Friday, May 26, 2017

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...

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...

April 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

April 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The anticipation of spring is over.   It is here. The Tampa Bay region– April is the Month Of The Baitfish.  “Tens of thousands of tons...

Redfish return to predictable behavior

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-redfish-return-to-predictable-behavior/2317937 After odd redfish behavior for the past three years, an element of predictability has returned. Redfish are being caught again where they should have been all along. They will be in depths of less...

Fishing for blackfin tuna

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fishing-for-blackfin-tuna/2317741 When weather permits, fishing for blackfin tuna has been very good lately. The main body of fish seems to be out in deep water, more than 250 feet deep, but they make regular forays...

Remain flexible until warmer weather arrives for good

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-remain-flexible-until-warmer-weather-arrives-for-good/2317140 High winds have subsided and the weather is warming. Cold fronts are possible even into early April so be ready to adjust to find and catch fish. Extremely clear water forced us to downsize...

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames

Early March fishing picked up in a hurry.  Water temperatures soared to as high as a ridiculous 74 degrees and the fish responded.  Large seatrout remained an absolutely dependable catch with big limits being...