dawn is also a good option. 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

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