Friday, June 22, 2018

Outdoors

Captainís Corner: Many fish now in their deep summer areas

Many fish have moved into their deep summer areas. This has been the pattern the past week. Snook are in their spawning areas waiting for the tide and moon to align. Iíve been leaving them alone and opting for the more steady action trout have been p...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/10/18

Captainís Corner: Pompano in the spotlight

Pompano are arriving at the locations where they will be found for the next six months. The most underutilized species in Tampa Bay, pompano are not only among the best to have for dinner, they fight great. Targeting pompano is pretty easy. You have ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Donít give up on tarpon just because of wind

Onshore winds have made it difficult to do much, if any, beach tarpon fishing, let alone any other fishing outside of the pass. But tarpon are still a possibility on the west winds, especially as we get further away from last weekís full moon; you ju...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Spearfishing tales as gag grouper season opens

Gag grouper season opened Friday. For more than a month, all the spearfishermen I spoke with echoed the same stories: "Gags are everywhere. I know where to find them when the season opens up." The truth is only about half of those divers speared thei...
Updated one month ago
Captainís Corner: Itís a great time to target red snapper

Captainís Corner: Itís a great time to target red snapper

Whatís hot: Red snapper fishing couldnít get any easier than it is right now. We are concentrating in the 120- to 150-foot depths. These fish have ferocious appetites and usually devour any live or frozen bait as long as it is presented to them in th...
Updated one month ago
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...
Updated one month ago

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...
Updated one month ago

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