Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Visitors dodging afternoon thunderstorms in the Tampa Bay region found some good action at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers this past week.  Spanish mackerel that have been among the toughest fish to pattern all...

Pompano an easy and tasty target in summer

Pompano continue to be the easiest summer target. We have been catching more than 30 on almost every trip, a sign that the population is in great shape. Half are great keeper size, the...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

The fireworks did not end on the 4th of July at the mouth of Tampa Bay as many prime summer species came on strong at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Mangrove snapper were the...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

Posted 7.1.2017 Baitfish are still around in huge schools, but a lot of inch to inch and a half long sardines.   Blue crabs which had been missing for some time are now being seen regularly...

Lower Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com The baitfish arrival.    Long overdue and interestingly random, the “April” scenario is here now.  Sadly, the baitfish rolled in this week, almost July?   Peculiarities:  What happened to battling through ladyfish and...

July 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

July 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: Heat, humidity and humongous fish:  July has the goods.    The kayak angler will tell you that they are in love with and hate...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

Anglers visiting Florida for the first time, or those simply taking a few days off to enjoy Tampa Bay on the second Summer travel weekend, all have a wide range of fishing options available at...

Weak tides presenting challenge to early morning anglers

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-weak-tides-presenting-challenge-to-early-morning-anglers/2328652 If early morning trips have not been productive, weak tides may be the reason. After checking weather, head out to some of your usually productive shallow water locations. One close to an inshore bridge,...

It’s Pompano Time

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-larger-pompano-abundant-in-gulf/2328435 Pompano are red hot. We had trips on which 27 and 18 were caught in a fairly short period. They were running kind of small this year until the past few days, with bigger...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

It was a week of on-and-off feeding periods at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers as fish species seemed to take a signal from the intermittent tidal flows and passing storms in the Tampa Bay...