Fishing Report from For Shore Fishing.
Capt. Rick Grassett/Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service
June 19, 2017
Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had decent action with tarpon in the coastal gulf in Sarasota during the past week. Spin fishing anglers jumped 6 tarpon, catching and releasing three of them on live crabs, reports Capt. Rick Grassett of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service (941-923-7799).
Barry Slee, of Illinois, and a friend fished several days with me early in the week. They had action every day, jumping a total of five tarpon with a couple of other eats, catching and releasing tow of them, Grassett said.
Denis Clohisy, Wisconsin, and Jim Dempsey, of Illinois, fished several days with me at the end of the week. The action slowed for a couple of days, as tarpon didn’t show very well or eat for us. I moved to a different area on Saturday and they finished strong, catching and releasing one on a live crab, Grassett reports.
Tarpon should become more plentiful next week as we head towards a new moon. Snook season is closed on the west coast of Florida until Sep 1, so please handle them gently and release them quickly. This is also a good time of the year to sight fish for snook in the surf when conditions are good. Fishing lighted docks and bridges in the Intracoastal Waterway for snook with flies and D.O.A. Lures also continues to be a good option, Grassett reports.
Capt. Rick Grassett, of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, is a full time fishing guide based in Sarasota. He specializes in fishing for redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon with flies and lures on light spinning tackle in the bays, back country, and coastal waters of Sarasota Bay, lower Tampa Bay, and Charlotte Harbor. He has been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide and was the 2011 Orvis Outfitter of the Year at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key in Sarasota. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.