Captain’s Report

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.


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 teetering at the mid seventy mark on the surface. If you have read my fishing reports in the past, you'll notice that I am always thrilled to announce water temperatures are in the seventies. It truly is a magical time to go fishing. Anything is possible. Offshore, you could hook a blackfin tuna, shark, kingfish or even a goliath grouper, all in the same day. Migratory fish are hungry, constantly traveling from one food source to the other during their journey . It's the perfect situation for anglers hunting for an action packed day.


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.


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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Dec
17
December Fishing Report

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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 enough times in the past 50 years to know, natu...


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 great snapper action. Here's a few epic ...


Jun
01
TAMPA Bay Times Fishing report for Captain Dave Mistretta June 1st 2018

This is the month many anglers have been waiting for. A unique trio of bottom fish can be taken starting June 1st. Gag grouper, red grouper and American red snapper can all be harvested. Charter boats like myself will have 51 days to take clients out to capture this delicious trio of fish. After July 21st, boats for hire will not be able to harvest red snapper. Although, red and gag grouper will still be available.They all seem to congregate on many of the same rocky areas in the gulf. So far this year, red groupers has been somewhat available in the deeper waters of the gulf. Scattered reports have come in from 95 feet of water and deeper. It's been a one of the slowest yearsin many for red grouper so far. Now that American red snapper ...