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Rick Grassett (Capt. Rick Grassett) reported
on the Banana River, Florida
Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota & Terra Ceia, FL Fishing Report for 3/27 through 4/4/2018
Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action on a trip in the Terra Ceia area catching and releasing several snook, reds and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails recently. We also had some action on several trips in Sarasota Bay catching and releasing trout on CAL jigs with shad tails and jerk worms, DOA Deadly Combos and flies.
Mike Perez, from Sarasota, and his 9-year old granddaughter, Harper Perez, from IN, fished Sarasota Bay with me on Tuesday, 3/27. She did well casting CAL jigs with shad tails and jerk worms and DOA Deadly Combos, catching and releasing several nice trout. Dave Reinhart, from, MA, and Domenick Raschella, from VA, fished the Terra Ceia area with me on Wednesday. 3/28. Fishing shallow water with lures and flies usually isn’t easy but they fished hard and caught and released several snook, a couple of reds including an 8-pounder and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.
Fly angler Mark Nielson, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota Bay with me on a very windy day on Thursday, 3/29. Despite a stiff 15 to 20-mph wind, he hung in there and caught and released a nice trout on a Clouser fly. It’s not often that I have a client from Delaware, much less my hometown, where Mark and I were high school classmates. Fly anglers also had some action catching and releasing trout to 19” on Ultra Hair Clouser flies in Sarasota Bay with me during the week of 4/2.
Fishing shallow water for big trout, snook and reds is usually challenging although they should be a good option now. There should also be good action with trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Fishing dock lights in the ICW at night is always a good option for snook and more. Our natural resources are under constant pressure, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!
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.
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