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Captain's Corner: Kingfish crowd

What's hot: Kingfish action remains strong. Water temperatures are a mild 73 degrees. In 50 feet west of Clearwater, we found giant schools of Spanish sardines on the surface, letting us fill the live wells with ease. The smaller green and gold hook rigs were the most productive. We immediately deployed our lines and within seconds had multiple hookups from all sizes of kings. Sardines were tossed off the transom to keep the kings feeding with a fury.

Tip: Fish from 10-25 pounds went airborne chasing the live bait chum. An amazing aerial display of these giant mackerel could be seen for 100 yards. Truly kingfishing at its best. Our limit was met with ease and all anglers were overwhelmed by the aggressiveness of the feeding kings. Expect another great spring bite throughout May. Water temps are perfect — in the 70s about 10 miles and out.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit

Captain's Corner: Kingfish crowd 04/30/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:33pm]
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