Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Neil Taylor, Lower Tampa Bay

I love the south shore.   Little known fact:   The first place I went fishing in Tampa Bay: South Shore.   And that exact spot remains my favorite place anywhere across the region.  I probably should...

Windy days offer good chance to work on fly fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-windy-days-offer-good-chance-to-work-on-fly-fishing/2320409 We are having more wind than usual. Should you leave your fly rod at home and take only spinning tackle? If you want to improve as a fly fisherman, the reverse is true. If...

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...