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Tyler Horiuchi, from Sarasota, with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Tyler Horiuchi with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Anglers fishing with me recently, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action with trout, blues and Spanish mackerel on deep grass flats and reds in skinny water. Fly anglers fishing deep flats with me scored with trout, bluefish and Spanish mackerel and snook in the ICW at night. Spin fishing anglers also had some action on deep flats and with reds in shallow water on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails.

Todd Horiuchi and sons Ashton and Tyler, from Sarasota, fished deep grass flats with me and had good action catching and releasing trout, Spanish mackerel and blues on Clouser flies and CAL jigs with shad and grub tails. Bill Poxon, from Sarasota and Walt Poxon, from MI, also had some action with trout on another trip with me.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL and Brian Nafzinger, from Rehoboth, DE, each had great action on different trips catching and releasing numerous reds to 28” on CAL jigs with shad tails and grubs in skinny water. Rich Hilser, from NC, fished dock lights with me at night and had some action catching and releasing snook and a bonus red on a fly.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, had good action catching and releasing numerous reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock had some good action catching and releasing numerous reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick.

I was the instructor for a CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School on Saturday, Jan 18. I had a full class of enthusiastic students that received instruction in fly casting and saltwater fly fishing techniques.

Future schools will be held on Feb 8 and 22 and Mar 14, 2020. Cost for the 6-hr class is $195 per person and includes the use of premium Orvis fly tackle, workbook and lunch. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 to sign up.

Fishing shallow flats for catch and release reds and snook should be a good option now. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and Spanish mackerel.

Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Todd Horiuchi, from Sarasota, with a bluefish caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Todd Horiuchi with a bluefish caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick.

Brian Nafzinger, from Rehoboth, DE, had good action catching and releasing numerous reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Brian Nafzinger, from Rehoboth, DE, had good action catching and releasing numerous reds on CAL jigs with shad and grub tails on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rich Hilser, from NC, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing dock lights at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Rich Hilser, from NC, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing dock lights at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Capt. Rick GrassettCapt. Capt. Rick Grassett

Rick is the owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. He's a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He’s been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide here at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, the 2011 Orvis Out­fit­ter of the Year.