Saturday, April 21, 2018
Outdoors

Captain's Corner: Savoring the 70s

Water temperatures remain the dictating factor for coastline activity. Kingfish are the hot topic. The past few days have produced endless action at many locations. Reports of numerous fish of more than 30 pounds are common. Abundant bait has been key for luring mackerel. If there's a constant food source available, predator fish will sniff it out. Many schools of threadfin herring have been the target lately. All depths have been active, but 50 feet of water and closer to shore are the most productive depths. Water temperatures have risen to the 70s. It doesn't matter what the calendar reads, since many fish migrate in the gulf according to water temperature. The upcoming cold front will hinder action. Some kingfish might stay, but don't be surprised if action at many locations comes to a halt.

Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.

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