Captain's Corner

Captains corner: Spanish mackerel hit-and-miss for now

Dave Zalewski

Dave Zalewski

Off and on: Trolling for Spanish mackerel the past 10 days has been either great or a waste of time. The schools appear to be in a migratory mode, present for one or two days. When they're here, there has been nonstop action when trolling No. 1 planers, 30 feet of mono­filament leader and a Nos. 0 or 1 gold spoon at 6 knots near any marker between Egmont Key and Nos. 5 and 6.

What's hot: Trolling for gag grouper on hard-bottom areas interspersed with ledges in 25-35 feet of water has been productive. They are catch-and-release now.

Dave Zalewski charters the Lucky Too out of Madeira Beach. Call (727) 397-8815.

Captains corner: Spanish mackerel hit-and-miss for now 03/12/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:48pm]

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