Friday, May 26, 2017

Sarasota, Captain Rick Grassett

  Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 5/13/2017 Tarpon time! Numbers of tarpon increased as we approached a full moon last week and fly anglers fishing with me, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

As the Silver Kings continued their annual invasion of the Tampa Bay Estuary this past week, the theme from JAWS could also be heard playing in the background at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers... ...

Nature Coast, William Toney

Winds, full moon and all the above has made me have to work for fish this week. Trout are scattered from the bars west of Fort Island Beach, south at Crawl Key in Chassahowitzka...

Indian River, Charlie Conner

Inshore: Things are beginning to calm down as summer arrives on the Treasure Coast.  Mornings have been beautiful with winds picking up in the afternoons.  Chances of afternoon rains will increase as the temperatures warm...

Nature Coast, William Toney

Winds, full moon and all the above has made me have to work for fish this week. Trout are scattered from the bars west of Fort Island Beach, south at Crawl Key in Chassahowitzka...

Get ready for a tarpon frenzy

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-get-ready-for-a-tarpon-frenzy/2323187 With our spring run of kingfish winding down, many will focus on the mighty silverking. The days surrounding Tuesday's full moon will likely jumpstart a tarpon frenzy that frankly doesn't need much help. There...

Flounder have returned to inshore locations

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-flounder-have-returned-to-inshore-locations/2323069 Flounder, after the winter months offshore, have returned to inshore locations. It will not be difficult to catch them for the next eight months. But flounder are frustrating. You are going to lose a...

Underwater visibility improving for spearfishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-underwater-visibility-improving-for-spearfishermen/2322955 Underwater visibility has been poor the past few weeks, but it is starting to improve. Spearfishermen must consider underwater visibility when choosing tactics and gear. Bad visibility can shut down spearing. We have to...

Focus on offshore fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-focus-on-offshore-fishing/2322794 Things are a little out of sorts for the annual spring migration of kingfish in our area. The migration was on track to be here a bit earlier than normal, but a late-season cold...

Deeper gulf waters outproducing shallow depths

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-deeper-gulf-waters-outproducing-shallow-depths/2322203 This spring brought many surprises the past two weeks for our clients. We were rewarded with giant red grouper, blackfin tuna and numerous kingfish. Some impressive sized lane snapper and sea bass were also...