Captain’s Report

Oct
07
SEPTEMBER 2019 FISHING REPORT

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JAWSTOO CAPTAIN DAVE MISTRETTA

WE ARE CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF BIZ AUG 3RD 2019


Here's one of the captains most recent columns from the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Jawstoo Pro Team has again been voted #1 charter boat again! IRB Indian Rocks Beach Florida


Only a matter of days before cooler air heads our way. Dropping temperatures will bring new migrations of fish. Kingfish are the most common game fish grasping anglers attention. There are a few other specialty fish that attracts fishermen as well. The gag grouper can often arrive about the same time as the kingfish. They will normally settle in shallower depths as water temps begin to cool.

Water temps need to drop below eighty degrees before th...


Jul
11
June and July 2019

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An extraordinary heat wave has had the fish acting flaky at times this past 2 weeks. Higher than normal air temperatures, means higher than normal water temperatures. Fish will often tend to lay low in the heat of the day. Shallower waters will heat up by 4 degrees by the end of the day, especially if the sun is out. We even find the fish taking a siesta during the heat of the day offshore, in deeper waters as well.

We noticed many of the groupers we caught recently have been spitting up small crustaceans, Many types of offshore reef and spider crabs. This is a tell tale sign that the groupers are feeding during the evening hours, when its not so hot. That's when the small crabs leave their ...


May
07
May 2019 Fishing Report


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We enter a transitional month for fishing. Migratory fish are moving in all directions throughout the gulf. We have kingfish settling in areas that have a consistent food source.

Tarpon already idling down the beaches beginning their annual pre spawn ritual. Red grouper are following in the spanish sardine schools, making their way towards our coastline.


Sharks invading many areas quite willing to bite your prized catch in half during battle. Giant goliath grouper are also making their annual appearance, taking residency for the summer on many wreck locations . The month of May always seems to be a month that anything is possible, since many species are on the move.


Water temperatures are teet...


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...


Feb
13
FEBRUARY 2019 FISHING REPORT



Bull shark & a Goliath Grouper the same time





wow are chartered battled endless amounts of amberjack and then end of the bite with a giant finale of a 350 next to a giant bull shark both came to surface same time and we got this great




Feb
01
JANUARY 2019 FISHING REPORT

JAWSTOO VOTED #1 CHARTER BOAT AGAIN!!!


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Captain Dave and son David with 2nd mate golden retriever J.J. accepting 2019 award


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JAWSTOO VOTED TOP CHARTER BOAT AGAIN!!
Jawstoo.ComReceives 2018 Best of Indian Rocks Beach Award Indian Rocks Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Jawstoo.Com has been selected for the 2018 Best of Indian Rocks Beach Award in the Fishing Charter category by the Indian Rocks Beach Award Program. Each year, the Indian Rocks Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business thro...

Dec
17
December Fishing Report

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This fishing report written by Captain Dave Mistretta Jawstoo. It was published in the Tampa Bay Times Outdoors section on December 17th 2018

We still have time to get some good fishing in before the year ends. Gag grouper have settled in our shallower depths. About 2 weeks ago, there were some nice fish landed in 30 feet of water. This week, anglers seem to be doing better 40 to 70 feet ofwater. This is attributed to the water temperatures dropping down to the 60s. Gag grouper can be pretty active during these cooler times. Both dead and live baits work.

Immediately after a cold front, the water is still dirty. The gag grouper use their nose to hunt as much as they do their eyes. This al...


Oct
19
Captain’s Corner: We need cooler water, and fast

Warm waters in the gulf remain a nuisance for anglers. We are ready for cooler temperatures. Normally, the high is 81 degrees at this time. Even with shorter days, revealing less hours of sunlight, it’s not the case. This is probably one of the worst things we can have occur during these nagging Red Tide conditions. Hopefully cooler weather will blanket the state soon, helping to straighten things out. We experienced a tainted exposure at the slip where we keep our charter boat.........

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Oct
01
OCTOBER FISHING REPORT FOR CAPTAIN DAVE MISTRETTA JAWSTOO FISHING CHARTERS IRB 3378

He has grown up fishing the waters of IRB for one half of a century. History in the makings!!!

Good things are starting to happen. The algae bloom has seemed to be stabilized, in many of our areas. From what I have recently witnessed, 3 to 18 miles west of Indian Rocks Beach remains effected. Along the beaches form Indian Rocks north, the coastline looks quite good , considering what has happened. Schools of juvenile bait fish hug the beaches, periodically getting ambushed by spanish mackerel, snook and even some tarpon. Once you travel past the tainted areas (about 20 miles out), the water becomes blue, full of life. This is a positive note for many anglers. I have witnessed this occurrence ...


Jul
09
July Fishing Report

Captain Dave Mistretta


Captain Tyler Copeland


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


JULY 7TH 2018


TAMPA BAY TIMES SPORTS SECTION CAPTAINS CORNER


VOTED TOP 10 IN THE NATION


Here is a short update regarding our 2018 Florida grouper/snapper season.


Winds and rain have


hampered our gameplan on a few occassions this past week.


When its windy and rainy, we are forced to stay closer to shore for safety reasons.


These trips within 30 miles have produced a few good sized gag groupers, giant mangrove snappers, a few big red snappers. Sharks and kingfish have also joined the party.


When weather allows, we have been able to get further than 40 miles out, producing some grea...