Friday, June 23, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

Best time of year for early rising fly fishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-best-time-of-year-for-early-rising-fly-fishermen/2327296 If you're an early riser and love to fly fish, this time of year is made for you. Pods of snook are within a few feet of the sand in the trough along our...

A bad time for trolling

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-a-bad-time-for-trolling/2327044 With a choice among trolling and bottom fishing, bottom fishing only or trolling only, most anglers like to do some trolling on high-profile structures such as artificial reefs and wrecks on the way to...

Tarpon are there for taking, if you know where to look

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-are-there-for-taking-if-you-know-where-to-look/2326927 Tarpon season is in full swing, and the general report has been either really good or really bad, depending whom you ask. This is all about spot selection. Many areas that historically have been...

Fishing for tarpon at night

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fishing-for-tarpon-at-night/2326677 Seeing a 150-pound, head-shaking, chrome-plated, twisting hunk of "steel" coming out of the water is awesome. Few moments are more spectacular than nighttime tarpon fishing by the light of the moon. On full moon...

The Skyway Report, 6/10/2017

By Paul Bristow The Tampa Bay Region had been as dry as a bone in 2017, but the torrential rains of the past week have certainly helped to remedy at least some of the drought...

Pompano have arrived, bringing fight and great eating

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-pompano-have-arrived-bringing-fight-and-great-eating/2326545 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:44pm What's hot: Pompano have hit full force in Tampa Bay.  An annual phenomena, we will catch pompano at will for the next four months.    ...

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...

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...