Sunday, June 17, 2018

Outdoors

Powerboat driver dies in crash during Jacksonville event

Powerboat driver dies in crash during Jacksonville event

JACKSONVILLE ó A powerboat racer was killed Saturday in a crash with another boat that injured three other racers at an event in Jacksonville. Mike Salber, a 22-year member of the Sanford Fire Department, where he worked as a paramedic, died on the S...
Published: 06/04/18

Captainís Corner: Weather isnít done messing with tarpon bite

The big draw this time of year is tarpon. Unfortunately, the storm messed up a really good full moon bite. Hopefully they will settle back into the passes and beaches this weekend. As of now it looks like a short window to get back on them. The forec...
Published: 05/31/18
Updated: 06/02/18

Captainís Corner: Tips on night fishing

The best way to beat the heat in the summer time is to fish at night. This can be the most relaxing time to fish. The afternoon thunderstorms are over and the air is cool from the rainfall. Residential dock lights can attract a variety of species. Sn...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Fishingís possible impact after Alberto

The nearshore impact from Subtropical Storm Alberto might take several days to realize. Generally when a storm dumps lots of rain, runoff affects fishing the most. During June itís not unusual to find hordes of Spanish mackerel just outside the pass....
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Two seasons close, two open this week

Thursday, greater amberjack and triggerfish seasons close, and Friday, gag grouper season opens for recreational and charter boat operators. Red snapper season opens for charter boat operators Friday and for recreational anglers June 11. Red snapper ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Early risers will be rewarded

This time of year is perfect for early risers who love to fly fish. Pods of snook are within a few feet of the sand in the trough along most beaches. Though the season is closed, catch-and-release opportunities have never been better. A large female ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Redfish bite strong on afternoon high tide

Early morning stops at jetty rock piles have produced excellent action for a variety of species. Snook, redfish and trout are the targets. Free-lining live pilchards against the rocks at the strong part of the tide is your best opportunity for snook,...
Updated one month ago

Speckled trout are our most prevalent species around the bay area. They spawn year-round, so their numbers are sustained. They are a flourishing species. For sport, trout are easier to catch than almost everything else we have in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
Updated one month ago
Captainís Corner: Swimmer crabs attract big permit

Captainís Corner: Swimmer crabs attract big permit

The outgoing tides of last weekendís new moon washed thousands of small swimmer crabs, known locally as "pass crabs," out of the estuaries and into the gulf. This suddenly abundant food source offshore works as a natural chum line and draws big permi...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: With full moon, tarpon are on the move

With the full moon this next week tarpon are moving down the beaches and making their way out of the bay and moving out to the bridges and the passes to feed before some of them leave to go out and spawn on the full moon. Early in the morning along t...
Updated one month ago