What's hot: June can often be filled with multiple species to target. This week alone we targeted sailfish, kingfish, tuna, sharks, grouper, mahi, snapper and tarpon. This is definitely one of my favorite times of year to fish. Our biggest detour to offshore action has been the wind. Once the winds subsided, action was extreme the past few days.
Tip: The biggest reason for such an influx of fish is the presence of baitfish. Blue runners can be seen for miles on the surface in 40 to 60 feet. Not all schools of bait hold big fish, but a few will produce. Try each school for a few minutes and eventually you'll hit the jackpot. Large kingfish have been working these schools with a fury. Spanish sardines are also showing up in 60 feet of water. Mixed in with the sardines are Boston mackerel, an uncommon baitfish that can sometimes be found migrating with sardines. Be sure to save them in your livewell arsenal, since pelagic fish devour them.
Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.