Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

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...

Lower Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

Down south it is back to great opportunities again.   Several months of red tide made it a place to avoid.   That is long gone. Flounder?  Not yet.   But it has been so warm so early...

Skyway, Memorial Day Report

By Paul Bristow: Some windy & rainy weather blew through the Tampa Bay region this past week, but it left behind a series of absolutely beautiful days that will usher in the first holiday weekend of...

Tips for catching hard-to-track pompano

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tips-for-catching-hard-to-track-pompano/2328342 One of the more elusive game fish species in the Tampa Bay area is pompano. This tasty member of the jack family is abundant around beaches but difficult to keep track of. Pompano seldom...

North Pinellas, Capt Brian Caudill

12/5/2016 Cooler days and blue skies have changed things a bit for fishing in north Pinellas. Snook are definitely feeling the effects of colder nights and are seeking the warmer backcountry waters to stage for...

Spearfishing far better in crystal-clear bay than murky gulf

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-spearfishing-far-better-in-crystal-clear-bay-than-murky/2312169 The high seas last weekend played havoc on the bottom structure in the gulf. The strength of the surface waves stirred up the sand and debris on the sea floor, causing bad underwater visibility....

Tampa Bay Fly, Pat Damico 3/17/2016

Captain's Corner: Warming water brings snook back Pat Damico, Times Correspondent Monday, March 14, 2016 5:44pm  The local water temperature has finally hit my magic number, 65. At the beginning of each month I consult my fishing...

Head father offshore for amberjack

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-head-father-offshore-for-amberjack/2309584 With the closing of gag grouper season and the opening of amberjack season, offshore anglers have made a predictable shift farther offshore. With notable exceptions, amberjack are bigger in deeper water farther from land....

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

"The first day of summer."  You could have fooled me: It's felt like summer for a few weeks now.  I do appreciate with every day I live here that this area has the best...

North Pinellas, Capt Brian Caudill 4/22/2016

Dealin' with the Winds! Subscribe to Capt. Brian's Fishing Report 4/21/2016 Winds are finally subsiding this week. Although the winds have hampered fishing in many areas, adjusting to the elements is key to finding fish and staying...