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: Reefs offer plenty of options

What's hot: Artificial reefs inside the bay are beginning to produce sheepshead, snapper, flounder and other species. Locate sections with the most relief for the best results. Anchoring can be critical in order to position the boat so baits can be presented in the strike zone.

Tackle: Knocker rigs work well for reef fishing. They provide an excellent feel to detect delicate bites. Use just enough weight to reach the bottom and light leaders combined with a hook size to match the bait size. Tail-hooked shrimp is best for drawing the attention of every species on the reef. Pinching the tail off the shrimp allows its scent to be slowly released, drawing the fish in.

Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at [email protected] and (727) 510-1009.

Captain's Corner: Reefs offer plenty of options 12/21/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs-Bills: Tampa Bay's fatal habit of falling behind

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Okay, all you road scholars, why do the Bucs keep falling behind in games not played at Raymond James Stadium?

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) recovers a fumble during the first half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  2. Nicked-up Lightning vs. Penguins tonight

    Blogs

     

  3. What we've learned from the Bucs' and Bills' playoff droughts

    Bucs

    Is it possible for the Buccaneers and Bills to be any farther off the NFL's radar? You get the feeling schedule-makers didn't think twice about putting this one down for 1 p.m. Sunday — the let's-hope-no-one-notices time slot.

    [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. College football game-day guide, Week 8

    College

    Derwin vs. Lamar

    Florida State Seminoles defensive back Derwin James (3) breaks up the pass intended for Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Ahmmon Richards (82) in the third quarter of the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Miami Hurricanes beat the Florida State Seminoles 24-20.