The howling wind of the past few days is keeping most anglers in port. What's hot: Mackerel, trout, cobia, and recently snapper have been cooperative lately. After things settle down for a few days, fishing should get back to normal and these species should be active again. Cobia seem to be more numerous this season. They are cruising around range markers, strolling along with big stingrays, or just swimming on the surface by themselves. These powerful fish go ballistic after capture, so use caution with a freshly caught cobia. Spotted sea trout are on the deep grass beds, as well as an occasional mackerel. What's n ot: The weather has been very unfriendly for any outdoor activity, much less fishing. Tip: Days like these past few are great for catching up on servicing reels or other equipment. When the weather breaks, you will be ready for action. Dave Walker charters out of Tampa. Call (813) 310-6531, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit snookfish.com.