Thursday, May 25, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

Bite is hot with a variety of species

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bite-is-hot-with-a-variety-of-species/2318999 Fishing is hot as it's ever been this spring, and several species are cooperating. The inshore bite has been on fire with high tides allowing redfish schools to migrate into the mangroves, eating all...

How to go after the largest trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-how-to-go-after-the-largest-trout/2309635 The largest trout are available now. The key is to find warmer, shallow water containing small baitfish. Current tides are perfect for this. A high incoming tide late in the afternoon will flood shallows...

Captain’s Corner: Big numbers for speckled trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-numbers-for-speckled-trout/2307456 Speckled trout, easily our most prolific species, are being caught in large numbers. In the right location, there are large fish. Trout to 26 inches have been caught with a lot of upper-slot fish...

Upper Tampa Bay, 12/15/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Cooler overnight temperatures have sent even more fish traveling the distance up the Bay.   But, action in the shallows has not been the best ticket.    Those...

In-shore spearfishermen find lots of sheepshead

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-in-shore-spearfishermen-find-lots-of-sheepshead/2305229 The offshore winds have been blowing most of the past week and a half, so boaters are staying close to shore. Spearfishermen who are staying in-shore are finding that the sheepshead are heavily populating...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 4/22/2016

Yet another week of 'tourism board' weather at the mouth of Tampa Bay made for several noteworthy bites at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Snook have become aggressive along the shallow approach sections of the piers. ...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 4/18/2016

Plunging toward the month of May, great opportunities in the northern extent of the Bay.    Redfish and trout will remain the best options.     The numbers of snook continue to remain poor and there is...

Neil Taylor, Upper Tampa Bay

Plunging toward the month of May, great opportunities in the northern extent of the Bay.    Redfish and trout will remain the best options.     The numbers of snook continue to remain poor and there is...

Captain’s Corner: It’s the best time for redfish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-the-best-time-for-redfish/2308808 We have hit the best months of the year to catch redfish. A challenging species on lures, redfish are eating almost everything they see right now. The live bait options are wide open. Any...

Cold makes fishing tougher, but not impossible

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-cold-makes-fishing-tougher-but-not-impossible/2311196 Frequent cold fronts can make shallow saltwater species very difficult this time of year. Windy overcast days and unreliable tides make it hard to establish a pattern. Don't spend a lot of time at...