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Captain's Corner: Bolting out of the blue

Ed Walker

Ed Walker

What's hot: Far offshore water temperatures have climbed into the 70s, triggering the arrival of migratory pelagic species. Fishing in 180 feet this week, we saw schools of leaping blackfin tuna, and our first trolling lure produced a surprise 15-pound mahi. These species prefer moderate temperatures and clean blue water, so the action should only get better. Generally, target them in at least 140 feet.

Tips: Look for the bluest water. Oceangoing species like cobalt blue, high-salinity water. Keep running until you find the right color. Just a few miles can be the difference between an active area and a barren one. Also, monitoring water temperatures can reveal patches of warm or cold water. Right now warmer is better. Edges where warm and cooler come together, even just a few degrees, can be the best spots.

Ed Walker charters out of Tarpon Springs. He is at info@lighttacklecharters.com or at (727) 944-3474.

Captain's Corner: Bolting out of the blue 03/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:30pm]
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