Recent weather has kept us sitting on the edge of the dock. Do we go or not? Frontal systems that can be tracked as they move across the gulf into our area are much easier to predict than weather cells that just blossom in place and grow in erratic shapes. Many times these cells can intensify quickly and become electrically charged making safety a top priority. Having a weather radar app on your phone is an important tool to stay tuned in and monitor such activity while on the water. When the weather allows, staying close is a good bet. Spanish mackerel have been active over natural limestone outcroppings and artificial reefs. These locations also offer light-duty bottom-fishing opportunities to connect with mangrove snapper and more.
Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at [email protected] and (727) 510-1009.