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Captain's Corner: Get ready for fall's cold, windy weather

Windy weather: Fall brings us the first temperature relief of the season. Unfortunately, along with the cooler weather comes the wind. Strong cold fronts, and late season tropical entities, can whip Tampa Bay into real mess for days on end. Today is no exception. On really windy days, it is a great time to service equipment. Even hard-core weekend warriors will be frustrated by fishing during gales.

Tip: When it is really nasty weather wise, stay home or do something other than fishing. A rotten experience on the water is dangerous and can ruin the joy of fishing forever. A review of the forecast is always a good idea. Most good fishermen are at least hobby meteorologists.

Seasonal tip: After huge weather changes this time of year, fish and bait will be on the move. Do not expect the fish to be at the same place where you caught them last week. It is terribly frustrating when the whole fishing situation is turned upside down by drastic weather and seasonal changes. Anglers must adapt to the times and act accordingly.

Bites: When things settle down around here, mackerel and kingfish should be available. The magic water temperature for these toothy pelagic fish is 72 degrees. Nice kings and tournament winning fish have been caught well inside Tampa Bay. Huge kings have historically been caught far inside the Sunshine Skyway.

Captain Dave Walker charters out of Tampa and can be reached at (813) 310-6531 or at www.snookfish.com

Captain's Corner: Get ready for fall's cold, windy weather 10/18/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:59pm]
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