Monday, November 20, 2017

Outdoors

Captainís Corner: Jacks are made for fly rod fun

Along with other warm-water species such as snook and baby tarpon, jack crevalle have made a fantastic comeback. Few saltwater species match their ability to chase fast-moving prey and put a strain on fly tackle. Chances of encounters can be increase...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Big sharks among near-shore availabilities

Before the north wind started blowing, we had a long stretch of days with an offshore breeze, making for excellent conditions for near-shore fishing. Spanish mackerel, kingfish and big sharks have been plentiful within a mile from shore. White bait, ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Cold front will jump-start trout bite

The first real cold front of the year will jump-start the bite for big speckled trout. All fish like the dropping water temperatures. The bite wonít necessarily be best at sunrise and sunset any longer, but it will be during the best tidal movement i...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Kingfish temporarily heading offshore as cold fronts move in

Kingfish had just begun showing up in better numbers ahead of this cold front. On Saturday we caught more than a dozen kings and about 20 large mackerel by slow-trolling greenbacks and whitebait around bait pods within a couple of miles of the beach ...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Dense baitfish schools attracting predators to coasts

With strong easterly winds blowing for nearly a week, offshore conditions have been difficult. The upside is that east winds provide calm and clean water along the beaches, and the baitfish have moved in heavily. Dense schools of mixed species of bai...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Cooler water will heat up action both inshore and offshore

The cold fronts rolling in next week will drop water temperatures to the mid to upper 70s at night and will fire up the bite inshore and offshore. Snook fishing is on fire with these cooler nights. We have been finding them around and up the major ri...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Spanish mackerel bite strong off area beaches

Spanish mackerel fishing off the beaches has been very good. Iíve concentrated over hard bottom areas close to the passes. With windy conditions blowing from the east, these areas have been protected enough to be comfortable and workable. Bird activi...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: High wind affecting fishing patterns

A pattern of high winds out of the northeast has kept most anglers inshore this week. That trend will continue through the weekend, though the winds will decrease a bit. Before the wind arrived, mackerel fishing had exploded on the reefs and hard bot...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Cold fronts will bring king mackerel

King mackerel will take center stage this month as the cold fronts from the north make their way into the Gulf waters. These fronts will cool water temperatures to accommodate the large schools of mackerel and kings that will follow their route to th...
Updated one month ago

Captainís Corner: Underwater visibility still an issue when spearfishing

Those who spearfish are still having issues with finding underwater visibility conducive to good hunting. In the shallow offshore areas, depths from 30 to 60 feet, visibility has recently started to improve. At the beginning of this week, our divers ...
Updated one month ago