Captain’s Report

Mar
18
FISHING REPORT FOR CAPTAIN DAVE MISTRETTA PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES BAY TIMES MARCH 18TH 20219

VOTED TOP 10 SPORTS INDIAN ROCKS BEACH FISHING CHARTERS IRB FLORIDA 33785

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Captain's Corner

Fishing has been exceptional for the past week. We targeted kingfish for most of the week, with success. The fish were ranging from 6 to 30 pounds. They were congregated in large schools, and we found them in 30 to 70 feet of water.

It was easy to get them to bite.

Kings have been migrating for hundreds of miles, so their appe tites are large. For bait, we used mostly threadfin herring and cigar minnows. They were accessible by drifting a mile or so outside the pass, over the sandy bottom.

We used gold-hook bait

rigs to load the wells. We also got a few fish on blue runners. Bonuses to the king action were barracuda and cobia. These results will only improve after each weather system goes by.

Dave Mistretta captains Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.

For today's tides, see the weather package on 8C.