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Captain's Corner: Bottom fishing a good bet

Good bottom fishing: Gag grouper fishing is steady in 60 feet. Live pinfish seem to be the hot bait, and a few tiny pieces of squid tipped to a sabiki rig get instant results during drifting. Keep trying different rock piles. Some gags have been more than 10 pounds, and lots of Key West grunts and undersized grouper are available on just about every stop.

Kingfish: Tossing a flat line off the back while anchored produced a few bites. Fishing in depths of 70 feet will increase odds of a king bite because the water is a bit warmer. The fish are 10 pounds on average.

Amberjack: These giants will test an angler's strength on many of the wrecks located 30 miles and out. Live baits and jigs have been getting their attention. Many types of jigs work well for jacks, so check with local tackle dealers for information on styles and weights that are working best.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach and can be reached at (727) 595-3276.

Captain's Corner: Bottom fishing a good bet 12/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:41am]
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