Sunday, August 12, 2018

Outdoors

Captainís Corner: The reward for picking up trash in the gulf

It has been our practice to be "trashmen" of the Gulf for many years. This policy of stopping to pick up discarded items such as balloons which have been released over land, drift into the gulf and present a serious threat to sea turtles which may mi...
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Captainís Corner: Find success with structure fishing

Stable weather is usually necessary for fishing success. Wind and rain affect tides and water clarity. During the summer, higher tides have redfish and snook in areas that are high and dry other times of the year. A good example is flooded mangroves ...
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A year later, an 827-pound bluefin tuna caught in Florida is touted as a world record

A year later, an 827-pound bluefin tuna caught in Florida is touted as a world record

It would take Rick Whitley more than three hours to reel in an 827-pound bluefin tuna off the shore of Destin in May 2017.The fish was the largest known bluefin tuna caught in Floridaís waters at the time, but Whitley would have to wait more than a y...
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Captainís Corner: Rain, heat boost trout, snook bite

Warm water and lots of rain have been key factors recently on the fishing scene. Onshore winds each day have brought lots of moisture to our region, and dodging small storms has become a daily event. Itís not all bad, however. These cloudy conditions...
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Captainís Corner: Pompano fishing is at its peak

Things came around right on schedule for the year. Pompano went from good to better to best to start July. We have had some of the best pompano fishing trips I have ever seen. The numbers and the size of pompano have increased significantly in the pa...
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Captainís Corner: Winds take a toll on tarpon fishing

A weekís worth of westerly winds pounding our gulf beaches has been better suited for surfing than fishing. It has spared a whole bunch of tarpon from experiencing sore mouths. Normally now is when "edge fishing" for tarpon can be particularly produc...
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Captainís Corner: Bay scallops trial season underway in Pasco

For the first time in 24 years, Florida has opened bay scallops to harvest in Pasco County. This 10-day trial season began on Friday. Reports from the opening few days in the southern part of the county were very good. The water was clean, and scallo...
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Captainís Corner: Fishing slows in North Pinellas

The fishing has been slowing a bit in North Pinellas County. Low midday tides are very warm, causing most fish to be lethargic, searching for a drop off or edge of the flat to avoid the hot water. Redfishing has been tougher this past week. There are...
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Captainís Corner: With red snapper season ending, new targets emerge

With red snapper season coming to an end it is time to start focusing on other summertime species that will be making their way into our area. Offshore in depths of 120-150 feet, huge schools of small Spanish sardines are spending most of their time ...
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Captainís Corner: Early morning or late-night fishing your best bets during summer

We are deep into the dog days of summer, and it shows. Fishing early mornings and late evenings are your best bet for solid action. Tossing artificials around bait schools as the sun rises has produced some nice trout catches. Some fish have been in ...
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