Sunday, October 14, 2018

Outdoors

Captainís Corner: Nature has to take its course with Red Tide

The Red Tide bloom seems to have stabilized in many of our areas. From what Iíve seen, 3-18 miles west of Indian Rocks Beach remains affected. Along the beaches from Indian Rocks north, the coastline looks good, considering what has happened. Schools...
Published: 09/30/18

Captainís Corner: Avoiding Red Tide to find good fishing

We left the dock Thursday morning with no specific game plan other than travel offshore to depths that were free of Red Tide. Because we figured to eventually bottom fish on a 250-degree heading in at least 80 feet of water and were going over the Tr...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Take advantage and explore our rivers

A quote by Canadian author and river conservationist Mark Angelo, "Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense," should be celebrated by visiting one of the many pretty southern rivers in our area. A look at a map wi...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Reports of Red Tide bloom diminishing good news for anglers

Thereís good news for Pinellas County anglers this week as recent Red Tide reports show a diminishing bloom, which became so intense in our local waters over the past two weeks that researchers say it essentially choked itself out. Whether the bloom ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Plenty to target inside the bay

The action, if you pick the right spot, is there to be had. Red Tide is here, so avoid areas that have it in any concentration. Basically, it hasnít entered Tampa Bay so far so you can concentrate efforts inside the bay. What to target? We have it al...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Red Tide doesnít mean the end of good fishing

The loss of marine life along our gulf beaches and who knows how far offshore has been devastating. We can only hope for a speedy recovery from the deadly toxic algae bloom and keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature will help clean up its mess s...
Updated one month ago
Captainís Corner: Anglers welcome the coming, and cooling, of fall

Captainís Corner: Anglers welcome the coming, and cooling, of fall

Astronomically speaking, fall is here. The autumnal equinox was Sept. 22. Days will be shorter and nights longer until the end of December. This decrease in sunlight hours will cause our waters to cool. This is welcome news to anglers who have been d...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Fall fishing in Tampa Bay draws near

With summer air temperature still in the low to upper 90s during the day but the lower night temperatures in the 80s, that means fall fishing for Tampa Bay might be just right around the corner. The snook are still in there summer pattern even their ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Use Red Tide to venture to other fishing spots not affected

Normally this time of year my attention turns to the beaches, focusing on migratory species headed our way such as Spanish mackerel and kingfish. With our current Red Tide situation, my thoughts are still on the beach. Mostly, how to avoid it. Now is...
Updated one month ago
Captainís Corner: Finding live bait has been biggest fishing issue in our area so far from Red Tide

Captainís Corner: Finding live bait has been biggest fishing issue in our area so far from Red Tide

i thoWith Red Tide in the area, fishing close to shore has been a challenge. Waters from the beach out to about 40 feet have been affected this week. Concentrate your efforts starting about 80 feet and work west. Since our primary spots are well offs...
Updated one month ago