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Captain's Corner: Large migration of baitfish attracting great catches

Record-sized catches of king mackerel have migrated our way in the past week. The kings have arrived just in time for recent tournaments. Anglers in all depths have been landing larger-than-normal kingfish. A large migration of bait heading east from the gulf is the reason for these great catches. We also have landed some nice blackfin tuna lately. These tough fighters are always a bonus for anglers. Most of the tuna is coming from 100 feet of water. A few have been caught in shallower depths, around 40 feet. The blackfins' migration is also occurring due to a massive influx of baitfish. We have also started to catch a few more red grouper in the past week. As May matures, expect more grouper to move our way also. Their arrival is also related to spring migrations of baitfish. Spring is truly our favorite time to fish because you never know what is going to bite your hook.

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

Captain's Corner: Large migration of baitfish attracting great catches 04/30/16 [Last modified: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:54pm]
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