Sunday, March 26, 2017

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...

The Kayak Report, 12/31/2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the fishing still resembles a Fall situation in the Tampa Bay area. Fantastic weather dominated the past week (again) and it was another very busy week with time...

January 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

January 2017:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The big chill is here.    January, probably the coldest month of the year around the state.    Will it rival...

Captain’s Corner: Big numbers for speckled trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-numbers-for-speckled-trout/2307456 Speckled trout, easily our most prolific species, are being caught in large numbers. In the right location, there are large fish. Trout to 26 inches have been caught with a lot of upper-slot fish...

North Pinellas, Brian Caudill

12/23/2016 Warm and stable temperatures have really turned on the fishing in north Pinellas. Bait has also been plentiful allowing the baitwell to be filled most days. Most of my fishing has been inshore as...

North Pinellas, Capt Stewart Ames 12/16/2016

As fall heads towards winter, fishing becomes a weather controlled event.  First, based on overall water temperatures, some fish arrive and others leave.  Second,  cold fronts dictate when fishing will be good or bad....