Monday, June 26, 2017

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast: May 2016

May 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: This, the fifth month of the year, often one of the best there is.    Will it be smokin’ hot?  Will it remain mild?  ...

Warm rivers holding plenty of targets for fly fishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-warm-rivers-holding-plenty-of-targets-for-fly-fishermen/2313204 Water temperatures in the 70s were a pleasant surprise during recent fly fishing river trips. Redfish, ladyfish, trout, snook, largemouth bass and a few baby tarpon were our reward for slow, deep presentations of...

Lower Tampa Bay, 12/31/2016

Next time around, updated report for lower Tampa Bay.  With red tide affecting it down there, I have stayed away.   I have two trips planned for down there this week.   I have heard there...

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 Kayak Report

It is into middle of June:  Will we be getting tropical weather?   There are two systems out there to watch, very least we should see a lot of rain either way.  We have had...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Mangrove snapper action continued to improve for visitors to the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers this past week.  One of Tampa Bay's favorite summer fish species and dinner selections continued to make pier anglers happy...

Trout an Easy Target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-trout-an-accessible-and-easy-target/2300049 If you can avoid areas with Red Tide, we are into the best action of fall. Big trout are easy to locate and catch. The action should be fantastic for seven months. Most trout...

Lower Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

Down south it is back to great opportunities again.   Several months of red tide made it a place to avoid.   That is long gone. Flounder?  Not yet.   But it has been so warm so early...

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,...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 5/1/2016

The return of the flounder:   No question we wait for it every year.  They leave our waters for a few months.    They come back, sometimes in very early spring, sometimes closer to summer.    This...