Friday, March 24, 2017
West Central

West Central

West Central Florida Fishing Reports

Small lakes, ponds holding hungry gamefish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-small-lakes-ponds-holding-hungry-gamefish/2316599 Conditions are perfect for family fun. Small freshwater lakes and ponds are everywhere, and all have panfish and bass. Developments and golf courses are a good example. Summer weeds to foul hooks are absent,...

Try bottom fishing as water clears

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-try-bottom-fishing-as-water-clears/2316900 Cold blustery weather has hampered fishing this week. It will take few days for the water to clear due to the intense high winds. Anglers venturing out might want to try bottom fishing. If...

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames

Early March fishing picked up in a hurry.  Water temperatures soared to as high as a ridiculous 74 degrees and the fish responded.  Large seatrout remained an absolutely dependable catch with big limits being...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

As what is most likely this Spring's last serious cold front pushed out of the Tampa Bay Region, many pelagic & resident species continued to push into the Skyway Fishing Piers.  Even the high winds...

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames

Early March fishing picked up in a hurry.  Water temperatures soared to as high as a ridiculous 74 degrees and the fish responded.  Large seatrout remained an absolutely dependable catch with big limits being...

Neil Taylor, The Kayak Report

Posted 3.15.2017 It was an excellent couple of weeks of the West Central coast. Many people took advantage of the warming weather as the days get longer. And the results were excellent! Prior to the...

Neil Taylor, Upper Tampa Bay

Things are a changin’ The upper stretches of Tampa Bay has fish.   No doubt about it.   What things will be in the future with summer looming closer, we shall see but right now, it is...

Neil Taylor, Lower Tampa Bay

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com The South shore:  Sometimes I wish I just lived down that way.   My original fishing grounds 20 years ago, I still spend a lot of time along that bank of Tampa...

For inshore fishing, target redfish and speckled trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-for-inshore-fishing-target-redfish-and-speckled-trout/2316464 Redfish and speckled trout continue to be the top inshore species. Low tides in the morning have redfish holding on the edges of flats, waiting for the tide to flood. I'm starting a little...

It’s kingfish time, though it came early this year

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-kingfish-time-though-it-came-early-this-year/2316346 We like to say that March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) signifies the beginning of kingfish season. This winter has been unlike most because there has been enough kingfish to target on a daily basis....