Fishing ReportsWest-Central

Trout, Snook & Red

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 trout, snook and redfish in Gasparilla Sound on CAL jigs with shad tails and flies with me during the past week.


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Mike Penny, from Atlanta, GA and his guest, Jim, from TX, and Chip Bates, from CT, fished Gasparilla Sound near Boca Grande on a couple of different trips with me. The best trip was with Mike and Jim on Monday before conditions deteriorated. They caught and released about a dozen trout, a couple of snook and a red on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos to complete their slam.

Catch and release night snook fishing in the ICW is a good option now. Fish peak tidal flows for the best action. Trout, blues, flounder and more should also be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Look for reds and big trout mixed with mullet schools on shallow flats. Tripletail should also be a good option in the coastal gulf depending on conditions. Look for them on crab trap buoys.

Contact Info:
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Capt. Rick Grassett
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Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.

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