Catch of the Week
Tarpon statewide snagging definition and changes in gear rules in Boca Grande Pass took effect on November 1. Atlantic vermilion snapper season will remain open this fall and the FWC is reporting that green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year. Capt. Rick Grassett says anglers should fish deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks or reds and snook in skinny water should also be good options.
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters “Orvis Fly Fishing 101” Clinic, Nov. 9, 2013
|Capt. Rick DePaiva, from Ft. Myers, FL, battles a tarpon jumped on a fly while fishing the coastal gulf with Capt. Rick Grassett.
Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released false albacore (little tunny) and Spanish mackerel in the coastal gulf off Sarasota and trout, blues and jacks in Sarasota Bay on flies and CAL jigs with shad tails during the past week.
Frank Zaffino, from Rochester, NY, fished with me on Monday. He had good action catching and releasing a large false albacore and several Spanish mackerel to a couple of pounds on my Grassett Snook Minnow and Clouser Minnow flies in the coastal gulf. We moved inside to Sarasota Bay where he caught and released bluefish to 3 ½ -pounds, trout and jacks on Ultra Hair Clouser flies fishing deep grass flats on the east side of the bay.
Yann Gehan, from Sarasota, FL, and his dad, Pierre, from France, also fished the coastal gulf with me on Tuesday. They had good action catching and releasing Spanish mackerel to 4-pounds and jacks on Ultra Hair Clouser flies and CAL jigs with shad tails. I was gone the rest of the week on fly fishing trip for reds in Louisiana. It was a great trip with good action and a couple of giant fish! A separate report to follow and will also be posted on the Destination Fishing Trips page of my web site.
King and Spanish mackerel, false albacore, tripletail and cobia should be good options in the coastal gulf. Fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks or reds and snook in skinny water should also be good options.
Capt. Rick Grassett
FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Orvis- Endorsed Outfitter Guide
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Strong high pressure will continue over the eastern Gulf producing hazardous east northeast winds and higher seas into mid week. The high pressure then slides out over the Atlantic mid to late week with a relaxing gradient. A cold front moves in for the end of the week with high pressure building rapidly in behind it with winds increasing and backing to the northeast or north.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Monday night will bring northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Tuesday night will bring east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Wednesday night will bring east winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
East winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers. Thursday night will bring north winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
2013/11/08Fri09:49 p.m.1.4 L
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