Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

Hot red snapper season nears end for charter fishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-hot-red-snapper-season-nears-end-for-charter-fishermen/2330582 Charter fishermen are rounding up a few more red snapper before our season ends Wednesday. Our federally permitted charter boats are categorized into a separate sector of recreational anglers. We are considered for-hire vessels....

Heat-tolerant redfish a good target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-heat-tolerant-redfish-a-good-target/2330537 Get out early to beat the heat. You only might be able to fish the flats first thing in the morning. The water temperature on the flats is 94 already. Once the water gets...

Redfish, trout, snook in locations you wouldn’t normally find them

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-redfish-trout-snook-in-locations-you-wouldnt-normally-find/2330499 Stable weather conditions are usually necessary for consistent fishing success. That certainly has not been the case lately. During the summer, higher tides have redfish, trout and snook in areas that are high and...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Visitors dodging afternoon thunderstorms in the Tampa Bay region found some good action at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers this past week.  Spanish mackerel that have been among the toughest fish to pattern all...

Going after mahimahi

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-mahimahi/2330232 The Boy Scout motto "Be Prepared" holds true for fishing any time of year, but especially now. One never knows what might show up when bottom fishing in 80- to 90-foot depths where we've...

Spawn over, tarpon focus on eating

With tarpon spawning season over, these big migratory fish will shift their focus from aggregating to feeding. This can be good news for anglers. Earlier in the season, the fish are in tight schools...

Mangrove snapper a favorite target in hot months

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mangrove-snapper-a-favorite-target-in-hot-months/2329831 July is here and the heat is in full force. That has not slowed the fishing as the bite is hot. One of my favorite fish to target this time of year is mangrove...

Tarpon still abundant, if you know where to look

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-still-abundant-if-you-know-where-to-look/2329785 For some, this year's tarpon season is winding down. For others, we're right in the thick of it. Sight casters' opportunities begin to diminish as we get deeper into the season. Many of the...

North Pinellas, Capt Stewart Ames

June fisnished strong with snook generally outnumbering redfish on most charters.  Setting up on time tested beach locations for snook was almost gauranteed to produce results if a little patience was employed. On some...

Pompano an easy and tasty target in summer

Pompano continue to be the easiest summer target. We have been catching more than 30 on almost every trip, a sign that the population is in great shape. Half are great keeper size, the...