Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fishing conditions change with heavy rains

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fishing-conditions-change-with-heavy-rains/2326264 Monsoonal rains will bring a change to our local fishing scene. The drought we've been in is unusual this time of year. Freshwater helps to keep the shallows cool and fish active, and will...

Mangrove, yellowtail, lane are new snapper targets

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mangrove-yellowtail-lane-are-new-snapper-targets/2326154 With the closing of red snapper season Saturday, mangrove, yellowtail and lane snappers are the new target species. But red snapper are still covering most of the offshore ledges and wrecks, so targeting the...

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames

Snook and big redfish dominated May fishing.  Both proved to be fairly dependable catches over the last few weeks.  Redfish did, at times, prove challenging to find on the weaker tide phases but when...

Sarasota, Rick Grassett

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 6/4/2017 Anglers fishing with me, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had some action with tarpon in the coastal gulf in Sarasota during the past...

Mosquito Lagoon: John Kumiski

June Bug Orlando Fishing Report During my morning trips to the petrol station the June bugs have been thick. So we have a June bug Orlando fishing report, covering the Mosquito Lagoon and St. Johns...

Red snapper-gag grouper season starts Thursday (June 1)

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-red-snapper-gag-grouper-season-starts-thursday-june-1/2325805 Anglers are excited about red snapper and gag grouper season, which starts today. Numerous clients are traveling from around the country to get in on the action. We have trips planned this month to...

Baitfish may be luring unusually large mangos into bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-baitfish-may-be-luring-unusually-large-mangos-into-bay/2325663 My best success recently has come from working a little farther up the bay. The bait has been more plentiful, and where there are baitfish, there will be predator fish following them. On Sunday,...

Get ready to catch some tasty Gag Grouper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-get-ready-to-catch-some-tasty-gag-grouper/2325530 Gag grouper are perhaps the best tasting fish that we catch in the Gulf of Mexico around the Tampa Bay area. The season will reopen Thursday. Gag grouper can be caught using a variety...

Kingfish still around late in the season

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-still-around-late-in-the-season/2325443 Hopefully the windy days and rough seas are behind us for a long time. Kingfish are usually pretty much gone by this time, but this year might be the exception. We've been able to...

Fly fishing on Florida’s west coast

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fly-fishing-on-floridas-west-coast/2325386 Minimum wind and cloudless skies elevate a fly fisher's chance for a good fishing day on our west coast. The wind makes casting more difficult, unless you're experienced. Clouds interfere with sight-casting opportunities because...