What's hot: This is the most transitional month of the year. Everything seems to be somewhat on schedule, so expect waves of migratory fish — red grouper, barracuda, kingfish, amberjack and sharks — to arrive daily. The water temperatures are in the magical 70s and, combined with one of the most extreme full moon phases of the year, have drawn many new species to our area.
Tips: Our largest trophy was a giant bull shark caught while on a major bite with amberjack. This aggressive fish swam directly up to the boat and demanded an offering. Bull sharks have more testosterone than most sharks, causing them to be quite aggressive. I have often seen them bite my boat in rage while teased with a fish. Out of all the sharks in the gulf, we treat these with the most caution.
Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.