Kingfish hitting our area in droves


Kingfishing has been outstanding for the past several days. Calm seas, perfect water temperatures and a large migration of kings has made the fishing quite eventful. Numerous days, we caught our limit in a fashion that king fishermen dream of. We had multiple hookups many days, sometimes six on at once. This can be an epic occasion if you can keep all the lines untangled and land all six. These mackerel can move at 30 mph plus and weigh more than 40 pounds. This week, expect a few curveballs to be thrown by the weather. Periodic high winds are forecast. Time your outing for the pleasant days when seas are calm. The kingfish migration will come and go into May. One thing for sure is that many anglers will remember last week as one of the best weeks to be a king fisherman in Pinellas County. Water temps are teetering in the lower 70s, which is ideal for these giant macks. Watch the forecast before leaving port, but expect plenty of the same action in the days to come.

Dave Mistretta captains Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit