Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor Strikethreekayakfishing.com Finally some winter weather:  The fish will be starved for food, coming out from the creeks and rivers to find more to eat.   Redfish and speckled trout will be excellent lasting for...

February 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

February 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: Good weather has to be around the corner.  Our kayak fishing friends to the north are thawing out, literally after snow and ice...

Good time to get in on a variety of fun

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-good-time-to-get-in-on-a-variety-of-fun/2310919 In what I would call "action trips,'' it's pretty easy to get in on a wide variety of fun now. Sheepshead, trout, jacks, ladyfish, drum, redfish, silver trout, whiting and more pompano than usual...

Bad weather brings fishing pluses, minuses

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bad-weather-brings-fishing-pluses-minuses/2310594 Extremely foul weather can be both bad and good for offshore bottom fishermen. Obviously you do not want to head out in the 10- to 12-foot seas that occurred Sunday. The upside is that...

For success, learn fish habits in your usual spots

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-for-success-learn-fish-habits-in-your-usual-spots/2310425 All Tampa Bay waterways are not equal. There are many variations. When reports circulate of a specific species being active, it doesn't mean it is abundant or cooperative everywhere. Focusing on the region you...

Clear waters make it easy to spot fish, but they spot you, too

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-clear-waters-make-it-easy-to-spot-fish-but-they-spot-you/2310240 Bluebird skies and high pressure have made it harder to get a strong bite the past few days. Clear and calm waters make it easier to spot fish, but they can see and feel...

The Kayak Report, 1/15/2017

Posted 1.15.17 Is the water cold? That is something that remains debatable to local anglers. We all have different tolerances to the cold. I personally haven't had any problem getting out of the kayak and into...

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....

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames 1/11/2017

Continued high water temperatures extended fall fishing through the month of December. The plan for most guides in Northern Pinellas County at this time of year is the following: Plan A - Target the...

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...