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Captain's Corner: Great inshore conditions

Cool change: After the giant blast of cold air blanketed the state, things are about to get interesting. A major drop in water temperatures will dictate most of the changes. Inshore fishing will be perfect.

Great fishing: Gag grouper will be accessible in shallower depths. The 30-foot depths will be the big producers. Migrations of bigger fish will congregate over small ledges and undercuts. It's common to limit out on one stop a few days after a big wind. It's like shuffling a deck of cards: Fish are moved all over the place. We look for them, and they look for another food source. It's a winning situation for anglers.

Big kings: King fishing will peak after things clear up. Water temps will stabilize in the lower 70s, luring in a major part of the migration. Expect all depths to be big producers for the big tournament Saturday.

Brown bombers: Cobia are also migrating south. Don't be surprised if a big one curiously swims up to your boat. All the wrecks will be a great spot for cobia. Toss a free-lined live bait in front of their path. A live pinfish, tail-hooked so you can keep the line tight, thrashing at the surface is a great method.

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: Great inshore conditions 11/08/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 8, 2010 10:52pm]
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