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Captains corner: If it swims, it's eating well right now

Brent Gaskill

Brent Gaskill

What's hot: Inshore to offshore, every species that swims in our waters is available right now. Migratory fish that pass through our region are here taking advantage of our abundant bait resources. Resident fish are feeding heavily and moving to deeper winter haunts in preparation for colder times ahead.

Offshore: Kingfish are the headliners right now. Natural hard-bottom areas from right off the swim buoys out to 5 miles have produced most of the larger fish. Large numbers of smaller fish can be found from 5 to 20 miles out. Artificial reefs, wrecks, and the navigational aids lining the shipping channel are all holding fish. Spanish mackerel, cobia, and more can be found at the same locations.

Inshore: Trout, redfish and snook are the top targets. All three can be found in the same locations or in close proximity to each other. Check oyster bars and mangrove shorelines on higher tides and drop-off edges on lower tides. Fish are staging in areas with this type of terrain just outside residential canals and deeper backwater creeks and rivers where they will begin to seek refuge during passing cold fronts.

Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at [email protected] and (727)510-1009.

Captains corner: If it swims, it's eating well right now 11/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:02pm]
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