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Capt. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report

Liam Grey and Olivia Biterman of West Palm Beach caught many beautiful mangrove, snapper, and spotted sea trout while on a half day guided fishing trip with me out of CB’s Outfitters this past week.

Liam Grey on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Liam Grey on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Young Olivia Biterman of West Palm Beach.

Young Olivia Biterman looks pretty excited.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Liam Grey and Olivia Biterman of West Palm Beach caught many beautiful mangrove, snapper, and spotted sea trout while on a half day guided fishing trip with me out of CB’s Outfitters this past week.

Liam Grey on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Liam Grey on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Young Olivia Biterman of West Palm Beach.

Young Olivia Biterman from West Palm Beach.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Capt. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report

Axel and Marley from Virginia caught these beautiful trout while on a half day charter with me out of CB’s Outfitters this past week. The weather was beautiful and these kids had the time of their lives on their fishing adventure.

Marley is all smiles on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Marley is all smiles on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Axel having some fun with Capt. Brandon Naeve.

Axel having some fun with Capt. Brandon Naeve.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Axel and Marley from Virginia caught these beautiful trout while on a half day charter with me out of CB’s Outfitters this past week.

On the water with Capt. Brandon Naeve.

On the water with Capt. Brandon Naeve.

Marley is all smiles on the water with Capt. Naeve.

Marley is all smiles on the water with Capt. Naeve.

The weather was beautiful and these kids had the time of their lives on their fishing adventure.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Dennis Ondercin, from Sarasota, and Capt. Rick Grassett with a cobia that was caught and released on a DOA Shrimp while fishing the coastal gulf recently.

Dennis Ondercin and Capt. Rick Grassett with a cobia they caught and released.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently. A couple of Sarasota Bay trips also produced a few trout and bluefish on Clouser flies.

Fly anglers had good action with tarpon, hooking and jumping several. Clark Keator, from Orlando, fly fished with me, jumping 2 tarpon and fighting one to the boat.

Mike Storey, from Bradenton, also had some tarpon action, jumping one on a fly. Dennis, Cliff and Mason Ondercin, from Sarasota, also tarpon fished a couple of days with me. They had good action, jumping several tarpon and fighting one to the boat on live crabs with spinning tackle.

They also caught and released a bonus cobia that was sight-fished off the back of a spotted eagle ray with a DOA Shrimp! A great job, not bad for by-catch!

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, with a Sarasota Bay bluefish caught on a Clouser fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Bill Morrison with a Sarasota Bay bluefish caught on a Clouser fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dennis Ondercin from Sarasota, fights a tarpon to the boat while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Dennis Ondercin from Sarasota, fights a tarpon to the boat while fishing the coastal gulf.

Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently. A couple of Sarasota Bay trips also produced a few trout and bluefish on Clouser flies.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, with a Sarasota Bay bluefish caught on a Clouser fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Bill Morrison with a Sarasota Bay bluefish caught on a Clouser fly.

Fly anglers had good action with tarpon, hooking and jumping several. Clark Keator, from Orlando, fly fished with me, jumping 2 tarpon and fighting one to the boat. Mike Storey, from Bradenton, also had some tarpon action, jumping one on a fly.

Dennis, Cliff and Mason Ondercin, from Sarasota, also tarpon fished a couple of days with me. They had good action, jumping several tarpon and fighting one to the boat on live crabs with spinning tackle. They also caught and released a bonus cobia that was sight-fished off the back of a spotted eagle ray with a DOA Shrimp! A great job, not bad for by-catch!

Dennis Ondercin, from Sarasota and Capt. Rick Grassett with a cobia that was caught and released on a DOA Shrimp while fishing the coastal gulf recently.

Dennis Ondercin and Capt. Rick Grassett with a cobia they caught and released.

Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report

Malory, from KY, caught this beautiful trout while fishing on a half day trip out of CB's outfitters using minnows as bait.

Malory caught this beautiful trout fishing with Capt. Naeve out of CB’s Outfitters this past week.

Water temperatures continue to rise as air temps also are continuing generally to rise faster than we normally expected. Enthusiasm with catching fish with kids is at a all time high.

So go ahead and grab the kids and start creating family memories that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and you’ll put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

Who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you out for a day of fishing.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Water temperatures continue to rise as air temps also are continuing generally to rise faster than we normally expected. Enthusiasm with catching fish with kids is at a all time high.

Malory, from KY, caught this beautiful trout while fishing on a half day trip out of CBs outfitters using minnows.

Malory caught this beautiful trout while fishing with Capt. Naeve.

So go ahead and grab the kids and start creating family memories that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and you’ll put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

Who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you out for a day on the water fishing.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Dan Reinhart, from Burlington, VT, battles a tarpon caught and released while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Reinhart battles a tarpon caught and released while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently.

Sea conditions were tough but fish were hungry when Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished a couple of days with me.

Despite the tough conditions they jumped multiple tarpon and caught and released 3, including Dan’s first tarpon, he did a great job. Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions in June.

Dan Reinhart continues the battle with the tarpon he caught and released  fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Reinhart continues the battle with the tarpon he caught and released fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Finally the tarpon is brought in to the side of the boat for a proper measurement before it is released.

Finally the tarpon is brought in to the side of the boat for a proper measurement before it is released.

Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tarpon in the coastal gulf recently.

Sea conditions were tough but fish were hungry when Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA and Dan Reinhart, from VT, fished a couple of days with me. Despite the tough conditions they jumped multiple tarpon and caught and released 3, including Dan’s first tarpon. Great job!

Finally the tarpon is brought in to the side of the boat for a proper measurement before it is released.

Finally the tarpon is brought in to the side of the boat for a proper measurement before it is released.

Tarpon fishing should be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for snook in the surf and reds and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Chuck Cress’s Weekly Fishing Report

This Texas angler caught his largest Redfish ever and it happened in Sarasota Bay.

Texas angler catches his largest Redfish ever!

This Texas angler caught his largest Redfish ever in Sarasota Bay. Denny, and his aunt Leona, spent the morning with me chasing trout, redfish, and snook.

Denny who is from Houston said he has fished Texas and Louisiana for redfish but to his surprise he landed and released his largest ever Redfish in Sarasota Bay.

Beautiful skies calm wind and clear water made for a wonderful morning of fishing. The Out-of-state visitors caught and released several trout and redfish.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


This Texas angler caught his largest Redfish ever in Sarasota Florida. Denny, and his aunt Leona, spent the morning with me chasing trout redfish and snook.

This Texas angler caught his largest Redfish ever and it happened in Sarasota Florida.

This Texas angler caught his largest Redfish ever and it happened in Sarasota Florida.

Denny who is from Houston said he has fished Texas and Louisiana for redfish but to his surprise he landed and released his largest ever Redfish in Sarasota Bay.

Beautiful skies calm wind and clear water made for a wonderful morning of fishing. The Out-of-state visitors caught and released several trout and redfish.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Capt. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report

Lauren from Atlanta caught this beautiful redfish and some nice mangrove snapper while fishing a 1/2 day trip out of CBs outfitters!

Lauren from Atlanta caught this beautiful redfish and some nice mangrove snapper while fishing this week.

Water temperatures are rising, and the day’s have been more beautiful then we normally expect, and enthusiasm with catching fish is at a all time high.

So what are you waiting for, go ahead and grab the kids and start creating family memories that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and you’ll put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

And who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you fishing too.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Water temperatures are rising, and the day’s have been more beautiful then we normally expect, and enthusiasm with catching fish is at a all time high.

Lauren from Atlanta caught this beautiful redfish and some nice mangrove snapper while fishing a 1/2 day trip out of CBs outfitters!

Lauren from Atlanta caught this beautiful redfish and some nice mangrove snapper while fishing a 1/2 day trip out of CB’s outfitters!

Water temperatures are rising, and the day’s have been more beautiful then we normally expect, and enthusiasm with catching fish is at a all time high.

So what are you waiting for, go ahead and grab the kids and start creating family memories that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and you’ll put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

And who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you fishing too.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Capt. Chuck Cress’s Weekly Fishing Report

John, from Pennsylvania, with a nice looking Redfish he caught and released while fishing Sarasota Bay.

John, from Pennsylvania, with a nice looking Redfish he caught and released while fishing Sarasota Bay.

John, who has gone out with me several times, is from Pennsylvania. He enjoys being on the water, spotting all of the wildlife, fishing and smoking an occasional cigar.

We did an all day trip in Sarasota Bay looking for whatever might want to be caught. We were fortunate to find an area that was holding some nice snook, redfish, and trout that were eager to attack our Lures. We caught and released several redfish and snook. John is an excellent fisherman and and great conversationalist and look forward to his next trip to Sarasota.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


John, who has gone out with me several times, is from Pennsylvania. He enjoys being on the water, spotting all of the wildlife, fishing and smoking an occasional cigar.

John, from PA, with a nice looking Redfish.

John, from Pennsylvania, with a nice looking Redfish.

We did an all day trip in Sarasota Bay looking for whatever might want to be caught. We were fortunate to find an area that was holding some nice snook, redfish, and trout that were eager to attack our Lures.

We caught and released several redfish and snook. John is an excellent fisherman and and great conversationalist and look forward to his next trip to Sarasota.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Dan Reinhart, from VT, had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Reinhart had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook in Gasparilla Sound and trout in Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently.

Fly anglers also scored with trout on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.

Dan Reinhart fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with me recently and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grub and shad tails.

Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, with a Sarasota Bay trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Joey Grasset with a Sarasota Bay trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail.

Dave Reinhart, Dan's Dad, from Pittsfield, MA had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Dave Reinhart, Dan’s Dad from Pittsfield, MA, had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs.

My brother, Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota and Little Sarasota Bay with me for a few days and had some action with trout on CAL jigs. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, and Lyle Beckwith, from VA, also had some trout action on Clouser flies in Little Sarasota Bay.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook in Gasparilla Sound and trout in Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently.

Dan Reinhart, from VT, had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Reinhart had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly anglers also scored with trout on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.

Dan Reinhart fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with me recently and had good action catching and releasing numerous snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with grub and shad tails.

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!

ave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

ave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA had good action with snook and redfish on CAL jigs with grubs fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

My brother, Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, fished Sarasota and Little Sarasota Bay with me for a few days and had some action with trout on CAL jigs. Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, and Lyle Beckwith, from VA, also had some trout action on Clouser flies in Little Sarasota Bay.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Keith McClintock from Lake Forest, IL, with a snook he caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock with a snook he caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Spring is here and shallow flats are turning on. Anglers fishing with me out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook to 34” and trout to 24” in Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on a couple of trips with me recently and had good action catching and releasing several snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO joined Keith in Gasparilla Sound on one trip and Glen Runk, from MO, fished Sarasota Bay with him on another trip and both got in on the action. Fly anglers also scored with trout and pompano on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.

Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO, with a red caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Dave Smid with a red he caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Glen Runk, from Ste. Genevieve, MO, had good action with big snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Glen Runk had good action with big snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA, and Will Patterson, from Raleigh, NC, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and had good action catching and releasing snook and trout on CAL jigs with grubs and shad tails. Jim Hazlett, from Sarasota, also fished the same areas with me recently and caught and released snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA, with a big snook he caught and released fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dave Reinhart with a big snook he caught and released fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Will Patterson, from Raleigh, NC, with a nice trout, he caught and released on CAL jigs with a variety of tails while fishing Sarasota Bay.

Will Patterson with a nice trout, he caught and released on CAL jigs with a variety of tails fishing Sarasota Bay.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Spring is here and shallow flats are turning on. Anglers fishing with me out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing numerous snook to 34” and trout to 24” in Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock from Lake Forest, IL, with a snook he caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock with a snook he caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound and Sarasota Bay on a couple of trips with me recently and had good action catching and releasing several snook, trout and a couple of reds on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Fly anglers also scored with trout and pompano on Clouser flies on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.

Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO, with a red caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO, with a red caught and released on CAL jigs with shad tails fishing Gasparilla Sound.

Dave Smid, from Springfield, MO joined Keith in Gasparilla Sound on one trip and Glen Runk, from MO, fished Sarasota Bay with him on another trip and both got in on the action.

Dave Reinhart, from Pittsfield, MA, and Will Patterson, from Raleigh, NC, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and had good action catching and releasing snook and trout on CAL jigs with grubs and shad tails. Jim Hazlett, from Sarasota, also fished the same areas with me recently and caught and released snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Chris Morrison, from MA, with a Sarasota Bay trout he caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing the Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Chris Morrison with a Sarasota Bay trout caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail fishing with Capt. Grassett.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook, reds and trout in Gasparilla Sound, trout in Sarasota Bay and snook and blues in the ICW at night on flies and DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on a couple of trips with me recently and had some action catching and releasing several reds, trout and snook on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Friends Steve and Kathy Gibson also got in on the action in Gasparilla Sound, sight fishing several snook to 30”, redfish and several trout to 4-lbs on a Mirrodine and jerk worms recently.

Palmetto winter resident, Jerry Poslusny, had some action catching and releasing snook and blues on flies in the ICW on a couple of night trips with me recently. Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, and grandsons, Patrick and Chris, from MA, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout to 18” on CAL jigs with shad tails and Clouser flies.

Rick Grassett releasing a snook caught by Steve Gibson while fishing Gasparilla Sound recently.

Rick Grassett releasing a snook caught by Steve Gibson while fishing Gasparilla Sound recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail.

There are still a few spots left for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on March 19. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 to sign up. Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook, reds and trout in Gasparilla Sound, trout in Sarasota Bay and snook and blues in the ICW at night on flies and DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on a couple of trips with me recently and had some action catching and releasing several reds, trout and snook on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Chris Morrison, from MA, with a Sarasota Bay trout caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Chris Morrison, from MA, with a Sarasota Bay trout caught on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Friends Steve and Kathy Gibson also got in on the action in Gasparilla Sound, sight fishing several snook to 30”, redfish and several trout to 4-lbs on a Mirrodine and jerk worms recently.

Palmetto winter resident, Jerry Poslusny, had some action catching and releasing snook and blues on flies in the ICW on a couple of night trips with me recently. Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, and grandsons, Patrick and Chris, from MA, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout to 18” on CAL jigs with shad tails and Clouser flies.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail and Capt. Rick Grassett .

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, with a red caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail.

There are still a few spots left for CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on March 19. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 to sign up. Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Bryan Galasso’s Weekly Fishing Report

On the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

Dane from NY on the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

Spring has sprung, water temperatures are warming, and bait is coming back and all signs point to some great fishing! Snook are hungry and the bay is coming alive. As the warming trend continues we’re anxiously waiting for the drag screaming King Mackerel to start their spring migration.

This past week the snook bite has been awesome and we’ve been catching some tasty fish like Pompano, Permit, Snappers, Black Drum and Sheepshead as these photos from today’s action with Dane and Katie from New York attest.

On the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

Katie had some good action with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

On the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

Katie looks like she was really enjoying herself.

These two visitors from New York certainly had a great day catching and releasing Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Snappers.

Capt. Capt. Bryan Galasso

Capt. Galasso is a second-generation Sarasota native who's also a second-generation fisherman having fished Sarasota and the surrounding waters for the past 30 years. Bryan's been a full-time guide for the past 15 years and he'll make sure your experience on the water will be memorable.


Spring has sprung, water temperatures are warming, and bait is coming back and all signs point to some great fishing! Snook are hungry and the bay is coming alive.

On the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

Katie for New York on the water with Capt. Bryan Galasso.

As the warming trend continues we’re anxiously waiting for the drag screaming King Mackerel to start their spring migration.

This past week the snook bite has been awesome and we’ve been catching some tasty fish like Pompano, Permit, Snappers, Black Drum and Sheepshead.

As these photos from today’s action with Dane and Katie from New York attest, they had a great day catching and releasing Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Snappers.

Capt. Capt. Bryan Galasso

Capt. Galasso is a second-generation Sarasota native who's also a second-generation fisherman having fished Sarasota and the surrounding waters for the past 30 years. Bryan's been a full-time guide for the past 15 years and he'll make sure your experience on the water will be memorable.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout in Gasparilla Sound, reds, trout and pompano in Sarasota Bay and snook and blues in the ICW at night on flies and DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished Sarasota Bay recently with me and caught and released a couple of nice reds. He also fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with Stephen Liska, from Naples, and Eric Mueller, from IL. They had some action catching and releasing several reds, trout and snook.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, had a couple of great trips catching and releasing numerous snook and blues on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with me recently. Mike Perez, from Sarasota, and Dennis Kinley, from IN, also got in on the action catching and releasing numerous snook on flies on another trip. Fly anglers Gary Mintz and Taylor Owen, from CO, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and Taylor caught and released a nice Spanish mackerel on a Clouser fly

Eric Mueller, also from IL, had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Eric Mueller also had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, with a pompano caught while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison with a pompano caught while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, his son, James and grandson, Patrick, from MA, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout to 17” and a nice pompano on CAL jigs with shad tails and Clouser flies.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout in Gasparilla Sound, reds, trout and pompano in Sarasota Bay and snook and blues in the ICW at night on flies and DOA Lures recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished Sarasota Bay recently with me and caught and released a couple of nice reds. He also fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound with Stephen Liska, from Naples, and Eric Mueller, from IL. They had some action catching and releasing several reds, trout and snook.

Eric Mueller, also from IL, had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Eric Mueller, also from IL, had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, had a couple of great trips catching and releasing numerous snook and blues on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with me recently. Mike Perez, from Sarasota, and Dennis Kinley, from IN, also got in on the action catching and releasing numerous snook on flies on another trip. Fly anglers Gary Mintz and Taylor Owen, from CO, fished Sarasota Bay with me recently and Taylor caught and released a nice Spanish mackerel on a Clouser fly

Eric Mueller, also from IL, had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Eric Mueller, also from IL, had some action catching and releasing reds on a couple of different trips in Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, his son, James and grandson, Patrick, from MA, fished Sarasota Bay with me and had good action with trout to 17” and a nice pompano on CAL jigs with shad tails and Clouser flies.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, pompano, blues and more. Snook at night around dock lights in the ICW is also a good option depending on conditions.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Brandon Naeve’s Weekly Fishing Report

If there's ever been a better way to bring families together I haven't come across it yet.

If there’s ever been a better way to bring families together I haven’t come across it yet.

Water temperatures are in the low 60’s, and the day’s have been cooler then we normally expect, but the enthusiasm with catching fish with kids is at a all time high.

So what are you waiting for, go ahead and grab the kids and start creating family memories that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and you’ll put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

And who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you fishing too.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Water temperatures are in the low 60’s, and the day’s have been cooler then we normally expect, but the enthusiasm with catching fish with kids is at a all time High.

If there's ever been a better way to bring families together I haven't come across it yet.

If there’s ever been a better way to bring families together I haven’t come across it yet.

Grab your children and create a family memory that’ll last a lifetime by booking a fishing charter trip out on the water at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and put a smile on your children’s faces.

And who knows, maybe someday they’ll return the favor and take you fishing too.

Capt. Capt. Brandon Naeve

I've been a fishing guide the Sarasota , Boca Grande area for over 25 years. My Sarasota trips are mostly family oriented 1/2 day fishing trips involving kids who love to catch all the family fun fish. My Boca Grande trips are for the more experienced spin or fly fishing angler.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Taylor Owen, from CO, with a Spanish mackerel he caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett this past week.

Taylor Owen with a Spanish mackerel he caught and released on a Clouser fly fishing Sarasota Bay.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout on DOA Lures in Charlotte Harbor and Sarasota Bay and snook at night on flies in the ICW recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished Sarasota Bay recently with me and caught and released a couple of nice reds and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails. He also fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on another trip with Stephen Liska, from Naples, and they had some action catching and releasing several reds and snook.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, had a great trip catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with me recently. Fly anglers Gary Mintz and Taylor Owen, from CO, fished Sarasota Bay with me on another trip and Taylor caught and released a nice Spanish mackerel on a Clouser fly

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Snook at night around bridges and dock lights is also a good option depending on conditions. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout on DOA Lures in Charlotte Harbor and Sarasota Bay and snook at night on flies in the ICW recently.

Taylor Owen, from CO, with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a Clouser fly while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Taylor Owen with a Spanish mackerel caught and released on a Clouser fly fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL fished Sarasota Bay recently with me and caught and released a couple of nice reds and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails. He also fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound on another trip with Stephen Liska, from Naples, and they had some action catching and releasing several reds and snook.

Martin Marlowe, from NY, had a great trip catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the ICW at night with me recently. Fly anglers Gary Mintz and Taylor Owen, from CO, fished Sarasota Bay with me on another trip and Taylor caught and released a nice Spanish mackerel on a Clouser fly

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Snook at night around bridges and dock lights is also a good option depending on conditions. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by industrial, agricultural and residential runoff, toxic spills and discharges, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation, please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Capt. 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.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, had some good action catching and releasing reds on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Keith McClintock had some good action catching and releasing reds on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout on DOA Lures in Charlotte Harbor recently. Keith McClintock and Hal D’Orazio, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound and had some action catching and releasing several reds, snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, jacks, blues and more.

Snook at night around bridges and dock lights is also a good option depending on conditions. If you have an interest in fly fishing, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters has added another Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school this coming Feb. 5th. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 to sign up, or to learn more about it.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing reds, snook and trout on DOA Lures in Charlotte Harbor recently. Keith McClintock and Hal D’Orazio, from Lake Forest, IL fished backcountry areas of Gasparilla Sound and had some action catching and releasing several reds, snook and trout on CAL jigs with shad tails.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, had some action catching and releasing snook on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, had some action catching and releasing snook on CAL jigs with shad tails while fishing Gasparilla Sound with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Look for reds, snook and larger trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, jacks, blues and more. Snook at night around bridges and dock lights is also a good option depending on conditions. If you have an interest in fly fishing, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters has added another Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on Feb 5. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 to sign up.

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

Capt. 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.


Capt. Chuck Cress’s Weekly Fishing Report

Matthew, from Wisconsin had a surprisingly good day fishing and landed this beautiful redfish.

Matthew proudly displays this nice looking Redfish caught fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Cress.

Matthew and his wife Joy, from Wisconsin, had a surprisingly good day fishing. Surprising because it was very chilly, low tide, and a full moon.

With those conditions you don’t expect to really have a banner day on the water. However the husband and wife team managed to catch several different species of fish. Using artificial bait and live shrimp they caught and safely released trout, jacks, snook, red fish, and ladyfish.

Matthew, an avid angler hooked and brought to the boat the largest redfish I have seen on board in quite some time. After hooking the bull redfish it took off. ran under the dock wrapped around the pilings, and would not come out without a fight. With great skill Matthew was able to weave his fishing pole around the pilings and lead the fish to open waters were we finally get it on board. So the moral of the story is the best time to go fishing is any time you can.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Matthew and his wife Joy, from Wisconsin, had a surprisingly good day fishing. Surprising because it was very chilly, low tide, and a full moon.

Matthew and his wife Joy from Wisconsin had a surprisingly good day fishing.

Matthew and his wife Joy from Wisconsin had a surprisingly good day fishing Sarasota Bay.

With those conditions you don’t expect to really have a banner day on the water. However the husband and wife team managed to catch several different species of fish. Using artificial bait and live shrimp they caught and safely released trout, jacks, snook, red fish, and ladyfish.

Matthew, an avid angler hooked and brought to the boat the largest redfish I have seen on board in quite some time. After hooking the bull redfish it took off. ran under the dock wrapped around the pilings, and would not come out without a fight. With great skill Matthew was able to weave his fishing pole around the pilings and lead the fish to open waters were we finally get it on board. So the moral of the story is the best time to go fishing is any time you can.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, caught and released this Blue on a fly.

Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, caught and released this Blue on a fly fishing with Capt. Grassett this past week.

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action catching and releasing blues, jack crevalle and snook and spin fishing anglers scored with DOA Lures on snook, redfish, blues and jacks in Sarasota Bay recently.

Mark and Trenton Moreni, from Dillon, MT, fished a night trip and a flats trip in Sarasota Bay with me recently and caught and released several snook and bluefish on flies and a CAL jig with a shad tail.

Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, fished with me on a couple of other trips with several family members. The group caught and released several snook and a red on CAL jigs with grubs and shad tails.

Trenton Marino, from Dillon. MT, caught and released his on a CAL jig with a shad tail on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Trenton Marino, from Dillon. MT, caught and released his on a CAL jig with a shad tail on a couple of different trips with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Mark and Trenton Moreni, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Mark and Trenton Moreni, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing Sarasota Bay at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Look for reds, snook and large trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action in Sarasota Bay with me recently.

Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, caught and released this Blue on a fly.

Pat Beckwith, from Sarasota, caught and released this Blue on a fly.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria, and Don Morrison, from MA, fished a trip with me and had great action with trout and Spanish mackerel on flies and CAL jigs with shad tails. Dave Reinhart, from MA, fished skinny water with me on a blustery day later in the week.

Fish were turned on ahead of an approaching front. He caught and released a slam, including a 28” snook, 28” redfish, trout and a couple of pompano that were sight fished on top of a bar in 18” of water, all on CAL jigs with a grub tail! Not big numbers of fish but a great day for quality fish and variety.

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. Check the coastal gulf for Spanish mackerel, false albacore and tripletail when conditions are good. Shallow water fishing for reds and large trout is also a good option now, although they are very challenging in clear water. These conditions usually require long casts to avoid spooking fish.

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!

Capt. 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.


Capt. Chuck Cress’s Weekly Fishing Report

Carol, a local who hails from Longboat Key with a nice Red.

Carol, a local from Longboat Key with a nice Red.

Carol, who lives on Longboat Key, and her son-in-law Matt from Connecticut, Booked a Charter with me out of CB’S Outfitters on Siesta Key this past week.

Before we left the dock I told Matt, who is an avid fisherman, that fishing has been a little slow due to low and slow tides But that today’s tides might allow us to get into an area where I had seen some redfish earlier in the week.

Shortly after arriving at our spot Carol hooked this sought after redfish using a popping cork and live shrimp. Just like a pro she brought the fish to the boat after several long runs. The morning ended with several more reds being caught and safely released as well as some jacks and a large unidentified fish that pulled out the drag on the reel but got away.

You never know what you might catch in our local waters unless you get out and try.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Carol, who lives on Longboat Key, and her son-in-law Matt from Connecticut, Booked a Charter with me out of CB’S Outfitters on Siesta Key this past week.

Carol, a local from Longboat Key with a nice Red.

Carol, a local from Longboat Key with a nice Red.

Before we left the dock I told Matt, who is an avid fisherman, that fishing has been a little slow due to low and slow tides But that today’s tides might allow us to get into an area where I had seen some redfish earlier in the week.

Shortly after arriving at our spot Carol hooked this sought after redfish using a popping cork and live shrimp. Just like a pro she brought the fish to the boat after several long runs. The morning ended with several more reds being caught and safely released as well as some jacks and a large unidentified fish that pulled out the drag on the reel but got away.

You never know what you might catch in our local waters unless you get out and try.

Capt. Chuck Cress

Fishing has been a lifetime passion for me. Depending on the skill level of my clients what I like to do is put them on big fish using artificial lures. I like to educating and passing on my knowledge of local history and the many sights the area has to offer while we are on the water.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Dan Patterson, from Siesta Key, with his first tripletail on a fly caught and released while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Patterson with his first tripletail caught and released while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tripletail in the coastal gulf and snook at night in the ICW and spin fishing anglers scored with DOA Lures on snook, trout, redfish, jacks and pompano in Sarasota Bay recently.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, had great action catching several tripletail on flies on a recent trip with me. Dan Patterson, from Siesta Key, also got in on the action, catching and releasing his first tripletail on a fly on another trip with me.

A friend, Jim Hazlett from Sarasota, invited me to fish with him offshore to hunt tripletail one day. It was a treat to catch a couple on a fly myself. The best fish were a couple of large jacks that were busting baits along a seawall that he caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail. Great way to finish!

Joey Grassett, from Seaford, DE, with a hefty jack caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Joey Grassett with a hefty jack caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing recently.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, with his personal best.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, with his personal best, a beautiful Tripletail.

My brother, Joey Grassett from Seaford, DE, visited for a few days and we fished a variety of options from shallow and deep flats to the coastal gulf. We caught and released a few snook, trout and a red in shallow water on CAL jigs with grubs. We also caught and released trout and a couple of pompano while fishing deeper flats.

Cliff Ondercin, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Cliff Ondercin with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing the ICW at night.

Cliff Ondercin, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fish the coastal gulf when conditions are good and look for reds, snook and large trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


Fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing tripletail in the coastal gulf and snook at night in the ICW and spin fishing anglers scored with DOA Lures on snook, trout, redfish, jacks and pompano in Sarasota Bay recently.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, had great action catching several tripletail on flies on a recent trip with me. Dan Patterson, from Siesta Key, also got in on the action, catching and releasing his first tripletail on a fly on another trip with me.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, with his personal best.

Bill Morrison, from Anna Maria Island, with his personal best.

A friend, Jim Hazlett from Sarasota, invited me to fish with him offshore to hunt tripletail one day. It was a treat to catch a couple on a fly myself. The best fish were a couple of large jacks that were busting baits along a seawall that he caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail. Great way to finish!

My brother, Joey Grassett from Seaford, DE, visited for a few days and we fished a variety of options from shallow and deep flats to the coastal gulf. We caught and released a few snook, trout and a red in shallow water on CAL jigs with grubs. We also caught and released trout and a couple of pompano while fishing deeper flats.

Dan Patterson, from Siesta Key, with his first tripletail on a fly caught and released while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dan Patterson with his first tripletail caught and released while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Cliff Ondercin, from Sarasota, with a snook caught and released on a fly while fishing the ICW at night with Capt. Rick Grassett recently.

Fish the coastal gulf when conditions are good and look for reds, snook and large trout in shallow water. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay is a usually a good choice for action with a variety of species including trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, blues and more.

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

Capt. 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.


CB’s Fishing Charters

“For the experienced to the novice angler”

Our Guides offer exciting Fishing Adventures for anglers of all ages from novice to the expert. We offer Inshore, Backcountry and Offshore fishing charters for both fly-fishing and spin anglers.Sarasota and her surrounding areas have much to offer as an estuary for some of the most targeted gamefish species in the world. Those species include tarpon from mid-May through July, Snook, and Trout and Redfish (to name a few) that are found in and around the Sarasota & Charlotte Harbor area waters year-round.

Inshore Sarasota Bay Fishing

(4) Hours $500.00
(6) Hours $700.00
(for 1 to 3 anglers + $100 for 4th)

Gulf and Reef (up to 9 miles)

(4) Hours $600.00
(6) Hours $850.00
(for 1 to 3 anglers + $100 for 4th)
Call to Book Your Fishing Charter

Tarpon Fishing

(Mid-May thru July)
(6) Hours $700.00
(for 2 anglers + $100 for 3rd)
The clear blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer sight-fishing for tarpon at its best from May through mid-July. Tarpon of 120 pounds or more jumped daily during the season on fly, plug and spin tackle. Even though the water ranges from 12 to 25 feet in depth, many of the fish are encountered on the surface or just below.
Limited to 2 anglers per trip.

Snook Alley Evening Trip

Night Snook Fishing
(4) Hours $550.00
(for 1-2 anglers + $100 for 3rd)
A portion of the intercoastal waterway between Sarasota and Venice that many claim has one of the largest populations of snook found anywhere in the state. Most of the snook fishing takes place at night around lighted docks. Literally, dozens of snook will cruise around the structures and feed on bait that is attracted by the lights. It is night sight fishing that can be fast, furious and fun! Redfish and speckled trout also are encountered on these trips.

Charlotte Harbor

(6) Hours $750.00
(8) Hours $900.00
(for 1 to 2 anglers + $100 for 3rd)

Instructional Fly-Casting Lessons

Private Instructions
$100.00 per person/per hour
$150.00 two persons/per hour

2-hr minimum for the initial session. Limited availability, usually a weekend morning when not guiding that day.

Instructional Fly-Fishing Trip

(4) Hours $400.00

Put the casting skills you have learned to use on the water. This will give you an opportunity to deal with fishing situations from the deck of a boat or by wading. Learn how to cast under mangroves and docks and how wind and current affect different fishing situations. You may have an opportunity to practice sight fishing, which is one of the most rewarding forms of fly-fishing.

Offshore Gulf

Please Call For Info

*2 week cancellation notice
*gratuity not included