Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota Fishing Report for 2/6/2022
Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout on DOA Lures in Charlotte Harbor and Sarasota Bay and snook at night on flies in the ICW recently. 
Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished Sarasota Bay recently with me and caught and released a couple of nice reds and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails. He also fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on another trip with Stephen Liska, from Naples, and they had some action catching and releasing several reds and snook. 
Martin Marlowe, from NY, had a great trip catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with me recently. Fly anglers Gary Mintz and Taylor Owen, from CO, fished Sarasota Bay with me on another trip and Taylor caught and released a nice Spanish mackerel on a Clouser fly
Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Snook at night around bridges and dock lights is also a good option depending on conditions. 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, Inc.www.snookfin-addict.com and www.flyfishingflorida.us E-mail snookfin@aol.com(941) 923-7799 (office/land line)

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