Thursday, March 30, 2017

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...

The Kayak Report, 12/15/2016

Colder evening temperatures, cooler water, windy days and extreme tides. It must be December! For those who do get out to do some fishing: Hand-numbing temperatures, eye watering winds and much colder water make these...

The Kayak Report, 12/1/2016

The "catching" the past few weeks has been "Not a question of IF but HOW MANY??"   The weather has been good.  Fronts have been mostly light.  Light jacket weather at worst.  Variety is the spice...

December 2016 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

December 2016:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: For most kayak anglers, December marks the time for "bundling up" a little more.   Break out the waders and...

The Kayak Report, 11/15/2016

It was a weird ten days of ups-and-downs. Magically wild feeding days one day, the next day in the same situations things were tough. The inshore situation is very promising. The weather continues to...

Redfish, Go Quiet

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-to-catch-redfish-start-with-stealthy-approach/2301850 Captain's Corner: To catch redfish, start with stealthy approach Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Redfish are approaching peak activity for autumn, gathering in schools. Catching them on lures is a great challenge. They fight hard and they...

The Kayak Report: Neil Taylor, 10/31/2016

Busy doesn't even begin to describe it.   What a rush since the slow month of September.   Some people, having seen what's going on out there, are booking again for November.   The action was actually...

November 2016: Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

November 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: A glimpse at the month of November for kayak anglers around the Sunshine State:  excitement and nervousness rolled into one.  The October action...