Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

Posted 7.1.2017 Baitfish are still around in huge schools, but a lot of inch to inch and a half long sardines.   Blue crabs which had been missing for some time are now being seen regularly...

July 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

July 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: Heat, humidity and humongous fish:  July has the goods.    The kayak angler will tell you that they are in love with and hate...

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...

It’s Pompano Time

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-larger-pompano-abundant-in-gulf/2328435 Pompano are red hot. We had trips on which 27 and 18 were caught in a fairly short period. They were running kind of small this year until the past few days, with bigger...

The Kayak Report

It is into middle of June:  Will we be getting tropical weather?   There are two systems out there to watch, very least we should see a lot of rain either way.  We have had...

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.    ...

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...

June 2017: Kayak Fishing Forecast

June 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The beginning of hurricane season, the beginning of "summer" and the long stretch of HEAT for anglers all over the state, June will...

The Kayak Report

Posted 6.1.17 The transition to summer is complete.    Memorial Day is the usual unofficial “start of summer” and it probably came just a few days before that.   Into the long haul of summertime, the depressing...

Tarpon are easy to find as they migrate south

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-are-easy-to-find-as-they-migrate-south/2324914 It's tarpon season in the North Pinellas and Pasco area. This area lacks the huge numbers of some of the bigger, more famous Florida estuaries, but there is very good fishing here. The fish...