Friday, June 23, 2017

Big black drum an easy target in Tampa Bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-black-drum-an-easy-target-in-tampa-bay/2325222 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Jigging for big black drum this time of year is pretty easy. Drum up to 90 pounds are frequent, and 60-70 pounds is common. It's not often you...

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...

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...

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...