Monday, July 24, 2017

Another Passing: Captain Doug Hemmer

Found dead, 5/27/2016 Doug was a longtime friend of Captain Mel Berman. Captain Doug Hemmer is a regular on Fox 13's Fish and Chips segment, as well as, a St. Petersburg Times fishing correspondent. He...

The Fishing Kayak

By Neil Taylor Capmel.com and owner of Strikethreekayakfishing.com Those plastic boats people used to make fun of are not what you may be thinking of when you hear the word K A Y A K.    ...

Getting Better with Lures

Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing "The whole picture": Being better at using lures There are some very simple guidelines to become more proficient with using lures successfully.    “Kayak Fishing Skool” themes are almost entirely in...

Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors Editor dies

http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/times-outdoors-editor-terry-tomalin-dies-after-heart-attack/2278148 My editor at the Times:   My condolences are with the Tomalin family Neil Taylor, capmel.com

The 2016 Captain Mel Classic Sponsors

Tournament Sponsors The 2016 event is now in the books. We always want to take time to thank our sponsors and remind everyone all year long what they do for us for this one day every...

Lionfish Removal, May 2016

For immediate release: May 17, 2016 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweet: Wow! 8,089 lionfish taken off #Pensacola for #Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/149c8b1 Facebook: Facebook.com/lionfishreefrangers Website: Reefrangers.com and MyFWC.com/Lionfish Photos: Flickr: http://bit.ly/1R6yurs   A whopping 8,089...

FWC Enforcement Reports 5/17/2016

Patrol, Protect, Preserve NORTHWEST REGION CASES GULF COUNTY While checking a vessel on the Apalachicola River with three occupants for fishing licenses and compliance, Officer McMillion observed four catfish underneath the passenger’s feet. Right behind him at the...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 5/15/2016

Things are heating up.  The fishing was already HOT but air temperatures will be next.   Some days it's already feeling like "summer" by 8:30 AM.     The inshore flats are loaded with a variety of baitfish...

The 2016 Classic Stories

A day of frustration for many, we still had some great results in the 2016 Captain Mel Classic.    A lot of people were shut down.   A front the cause?    Not sure.   I had a...

2016 Captain Mel Classic Results

Ladies: Combined Inches Holly Rufo 43.6 Redfish Holly Rufo  27.1 Trout 1.  Holly Rufo   16.5 2.   Katrina McIntire   16.25 3.  Kim Deren    15.9 Junior Trout 1.  Shawn Blanton  15.9 Inches 2. Samantha Horne  13.5 Inches Fly Combined Inches 1. Fred McClendon   42 Redfish 1. Andrew Buda   25.2 2.  Fred McClendon  24.25 Trout 1.   Fred...