St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Daily fishing report

By DAVE MISTRETTA
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 14, 2002

April has brought an endless bounty of fish to our area. Amberjack, Spanish mackerel, kingfish, blackfin tuna, cobia, barracuda, goliath grouper, bonito and giant jack crevalle were available during recent offshore trips.

Spring sailfish also are starting to trickle in directly behind all the flying fish that have migrated our way from the deep gulf.

Inshore waters are producing huge redfish, gator trout, cobia, kings and Spanish macks. Redington Pier anglers were pleasantly surprised when their outlines enticed a few early season tarpon to strike.

Schools of threadfin herring are blanketing the beaches providing a great food source. All this action will increase as the month progresses.

Water temperatures in the 70s have done it again for all anglers. Charter boat captains look like heros to their clients since they can't make a wrong move.

This is the time for all frustrated novice anglers to give this great sport another shot no matter how many times they have come home empty-handed. A guaranteed hookup is inevitable during these magical times.

The bottom line is you just don't know what you are going to catch during this month, you just know you will catch!

-- Dave Mistretta captains the Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 595-3276, or e-mail sales@jawstoo.com.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

The Masters
  • Tiger roars, soars to top
  • Palmer's finale at the Masters
  • TV coverage will be complete, early today

  • College football
  • Pierson puts on a USF spring show

  • Outdoors
  • A Frenchman's reel makes U.S. history
  • Daily fishing report

  • NFL
  • Drafting QBs early has been risky proposition
  • NFL Draft

  • Motorsports
  • Give drivers a brake at this bullring
  • 5 drivers to watch
  • Waltrip's truck gets tired before he does

  • Et cetera
  • Highs and Lows

  • Letters
  • Rays favor the wealthy with seating changes

  • Baseball
  • Indians win without lost stars

  • Tennis
  • It's Venus and Henin in the final

  • NHL
  • More cash wasted in nation's capital

  • Preps
  • Mustangs cruise behind big inning
  • Crusaders' mistakes prove costly
  • Two days, two runs, Cougars win
  • Boys and girls tennis tournament breakdowns
  • Green Devils rely on pleasant surprise
  • Wildcats tough, top to bottom
  • Hittel hits, pitches Rams to win

  • Rays
  • Rays' malaise worsens with defeat
  • Rays extra
  • McRae: Lack of complete games is not a concern
  • Rays tales
  • McRae: Best way to learn is by winning

  • Bucs
  • No early picks give Bucs different feeling
  • Height becomes latest team fashion statement

  • Lightning
  • Feaster set to make his move


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts