Captain’s Report

Apr
25
TAMPA BAY TIMES SPORTS SECTION CAPTAINS CORNER for April 1st 2018

Captain Dave Mistretta

JAWSTOO PRO TEAM JAWSTOO Fishing Charter a IRB Indian Rocks Beach Florida 3378

April 1st 2018

TAMPA BAY TIMES SPORTS SECTION CAPTAINS CORNER

VOTED TOP 10 IN THE NATION

Spring is here!!!!!

Wind has been unruly, but the cold air is not as intense. This allows the transformation for our seasonal change. As water temps creep up into the seventies, the fishing will improve. This is typical spring conditions for this time of year.
Kingfish seem to the big topic for local anglers, since numerous tournaments begin their annual schedule. Timing for these tournaments is unpredictable. It comes down to which week will have the least amount of cold fronts. Normally, April is a pretty safe month to predict a successful kingfish catch. Always take note, water temps dictate their migrations. Temps are in the seventies is ideal.


Cobia are due to appear to our area. They seem to arrive right as the water temps rise from the sixties. March or early April can produce some giant fish. Some of our largest cobia have been caught during the spring. They often swim up to your boat while your bottom fishing, eager to grab a bait. They are truly the most curious fish we target. This makes the task of a hook up quite easy at times. Cobia are quite curious, willing to grab a bait presented in their path.


If you find that one is picky, try using a Rubber eel type bait that wiggles like a worm. The movement makes them go crazy.