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Captain's Corner: Flounder becomes a popular target

What's hot: Flounder have shown up in exceptional numbers, delighting many anglers. They have recently become common catches around docks and flat, sandy areas adjacent to oyster bars. Target them with live shrimp, fresh cutbait or a white plastic-tailed jig bounced across the bottom.

Low tides: Extreme low tides have been driven even lower by heavy northeasterly winds, leaving many areas of the bay with exposed dry ground. Fishing along the drop-off edges has been productive as the fish have had to evacuate the shallow flats and hold in these deeper zones. Concentrations of trout and redfish have been cooperative on live bait and artificial lures.

Hit the beach: Calming winds this weekend should allow for good fishing for Spanish mackerel and kingfish along our beaches. Both can be found near massive bait schools. Watch for diving birds or surface activity to locate feeding fish. Trolling spoons or live bait on the perimeter of the action will connect.

Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at captbrent@summervacationcharters.com or (727) 510-1009.

Captain's Corner: Flounder becomes a popular target 11/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 11:03pm]
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