Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Outdoors

Captainís Corner: Summerís end brings changes in fish habits

Captainís Corner: Summerís end brings changes in fish habits

Though on the calendar summerís end is drawing near, temperatures in Florida will remain in the mid 80s and low 90s for quite a while. However, fish know that itís time to start migrating back toward their transitional locations for fall. Snook are s...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Tide is key to finding favorite fishing spots

Small redfish schools are active in the Pinellas Point area after all of the afternoon thunderstorms have dropped the water temperature below 84 degrees. I have spots for a low tide and a high tide. Low-tide spots can be the most difficult to find. R...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Fishing continues to be hot as area mostly avoids Red Tide so far

We continue to be spared of Red Tide. While it has moved north a bit, itís still way offshore. I expect it to stay there with the constant southeast winds. Monday and Tuesday look to be wet days as a subtropical wave of rain moves through our area. T...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Recent rains can help with Red Tide

Numerous weather conditions can, naturally, correct bad effects from Red Tide. This recent session of rainy days brings good news. Water temperatures are slowly dropping from the 90-degree mark. The algae bloom thrives on warmer water temperatures; c...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Algae bloom makes filling the live well a challenge

Usually anglers start their day filling a live well with baitfish before heading offshore. Unfortunately with the current algae bloom, spending too much time netting bait might be a waste of time. Most live well systems are "open systems" that allow ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Floating weeds, grass hinder fly fishing

Floating weeds and grass are things we must contend with when fishing with a fly rod this time of year. If we donít make a fly look natural, fish will refuse it. Having green stuff on the fly hook will always get a refusal. Flies that represent baitf...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Filling your well with pilchards offers variety of fishing options

After a lengthy drought of usable-sized whitebait, aka pilchards, it looks like we might be coming out of the late summer microbait season in the northern part of the county. Pelicans can be seen aggressively working the swash channel, which has been...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Pompano and trout fishing doing well

Dodging the Red Tide, fishing has been decent for the dead of summer. Weíve done combination trips: trout and pompano. Pompano were tougher for a couple of weeks but are back on track. Trout, around all year, have been good at dawn. Hit them early fo...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Beat the heat, go after juvenile tarpon

With very warm water along the coast, midday fishing has been slow for some inshore species. By avoiding the hottest part of the day, anglers can capitalize on the best bite. Nowhere is that more apparent than when fishing for juvenile tarpon. Small ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Change those spear gun bands before they show wear and tear

Take the time between trips to check your spearfishing gear. The spear gun bands always should be the first object to get your attention. Most divers donít consider getting new bands until the bands show cracks and splitting on the outside cover. One...
Updated one month ago