Friday, June 23, 2017

The Skyway Report, 6/10/2017

By Paul Bristow The Tampa Bay Region had been as dry as a bone in 2017, but the torrential rains of the past week have certainly helped to remedy at least some of the drought...

Pompano have arrived, bringing fight and great eating

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-pompano-have-arrived-bringing-fight-and-great-eating/2326545 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:44pm What's hot: Pompano have hit full force in Tampa Bay.  An annual phenomena, we will catch pompano at will for the next four months.    ...

Fly fishing on Florida’s west coast

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fly-fishing-on-floridas-west-coast/2325386 Minimum wind and cloudless skies elevate a fly fisher's chance for a good fishing day on our west coast. The wind makes casting more difficult, unless you're experienced. Clouds interfere with sight-casting opportunities because...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Gag grouper season opened in the Tampa Bay region this week and the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers might be one of the best places anywhere to catch a fiery & fine-tasting gag from shore.  Many...

June 2017: Lower Tampa Bay

The lower Bay just continues to produce.    What a fishery!    My original fishing grounds upon moving to Florida have continued to provide steady action for just about everything that we have in these waters. Although...

June 2017: Kayak Fishing Forecast

June 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The beginning of hurricane season, the beginning of "summer" and the long stretch of HEAT for anglers all over the state, June will...

The Kayak Report

Posted 6.1.17 The transition to summer is complete.    Memorial Day is the usual unofficial “start of summer” and it probably came just a few days before that.   Into the long haul of summertime, the depressing...

Skyway, Memorial Day Report

By Paul Bristow: Some windy & rainy weather blew through the Tampa Bay region this past week, but it left behind a series of absolutely beautiful days that will usher in the first holiday weekend of...

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,...