Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gag season starts June 1

May 26, 2017   Suggested Tweet: Gag season starts 6/1 in Gulf federal & most state waters. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/19d7fba #Florida #fishing   Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters   Gag grouper will open for recreational...

Targeting Blackfin Tuna

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-targeting-blackfin-tuna/2324628 Blackfin tuna are pretty consistent in 80- to 200-foot depths. Concentrating on wrecks and springs is wise, but they aren't the only places to find them. On a recent trip to 130 feet, we...

Going After Red Grouper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-red-grouper/2324439 Keeper-size red grouper remain spotty, starting in 75- to 80-foot depths. Larger ones are turning up in the Middle Grounds. This past weekend some in the 15-18 pound range were speared. The largest red...

Mild water temperatures bringing plenty of surprises offshore

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mild-water-temperatures-bringing-plenty-of-surprises/2324141 May can be one of the best months to fish offshore. The water is still mild, allowing spring and early summer migrations to mix. We landing numerous kingfish during our past few trips, along...

Dirty water leads to offshore adventures

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-dirty-water-leads-to-offshore-adventures/2323780 Once the high winds died down and we were able to venture into the gulf, we encountered dirty water caused by the wave action and had to run at least 15 miles offshore to...

Gulf Cobia Workshop

CORRECTION: The minimum size limit for cobia is 33 inches fork length. This was listed incorrectly in the initial news release.    For immediate release: May 9, 2017 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweet: Give...

King Mackerel Management

May 8, 2017    Suggested Tweet: King #mackerel management changes effective 5/11. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1993db2 #fishing #Florida   King mackerel management changes effective May 11   Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will...

Underwater visibility improving for spearfishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-underwater-visibility-improving-for-spearfishermen/2322955 Underwater visibility has been poor the past few weeks, but it is starting to improve. Spearfishermen must consider underwater visibility when choosing tactics and gear. Bad visibility can shut down spearing. We have to...

Deeper gulf waters outproducing shallow depths

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-deeper-gulf-waters-outproducing-shallow-depths/2322203 This spring brought many surprises the past two weeks for our clients. We were rewarded with giant red grouper, blackfin tuna and numerous kingfish. Some impressive sized lane snapper and sea bass were also...

Red Snapper

May 4, 2017   Suggested Tweet: 2017 Gulf rec. red #snapper 78-day season opens weekends starting 5/6:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/19876de #Florida   2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6   The 78-day 2017 recreational red snapper season in...