Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Captain's Corner

Captain's Corner: Preparing for fall

What's hot: As summer draws to an end and the days become shorter, anticipation of fall fishing heightens. Water temperatures are slowly falling and redfish are schooling around oyster bars, docks and mangrove shorelines and cruising fertile flats in search of an easy meal. Use a stealthy approach when working wary schools of redfish.

Tactics: Set up on a flat that has good moving water and abundant life. Next look for big pushes of water, baitfish showering, or birds diving. Once you locate one or all of these signs, a trolling motor comes in handy. Go to an area where the school is heading and cast ahead of the lead fish. Another good technique for a moving school: anchor and start live chumming. This will entice the school to stay in one area, and will attract other fish to that area to feed.

Tackle: When fishing live bait, all that is needed is a float, a 2- to 3-foot section of 20-pound test leader, and a 1/0 circle hook. The depth of the float will vary depending on water depth and the current's speed. Any artificial bait, such as a light jig or the classic gold spoon, that resembles a shrimp or small baitfish, will also work.

Seth Leto charters out of Tarpon Springs and can be reached at capt.seth@yahoo.com and (727) 385-0382.

Captain's Corner: Preparing for fall 09/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Ryan Callahan encouraged by his return

    Blogs

    Captain Steven Stamkos wasn't the only key Lightning player to make a triumphant return Friday night against Nashville.

  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb hates to hear how he "battled through" or "grinded out" a start rather than just dominated, but that's kind of what he did Friday, allowing nine hits and a walk and being charged with two wild pitches but only three runs in earning his 12th win.

  3. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  4. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.
  5. Ww's Odessabeach makes run at Husker Magic stakes final

    Parimutuels

    ST. PETERSBURG — When Hurricane Irma blew through Florida earlier this month, Ww's Odessabeach remained in her comfort zone.