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Captain's Corner: Fishing action will pick up with warmer weather this week

Great weather: Warmer weather is in the forecast, so expect fishing action to pick up offshore. Two months of cold water temperatures have made things hard for anglers. But a few days of warmer weather won't be enough to get the fishes' blood going. We need 10 solid days of warm weather for that.

Bottom fishing: Grunts and sea bass are the targets for shorter trips in the gulf because we cannot keep grouper. Lots should be available. Lots of squid chunks on a double hook rig will result in action on the bottom.

Bigger fish: Farther offshore, experience the backbreaking pull of giant amberjacks. The presence of amberjacks has been impressive the past two weeks. The majority of big ones (40-plus pounds) are a good ways offshore, about 60 miles out.

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

Captain's Corner: Fishing action will pick up with warmer weather this week 02/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:12pm]
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