Sarasota Bay

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Use floating lines for reds, snook and trout in shallow water and intermediate sink tip fly lines and weighted flies to fish deep grass flats for trout, blues and more. Fish the ICW at night for snook with intermediate sink tip fly lines and Grassett Snook Minnow flies or Shrimp Gurglers on a floating line.

Seven-day forecast 

You should find snook, larger trout and reds in skinny water when conditions are good. Catch and release night snook fishing around lighted docks and bridges in the ICW with flies should also be a good option. Trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and more should be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.

Conditions 

Capt. Rick Grassett's Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 2/11/2017

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released snook at night in the ICW near Venice and trout in Sarasota Bay on flies during the past week. The best action was catch and release snook fishing in the ICW at night.

Gary Marple, from Sarasota, FL, fished Sarasota Bay with me on Tuesday. He had some action catching and releasing trout on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly while fishing deep grass flats on the west side of the bay.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, fished dock lights in the ICW near Venice with me on Thursday night. He had steady action catching and releasing snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. A great trip!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rick Grassett
IFFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide at CB's Saltwater Outfitters
Orvis Outfitter of the Year-2011

Must Have Flies 
Grassett's Deep Flats Bunny chartreuse/tan 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Lefty's Deceiver black/purple or blac 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Snook Minnow white 2 & 4 Buy from Orvis.com
Grassett's Flats Minnow olive 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Captain Rick Grassett
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