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Articles By Captain Sergio Atanes


FREE Family Fishing Day June 8th
FREE Family Fishing Day June 8th
Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:13AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Captain Sergio Atanes, and a staff of eight professional Tampa fishing guides, is hosting a fun-filled day... Read More


Take Some 'T' and 'M' This Month
Take Some 'T' and 'M' This Month
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:23AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

One of the first things I learned at an early age from my uncle Manuel was his techniques and his knowledge... Read More


April Beats To Different Drums
April Beats To Different Drums
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:12AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

April beats to several Drums, such as Redfish and Black Drum, which are both related and are a lot of fun... Read More


Kingfish Fever Time
Kingfish Fever Time
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:10PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Here we were under the south Skyway pier watching the sunrise and chumming the greenies and threadfins for... Read More


Shallow Water Gags
Shallow Water Gags
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:05AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

February is a good time for me to break the old habit of just fishing for Redfish, Trout and Sheepshead,... Read More


What Christmas Means To Me
What Christmas Means To Me
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:31PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Christmas has many meanings for each one of us—family time with our relatives, the kids are home from... Read More


Family Fun Fishing
Family Fun Fishing
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:59PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

There is nothing better than spending some quality time fishing with the kids or grandkids. November is just... Read More


Deep Jigging for Grouper and Red Snapper
Deep Jigging for Grouper and Red Snapper
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:09PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Deep jigging or vertical jigging is a fishing method that has been practiced around the world, but is just... Read More


August Isn't All That Bad
August Isn't All That Bad
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:18PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Fishing as many years as I have, I find August has always been the worst month for the fish to bite. The... Read More


Pompano Fishing Tampa Bay Style
Pompano Fishing Tampa Bay Style
Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:36AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) are a much overlooked fish, fun to catch and even better to eat—... Read More


April Madness
April Madness
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:07AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

At last, April is nearly upon us, and with it comes some of the best fishing Tampa Bay has to offer. Anglers... Read More


Black Drum Heavyweights of Tampa Bay
Black Drum Heavyweights of Tampa Bay
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:08AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

March starts the season for me, as Redfish are schooling around the mangrove islands, and Snook start their... Read More


Hot Water Fishing
Hot Water Fishing
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:25AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

The winds are blowing, tides are low, and the water is too cold for the fish to bite right now. Don’t... Read More


Winter Snook
Winter Snook
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:02AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

The old myth that Snook shut down during cold weather holds true when the water temperature drops down below... Read More


September 2009 Fishing Forecast
September 2009 Fishing Forecast
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:49AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Weather will be a big factor in September. Hurricanes and storms can affect fish movements and feeding habits.... Read More


Weedon Island-Hula Bay- Pinellas Point Report July 2009
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 9:37AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Unbearable heat and humidity have taken a toll on the fishermen and fish early July. Normal shallow water... Read More


Seeing Red
Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:30AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

This June morning was a special one: no charters, no camera man, just Tim Booth, owner of the Silver Ring... Read More


Captain Sergio's Forecast: - May 09 - Lower Tampa Bay
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:53AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

May is the season and the reason for many anglers to get out of bed before the crack of dawn. Tarpon is the... Read More


Landing That prize Catch: Fishing 101
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:03PM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Captain Sergio Atanes will share his skills with Bay Area anglers during another of the widely acclaimed... Read More


Captain Sergio's Forecast: January 09 - Lower Tampa Bay
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:24AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Look for large schools of Jacks in the Little Manatee River and around the power plants. Rivers act much... Read More