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Captain's Corner: Go for trout, also get pompano

Brent Gaskill

Brent Gaskill

What's hot: Trout has been consistent in southern Pinellas, especially on grass flats in 3-4 feet. Go to roll-off edges where shallow grass tapers off into deeper sand for slot-sized fish. Larger trout can be found shallower, hanging in scattered sandy potholes.

Tips: Pompano have been a welcomed bycatch. They often skip on the surface when spooked, giving away their location. Hop a jig along the bottom.

Tackle: Soft-body plastic jigs work for both with an eighth-ounce or quarter-ounce jig head.

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

Captain's Corner: Go for trout, also get pompano 03/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 8:04pm]
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