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Captain's Corner: Fish in usual summer-weather patterns

Summer weather is here, and fish are in the usual patterns. Typically, early morning or evening fishing is most productive. The flats can reach close to 90 degrees in the middle of summer, so fish can be lethargic. I focus on beach fishing in warm months, especially now with tarpon showing well on the North Pinellas coast. Other than schools of redfish, there is plenty of action on the beach side with snook, trout, flounder, tarpon, mackerel and jacks. Look for tarpon rolling around dawn. Get in front of the fish and make long casts with a threadfin, sardine or pinfish. You might need to downsize your tackle to get a bite in clear conditions. I've used 10 feet of leader as light as 50 pounds.

Brian Caudill fishes from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs. He can be reached at (727) 365-7560 and captbrian.com.

Captain's Corner: Fish in usual summer-weather patterns 06/03/16 [Last modified: Friday, June 3, 2016 9:36pm]
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