Monday, June 26, 2017

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,...

Neil Taylor: Lower Tampa Bay

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Action has remained steady on the south shore.   Trips have mostly consisted of large catches of trout and flounder.   Schools of jacks appear occasionally.   The bloom of snotty algae and something...

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...

Flat water makes seeing tarpon easier

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-flat-water-makes-seeing-tarpon-easier/2323898 Easterly morning winds will have the gulf waters flat close to shore and make seeing tarpon a lot easier. Get out at daybreak and stay close to shore with the sun behind you, which...

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...