Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Captain's Corner

Captain's Corner: Cold front slows fishing

Expect fishing to be a little slower during the first half of this week. A cold front over the weekend brought a strong north wind. The water will be pretty dirty. If you're able to get out, try fishing the leeward side of a protected area. The water clarity should be better. The best part of the quick cold fronts is they keep the water temperature around 80 degrees. We need this as it seems we will continue to have summer-like weather the rest of the week. Offshore and inside of 5 miles on the hard bottom have produced nonstop kingfish action. The fish have been anywhere from 15-40 pounds. Mix Spanish mackerel, bonita and sharks into the action and you will have a stellar day. With the cooler water, snook have become active, blowing up on chummers and chasing down live-scaled sardines. The negative tides have moved them out of the mangroves and into the sand holes on the flats. The upper bay is holding nice slot snook. If you're looking for a keeper before the season ends, fish north of the Howard Frankland.

Mike Gore charters out of Tampa Bay. Call him at (813) 390-6600 or visit tampacharters.com.

Captain's Corner: Cold front slows fishing 11/15/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Steven Stamkos making exhibition debut for Lightning

    Blogs

    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will make his much-anticipated exhibition debut tonight against the Predators.

  2. Quick snaps: Florida's streak, FSU's true freshman QB and UCF's prolific offense

    College

    Streaking

     Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain shakes hands with Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops at the end of the game between the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Kentucky 45-7.
  3. Cannon Fodder podcast: Key matchups in Bucs-Vikings game

    Blogs

    In our latest Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast, Greg Auman breaks down five key matchups that will help decide Sunday's Bucs game against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Defensive lineman Chris Baker is a question mark heading into Sunday's game against the Vikings.
  4. Rick and Tom podcast: Will Bucs go 2-0? Are Gators on upset alert?

    Blogs

    It's football friday as Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the Bucs' game in Minnesota, including the improved offensive line.

    Ali Marpet moved from guard to center on an improved Bucs offensive line.
  5. Week 4 Heisman watch, local of the week and more

    College

    Heisman watch

    San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny (20) reacts with teammates during the final minute of the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in San Diego. San Diego State won 20-17. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) CAGB113