Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Skyway Piers, Paul Bristow

Despite this being the last weekend of the Spring Break travel season, some Summertime bites are already kicking in at The Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Mangrove snapper are the most prominent fish 'ahead of...

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...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

A bout of windy & cooler weather in the Tampa Bay region seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered to fire up the king mackerel bite at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers!  Multiple...

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...

The Skyway Report

A wide variety of species were cooperating for visiting anglers as March came to a close at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Big jack crevalle literally invaded the piers, crushing everything in sight, including...

Neil Taylor, Lower Tampa Bay

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com The South shore:  Sometimes I wish I just lived down that way.   My original fishing grounds 20 years ago, I still spend a lot of time along that bank of Tampa...

Taking on the trout/redfish/snook challenge.

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-taking-on-the-troutredfishsnook-challenge/2318108 Catching a trout, redfish and snook on the same outing with a fly rod can be challenging. Concentrate on lighted docks and bridges. We go out a few hours before daylight and often don't...

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...

It’s Kingfish Time!

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-snook-fishing-heats-up-as-weather-does/2317595 With the last of the cold fronts rolling in this week to the area, it means water temperatures are on the rise. That has the bite fired up inshore and nearshore. Snook fishing is...

Small lakes, ponds holding hungry gamefish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-small-lakes-ponds-holding-hungry-gamefish/2316599 Conditions are perfect for family fun. Small freshwater lakes and ponds are everywhere, and all have panfish and bass. Developments and golf courses are a good example. Summer weeds to foul hooks are absent,...