Nice weather: Summer weather has finally been replaced by a steady flow of cool fronts. Plan your trips around each push of northern air, which creates strong winds and high seas. In good weather, anglers can capitalize on the migration of many fish working their way toward us from the upper gulf. Kings, Spanish mackerel, cobia, gag grouper and tarpon are among those that can be taken.
Big mack: Kingfish are showing up in many traditional spots inshore and offshore. Deepwater wrecks and springs can hold big kingfish.
Bottom fishing: Grouper fishing has been outstanding in depths of 40 to 50 feet. This past week we landed some hefty grouper, a few weighing up to 18 pounds. Live pinfish and grunts were the bait of choice. Our limit of two grouper per person was met with ease three trips in a row.
Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, jawstoo.com or (727) 439-2628.