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

Captains corner: Wind forces slight change of tactics, equipment

What's hot: The wind velocity has been higher recently, making time on the water dangerous, difficult or just miserable. The tropical entity to the east will churn local waters for the next few days. Fishing had been really good up to now. After a few days, the bay will settle and anglers should be able to score good catches.

Tip: If you must fish in the wind, use a section of chain on the anchor line. Some consider chain a noisy hassle, but on a breezy day, it is a friend. A 3-foot chain above the anchor will aid its effectiveness regardless of the anchor type. Even automated pole-style anchors struggle on windy days.

Tactics: When fishing on less-than-perfect days, hold the rod tip low to the water to help prevent a big bunch of slack line that often occurs.

Timing: This is one of the best times of the year for fishing in our area. The season just happens to coincide with more tolerable air temperatures. But check the marine forecast before going out to prevent a lot of grief and even some horror stories.

Dave Walker charters out of Tampa. Call (813) 310-6531, email captdavewalker@verizon.net or visit snookfish.com.

Captains corner: Wind forces slight change of tactics, equipment

10/25/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. USA Today sees Bucs as 10-6 wild card team in 2017

    Blogs

    Another day, another national outlet making NFL predictions, and this one is promising for Tampa Bay fans, as USA Today's Nate Davis has the Bucs going 10-6 and making the …

    Bucs DT Gerald McCoy tries to bring down Giants QB Eli Manning in a 2015 game. Tampa Bay and New York are both picked to finish 10-6 in USA Today's preseason predictions, both making the playoffs as wild cards.
  2. For starters: Rays vs. Orioles, seeking to halt a skid

    Blogs

    After being swept by the Rangers, and losing four straight, the Rays are looking to get back on track tonight against the Orioles, and they have LHP Blake Snell on the mound.

     Blake Snell will be on the mound tonight.
  3. Ever since the Bucs made Gerald McCoy the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, he has struggled to overcome the shadow cast by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Warren Sapp.
  4. HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50

    Footballpreps

    Bulldog QB Charles Harrison III, (12) during the fourth quarter of the Zephyrhills at Nature Coast High School football game on Friday, 11/11/16.
  5. Lake Tarpon bass tournament still going strong after nearly 40 years (w/video)

    Outdoors

    Matt Smith, left, and Gary Muchler, work to bring a large mouth bass into Smith's bass boat with only minutes to spare while fishing off Dolly Bay in Lake Tarpon during the Lake Tarpon Tuesday Night Bass Fishing Tournament on Tuesday (7/18/17). The fish sealed second place for the duo.