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Captains Corner: Be prepared to work around unpleasant weather as kingfish arrive

What's hot: November is another great month to go fishing, although the weather often dictates the outcome. Cold fronts seem to have a bit more fury. Temperatures plummet and the wind howls, causing many anglers to change their schedules. However, anglers can manage to reel in impressive species between these weather systems. Kingfish are going to be in the area for the next month. As each cold front passes, different migrations of these monster-sized mackerel will swim our way.

Tips: The best approach for kings is to look for water temperatures in the mid 70s. Combined with a decent food source, those temperatures can be the key to success. Water clarity is often an issue after these big blows, forcing fish to search for a meal. With gulf closures on so many species, get creative in order to produce fillets for the cooler. Amberjack and kingfish are the perfect fit for the fish box as both make a wonderful smoked fish spread.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit

Captains Corner: Be prepared to work around unpleasant weather as kingfish arrive

10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:51pm]
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