Friday, June 23, 2017

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames 8/7/2016

Inshore fishing over the course of the last month was all about catching snook.  It appears that their recovery is well on it’s way as there were many double digit days and most trips...

Warm weather brings early ‘spring’ fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-warm-weather-brings-early-spring-fishing/2314321 Unusually warm water has helped start a "spring" fishing rally rarely seen in February. Many seasonal species of fish and sharks that typically don't show until late March or April have arrived in the...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

"The first day of summer."  You could have fooled me: It's felt like summer for a few weeks now.  I do appreciate with every day I live here that this area has the best...

9/12/2016 Capt Stewart Ames

As summer starts to point towards fall, redfish usually begin to gather in greater numbers up inside of St Joseph’s Sound.  The last few seasons have been a bit disappointing as this push of...

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...

Plenty of action during a stroll into fall

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-plenty-of-action-during-a-stroll-into-fall/2294279 Fall fishing patterns are very close, yet summer is still holding on. The days are getting shorter, and the water temps have been hovering in the low 80s. Though mid days are still hot,...

The Kayak Report, 9/15/2016

September 15, 2016 Water temperatures dropped about 8 degrees in a day from offshore rain about five days ago.   This caused the larger trout to feed aggressively into the middle part of the day.  Just find a deeper grassflat...

Bait sticks around thanks to warm weather

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bait-sticks-around-thanks-to-warm-weather/2315326 Stable and warm weather has had fish extremely active in North Pinellas. Unlike most winter months, the bait has stuck around. Cast-netting for bait to fish for the day has been easy. Trout have...

The Kayak Fishing Academy: Get better on the water

This session is strong for people who are non-kayak.  It is a comprehensive look at fishing Tampa Bay. To register:  Send an email to Livelybaits@aol.com Find this on Facebook  "The Kayak Fishing Academy" The Academy will be...

Captain’s Corner: Going after mangrove snapper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-mangrove-snapper/2305902 With winter water temperatures upon us and migratory species mostly gone, offshore anglers shift their focus toward bottom fish. Grouper are the primary target, but those anglers are missing out on another tasty opportunity:...