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: Trout, tarpon are active target species

Jim Huddleston

Jim Huddleston

What's hot: Many game fish are holding along the beaches in north Pinellas County. The larger speckled trout are on points and rocky outcroppings such as jetties that have good moving water. The fastest part of the tide is producing multiple hookups. The key is to use a heavy split shot a couple of feet up the line so the offering is presented near the bottom. Sardines and small pinfish hooked through the nose work best.

Tarpon: These fish are along the beaches, and they can be caught by shore anglers and boaters alike. Tarpon work the swash channels just beyond the first sandbar. The most productive method for catching these fish is anchoring along the drop-offs and placing a few baits out that cover different parts of the water column. Mullet and threadfin herring work best.

Jim Huddleston charters out of Tampa, Palm Harbor and Clearwater and can be reached at (727) 439-9017 and at

Captains corner: Trout, tarpon are active target species 05/02/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:48pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs-Vikings: What if O.J. Howard and Dalvin Cook had both been taken?


    So what if the Bucs had taken neither O.J. Howard nor Dalvin Cook with the 19th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?

  2. Wish the Bucs had taken Dalvin Cook? Read this


    It will happen sometime Sunday afternoon.

  3. Bucs-Vikings: What could make Tampa Bay's defense elite again


    TAMPA — The last time the Bucs had a top-five defense also happens to be when they last appeared in the postseason.

    Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) celebrates after recovering a fumble by Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. Steven Stamkos making exhibition debut for Lightning


    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is curious how he'll feel - and play - in tonight's exhibition game against Nashville.

    Steven Stamkos takes a knee while huddling up with the team on the ice during training camp in Brandon last week.
  5. Quick snaps: Florida's streak, FSU's true freshman QB and UCF's prolific offense



     Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain shakes hands with Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops at the end of the game between the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Kentucky 45-7.