Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Sarasota, Florida

4.7 out of 5 Customer Rating
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CB's Saltwater Outfitters


Phone icon941-349-4400 Phone icon941-346-2466 Email iconinfo@cbsoutfitters.com Link iconcbsoutfitters.com
1249 Stickney Point Rd. Sarasota, FL 34242

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The Story

Great year-round fly and light tackle angling. Family trips or avid anglers fish Sarasota Bay or the backcountry of Charlotte Harbor for snook, reds and sea trout. Trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay and cobia, tripletail and false albacore in the coastal gulf in fall and spring. August through October is good for juvenile tarpon and snook. Year-round night snook fishing and fish for giant tarpon from May through July. Sarasota's largest on-the-water outfitter with a great selection of tackle and flies. Fly fishing schools, instructional fly fishing trips and private fly casting instruction.

Our fishing charter service offers exciting adventures for anglers of all ages, from novice to expert. We can arrange both inshore and offshore charters for both fly and spin fishers. Our area has a wide variety of year-round species to catch including trout, snook, redfish, grouper, and snapper. There are also many seasonal fish that pass through, including tarpon (May-July), Spanish mackerel, bonita, and bluefish, just to name a few.

What is Provided to Customer

Our charters include fishing licenses, rods, reels, bait/flies, boat, captain, and gas.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Anglers would be fishing bays, intracoastal waterways, and near shore waters by means of 18- to 24-foot flats and bay boats. Casting targets include sight fishing, mangroves, oyster bars, and grass patches.

Typical Weather by Season

Fall/spring (beautiful): 65-80 degrees and drier than summer months.

Winter: 40-70 degrees and can be windy and cold.

Summer: 75-90 degrees, hot and humid.

What Should Customers Bring?

Customer should bring food/drink, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, cameras, and anything they would be comfortable wearing during whatever time of year they are fishing.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible knowledge shared in a relaxed manner I chose to have Captain Rick as my guide based on the number of reviews from people who have worked with him time and again over many years. I now see why they come back over and over. Captain Rick is knowledgeable, and shares his experience openly and in a way that is not intimidating. His focus was on meeting my goals for the day and it was mission accomplished. I am now one of those clients that willpartner with Rick for years to come.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST!!! Captain Rick Grassett is the BEST!!! I have known and fished with Rick for over 15 years, and there's a reason he is my go-to! He exudes professionalism, knowledge, talent, friendliness, enthusiasm, and gives you the full great experience on the water every time. From spin fishing in the back country to fly fishing for Silverkings in shallow water, Rick is the Master. I have been on numerous fishing excursions that he has hosted, and they have all been top notch and wonderful experiences.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Guides and Tackle Store I have fished with one of the guides at CB's for many years. We have had many great fishing adventures and he has made me a better fisherman. He puts me on fish but more importantly, teaches me how to approach the situation and understand the conditions and presentations that lead to success. The owner of CB's is very focused on customer service and she and her staff will listen to your fishing needs, recommend good fishing areas based on current conditions and will set you up with tackle that you need. There are good fishermen on the staff and they will provide solid advice, sell you what you need but they will not sell you tackle that you don't need.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chartered fishing trip I have fished with Rick Grassett on numerous occasions and have always had a great experience.
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Times!!! Captain Rick is an amazing guide and a true professional in the business. His patience with the first time angler or most experienced fisherperson is extraordinary. He teaches you not just about the fish you are after but about the importance of protecting the resource. I have been fishing 3 generations with Rick on the waters of Sarasota and love it!!!
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Guide! Captain Rick Grassett is the best fishing guide I have ever fished with. He taught me how to fly cast 20 years ago, and I have been fishing with him ever since. He is a consummate professional. He knows the waters and where the fish are, he is a great companion, he is always positive, and he makes you feel good about your fishing skills, no matter your level of expertise. He is a great teacher as well. A day on the water with Captain Rick is always time well spent. His trips that he organizes are great as well.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rick Grassett Hi to all who fish with guides.I have been fly fishing with guides for many years and in many countries. About a decade ago or so I was fortunate to meet and fish with Rick Grassett. Rick is both an exceptional guide and person. He knows where the fish are and is on target with his advice on how to catch more fish. Conservation of our fishing waters and catch and release are very important to Rick. After one trip with Rick you will feel like you have fished with him for years. Rick is the best guide I have ever fished with. Martin Marlowe
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from guided fly fishing Outstanding guide. Use of quality equipment. A variety of fishing experiences
Date published: 2020-09-10
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