Sunday, February 19, 2017

South Indian River

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Warm rivers holding plenty of targets for fly fishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-warm-rivers-holding-plenty-of-targets-for-fly-fishermen/2313204 Water temperatures in the 70s were a pleasant surprise during recent fly fishing river trips. Redfish, ladyfish, trout, snook, largemouth bass and a few baby tarpon were our reward for slow, deep presentations of...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

The busy season is upon us.  Fighting off back problems, the fishing has been good.  We have caught fish in locations I hadn’t really used in six years. Big trout are bountiful, if you...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

What’s going on in the upper stretch of Tampa Bay? A mild “winter” to this point, things are going to be a little more of a battle for a few days.   The great news for...

Lower Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

The red tide, long gone. The action:  Normalized. Action has held up great in the lower part of Tampa Bay.   Just that extra few miles south from so many areas that have a bigger “cold...

Trout fishing remains reliable

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-trout-fishing-remains-reliable/2313098 Trout fishing has been the most reliable target this last month. I have been targeting the larger "gator" trout in shallow water. The low tides have been occurring first thing in the morning. I...

Water temperatures confusing fish, anglers

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-water-temperatures-confusing-fish-anglers/2312988 Water temperatures have reached 70 degrees offshore, causing confusion for fish and fishermen alike. Before the recent cold front, we were catching many undersize kingfish (24-inch minimum fork length), with a few keepers mixed...

February is peak spawning month for sheepshead

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-february-is-peak-spawning-month-for-sheepshead/2312944 February is the peak spawning month for sheepshead in the Nature Coast area. For more than a month, the biggest fish have been moving from the bays, backwaters and bridge pilings to reefs and...

Nature Coast, Captain William T

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East Coast, John Kumiski

SuperBowl Sunday Fran and Christian Allen, fly fishers from Massachusetts, joined me for a cloudy half day on Mosquito Lagoon. We spooked all the fish off the first spot. We just could not see...