Friday, May 26, 2017

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...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

The first week of May saw a strange mixture of fishing patterns at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers, and anglers willing to pursue the best bites found success with certain species.  May began quite...

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: Lower Tampa Bay

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com The lower Bay area continues to produce incredibly steady action.   What was already “good” action on redfish and speckled trout, the numbers of fish around the south shore is impressive.   Flounder...

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...

Tarpon ready to take advantage of bait migration

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-ready-to-take-advantage-of-bait-migration/2321876 Warm water has triggered large schools of baitfish to enter Tampa Bay and move farther inland. Tarpon will take advantage of this annual spring migration and concentrate where baitfish are plentiful. Bridge structure fits...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

Warmer than average weather greeted the Tampa Bay region this past week and summertime patterns were the best way to find success at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Spanish mackerel remained on a hot...

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 Skyway, Paul Bristow

The Silver King has signaled that fishing in the Tampa Bay Estuary is already approaching a summer pattern - about 45 days ahead of schedule!  Tarpon were numerous in recent days, with lots of fish hovering like armed drones right around the shadow...

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...