Fly Fishing

Sarasota, Florida Fishing Reports


2021-02-06
9:58 AM

Good Night Snook Action in Sarasota – Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with snook at night, trout and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay on flies and CAL jigs with a variety of plastic tails recently. Joe Brinkmeyer and Jim Brady, fro more…
Capt. Rick GrassettSarasota


2021-02-06
7:35 AM

Steady bite in Sarasota after cold front – The week started off cool and quite breezy, with temperatures dipping into the upper 30’s. It was Thursday before it was nice enough to get out. The bite was steady, despite water temperatures of 58. Sheepshead hit shrimp around structure, permit and more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2021-01-30
7:59 AM

Fishing improved in Sarasota with warm weather – We experienced a warming trend this week and the fishing improved in several areas, though morning for was a minor issue. Action on the deep grass flats was good with a lot of speckled trout and some decent Spanish mackerel. The mackerel numbers dec more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2021-01-23
2:07 PM

Fishing improved in Sarasota with the warming trend – Early in the week, bottom fishing with shrimp near structure in water between 10 feet and 20 feet deep produced sheepshead, snapper, grouper, sea bass, and jack crevalle. By the end of the week, the water had both warmed up and cleared up and action more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2021-01-19
11:35 AM

Good Winter Trout Fishing in Sarasota Bay & Gasparilla Sound – Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound on DOA Lures recently. My brother Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE, fished several days with me during the past more…
Capt. Rick GrassettSarasota


2021-01-02
7:03 AM

Sarasota fishing has evolved to winter patterns – Fish have definitely moved to their winter locations and successful anglers change strategies with them. The bite on the grass flats has slowed. On Monday a fly fishing trip produced jacks and snook in area canals and creeks on Clouser patterns. Plen more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2020-12-27
9:48 AM

Good Action in Sarasota for a Variety of Species – Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, Spanish mackerel and blues in Sarasota Bay and tripletail in the coastal gulf on flies and DOA Lures recently. Fly anglers scored with Clouser flies more…
Capt. Rick GrassettSarasota


2020-12-26
10:58 AM

Winter fishing patterns setting in on Sarasota Bay. – Fishing has settled into it’s winter patterns as it has been a chilly December here in Sarasota. The bite on the grass flats has slowed considerable and fish have moved to deeper edges and holes. A fly trip on Sunday was pretty slow. Structure is hol more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2020-12-19
8:12 AM

Decent action in Sarasota area rivers – I did all of my fishing in lakes and rivers this week. Action was steady, particularly on the days right before the fronts moved through. Anglers caught bass and averaged sized snook casting Rapala plugs and soft plastic baits. Once nice aspect of th more…
Capt. Jim KlopferSarasota


2020-12-14
7:29 AM

Good Tripletail Fly Fishing Action in Sarasota – Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout in Sarasota Bay and tripletail in the coastal gulf on flies and DOA Lures recently. Greg Stepanski, from Tampa, fished the coastal gulf with me and ca more…
Capt. Rick GrassettSarasota

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