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Monday, May 13, 2013


Published Monday, May 13, 2013

Alas, stone crab season is coming to a close on Thursday, so be sure to quench your crab claw fix early on this week. Several fishing tournaments are scheduled throughout the month, and contributing Captain Rick Grassett says that tarpon season has come on strong this year. Besides tarpon, reds, trout and snook on shallow grass flats of Sarasota Bay are also a good angling option this time of year. An unexpected cold front is supposed to move in on Monday, then dissipate mid-week. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout fishing tournament is coming up this weekend. Tarpon are becoming more plentiful in the coastal Gulf and should be a good option next week, and Capt. Rick Grassett says to look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high.

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Monday, May 6, 2013


Published Monday, May 6, 2013

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout fishing tournament is coming up this weekend. As far as weather goes, a frontal boundary will move through the area again on Tuesday as the low pressure system moves off to the northeast. High pressure will then build across the waters Wednesday and remain in place through the end of the week. Tarpon are becoming more plentiful in the coastal Gulf and should be a good option next week, and Capt. Rick Grassett says to look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high. 

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Thursday, May 2, 2013


Published Thursday, May 2, 2013

'Tis the season for tarpon and tournaments! The 6th annual Bricks and Sticks Inshore Benefit will kick off in Cape Coral on May 3-4, the very next weekend is the Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout. Tarpon are becoming more plentiful in the coastal Gulf and should be a good option next week, Capt. Rick Grassett says to look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high.

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Monday, April 29, 2013


Published Monday, April 29, 2013

'Tis the season for tarpon and tournaments! The 6th annual Bricks and Sticks Inshore Benefit will kick off in Cape Coral on May 3-4, the very next weekend is the Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout. Today marks the opening of gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellow fin grouper season in the Atlantic, which runs until January 1. As far as weather goes, a weak frontal boundary will then settle into the northern Gulf Coast states Monday night and Tuesday with weak low pressure remaining across the area through mid-week. Tarpon are becoming more plentiful in the coastal Gulf and should be a good option next week, Capt. Rick Grassett says to look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013


Published Thursday, April 25, 2013

FWCC has discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and license requirement for lionfish and approved a 44-day long recreational season for red snapper. A cold front will settle into the northern Gulf Coast states on Thursday, diminishing Friday according to NOAA. Capt. Rick Grassett recommends catching and release night snook fishing in the ICW from Sarasota to Venice next week. Anglers should look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high.

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Monday, April 22, 2013


Published Monday, April 22, 2013

FWCC has moved forward to make tarp and bonefish catch-and-release only at a meeting in Tallahassee on April 17. They also discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and license requirement for lionfish and approved a 44-day long recreational season for red snapper. A cold front will settle into the northern Gulf Coast states on Thursday, diminishing Friday according to NOAA. Capt. Rick Grassett recommends catching and release night snook fishing in the ICW from Sarasota to Venice next week. Anglers should look for reds and big trout in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low or on shallow flats on sunny afternoons when the tide is high.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013


Published Thursday, April 18, 2013

If you catch a lionfish, send the pic to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and they will send you a free T-shirt! April 19-20, the Sarasota Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will host their 18th annual photo all-release challenge. Action should improve in the coastal gulf as the water continues to warm and baitfish become more plentiful. Catch and release night snook fishing in the ICW from Sarasota to Venice should also be a good option next week.

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Monday, April 15, 2013


Published Monday, April 15, 2013

FWCC will vote on whether to open its coastal red snapper season longer on Wednesday. If you catch a lionfish, send the pic to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and they will send you a free T-shirt! April 19-20, the Sarasota Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will host their 18th annual photo all-release challenge. Action should improve in the coastal gulf as the water continues to warm and baitfish become more plentiful. Catch and release night snook fishing in the ICW from Sarasota to Venice should also be a good option next week.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013


Published Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you catch a lionfish, send the pic to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and they will send you a free T-shirt! Our contributing captain Rick Grassett is hosting a fly fishing school on April 13; then on April 19-20, the Sarasota Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will host their 18th annual photo all-release challenge.

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Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
James Hibbs April 4, 2014
Marvin Prager April 7, 2014
David Marsh April 4, 2014
Cheryl Edgington March 29, 2014
Rowland Shannon April 2, 2014
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