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: Fishing variety the key in hot summer months

Bottom fishing: Anglers should mix it up a bit during the heated summer months. Red grouper fishing is quite active in depths of 80 feet, but you have to pick through numerous short-sized grouper to be successful. Both drift and anchor fishing are working.

Different action: Trolling the wrecks for barracuda to start the day is a great choice. We have been landing some hefty kingfish around the same locations. Another fish we've been catching is the largest member of the grouper family, the goliath. This mammoth bottom-dweller possesses an endless appetite, owning all the local wrecks. Just about any fish hooked in the vicinity of a wreck can easily become prey. We've landed more than 50 of these beastly fish since the beginning of the year. Their average weight is 300 pounds. Our biggest to date is 600 pounds, caught last year at this time.

Further offshore: Our last voyage started out with hungry bonito screaming drags out in all directions. Within minutes, spinner sharks began to attack the hooked bonitos. We even witnessed sharks biting each other while fighting over bonito carcasses. All six anglers were hooked up for hours until their arms were tired. The spinners averaged 100 pounds and 6 feet in length, producing quite a battle.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach and can be reached at jawstoo@msn.com, jawstoo.com or (727) 439-2628.

Captain's Corner: Fishing variety the key in hot summer months 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Gators rally past Kentucky, streak hits 31

    Blogs

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second week in a row, Florida found itself storming the field in a game that came down to the last second. A 57-yard field-goal attempt by Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis came just a few feet short of making history and snapping a 30-year losing streak, as the No. 20 Gators escaped a …

    Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
  2. Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win

    Blogs

    A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season, as well as his …

  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Jake Odorizzi admitted he probably should have gone on the DL sooner than late July for the back stiffness that was keeping him from throwing the ball where he wanted to. He has since found an impressive groove, with another strong outing Saturday.

  4. Matt Baker's takeaways from Florida State-N.C. State

    College

    RB Cam Akers still looks like a former high school quarterback at times. His first two touches (30 yards) were special, but the freshman juked instead of powering ahead on his third (an unsuccessful third-and-1 rush). That's why the Seminoles are easing him in, as they did with Dalvin Cook three years ago.

    Running back Cam Akers carries for a first down during the third quarter as FSU eases the freshman into the college game.
  5. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.