Friday, June 23, 2017

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...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor, Kayak Fishing Report A quick update on the fishing by kayak around Tampa Bay:  Like the weather, the fishing is HOT (but only if you are in the right places).   Honestly,...

Flounder have returned to inshore locations

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-flounder-have-returned-to-inshore-locations/2323069 Flounder, after the winter months offshore, have returned to inshore locations. It will not be difficult to catch them for the next eight months. But flounder are frustrating. You are going to lose a...

May 2017: Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

May 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The word is out:  Fishing all over the great state of Florida is exceptionally good.    Will the heat of summer come early for...

Neil Taylor: The Kayak Report

The month of the Captain Mel Classic:  Now in the books, the seventh annual event was another great success with many fun stories and a whole lot of great things for the community.   Charity...

Conditions right to catch variety of species

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-conditions-right-to-catch-variety-of-species/2321339 Fast-action variety trips are the norm. It is not unusual to catch trout, flounder, grouper, ladyfish, jacks, bluefish, mackerel and some other species on a single trip. This is possibly the easiest time of...

The Kayak Report

The great fishing of spring has been here for a while.   The wintertime fishing was OK but I just felt that things were going to explode and have things be a lot better than...

Permit an elusive, rewarding target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-permit-an-elusive-rewarding-target/2319967 The spring migration of many species is under way in the North Suncoast area. A lesser-known arrival is the permit. Each spring, these coveted gamefish appear around wrecks up and down the coast. They...

Big trout remain a good target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-trout-remain-a-good-target/2319619 Big trout are still an easy option throughout the Tampa Bay region. With the right locations, it is not difficult to catch a lot of big trout fast. Trout are our most abundant fish...