Make us your home page

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

Captains corner: Redfish milling around mullet schools

Bait: The flats are loaded with pinfish and whitebait. The pinfish are the right size for redfish, and the whitebait is a mixed bag, anything from fry-size to medium. The small to medium baits tend to work best.

What's hot: During early morning or late evening or during high water, redfish have been a consistent bite this week. Cutbait (pinfish, whitebait and ladyfish) has been producing. Fish the mullet schools; it's a waiting game, but the reward is awesome. The tighter the mullet school the better the odds that redfish are present.

What else: Snapper are hanging on any deep ledge or drop-off near the flats. Bridges and docks at the mouth of a deep-water canal are prime locations. Snook are biting well on mangrove points. The best spots have deep water and good tide flow.

Tim Whitfield can be reached at (813) 714-0889 or

Captains corner: Redfish milling around mullet schools 10/10/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs could run into their nemesis


    Greg Auman finishes wrapping up the Bucs' win against the Chicago Bears and looks ahead to Sunday's game at Minnesota, where Tampa Bay could run into nemesis Case Keenum, in our latest Cannon Fodder …

    Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17) during a 2016 game. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  2. Strange case: Bucs could face nemesis Case Keenum again


    Who, you might wonder, will be the first NFL quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three times?

    Case Keenum of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass in the first half Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. [Getty Images]
  3. USF men's basketball gets off lightly with NCAA


    Former USF men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua, center, with former assistants Oliver Antigua, left, and Rod Strickland during a game at the Sun Dome on Nov. 9, 2015. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  4. Adam Foote, left, said there have been a few eye-opening moments in his first NHL training camp, but is feeling more comfortable every day.
  5. Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes


    LAKE BUENA VISTA - The schedule says Week 4, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes.

    The Miami Hurricanes suit up for practice Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex