Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Good time to get in on a variety of fun

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-good-time-to-get-in-on-a-variety-of-fun/2310919 In what I would call "action trips,'' it's pretty easy to get in on a wide variety of fun now. Sheepshead, trout, jacks, ladyfish, drum, redfish, silver trout, whiting and more pompano than usual...

The Kayak Report, 1/15/2017

Posted 1.15.17 Is the water cold? That is something that remains debatable to local anglers. We all have different tolerances to the cold. I personally haven't had any problem getting out of the kayak and into...

Lower Tampa Bay, 1/15/2017

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Back to the south shore:  I told you it was time to try it again. The results?  OK.  I would say it is not 100% back to normal but there are...

As usual, January fishing is terrific

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-as-usual-january-fishing-is-terrific/2308997 Well, the New Year has come and we are into January. I have called Tampa my home all my life and every time around Jan. 1 I know why. With our great weather comes...

How to go after the largest trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-how-to-go-after-the-largest-trout/2309635 The largest trout are available now. The key is to find warmer, shallow water containing small baitfish. Current tides are perfect for this. A high incoming tide late in the afternoon will flood shallows...

Captain’s Corner: It’s the best time for redfish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-the-best-time-for-redfish/2308808 We have hit the best months of the year to catch redfish. A challenging species on lures, redfish are eating almost everything they see right now. The live bait options are wide open. Any...

The Kayak Report, 12/31/2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the fishing still resembles a Fall situation in the Tampa Bay area. Fantastic weather dominated the past week (again) and it was another very busy week with time...

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...

January 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

January 2017:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The big chill is here.    January, probably the coldest month of the year around the state.    Will it rival...

Consider wind factors for successful fly fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-consider-wind-factors-for-successful-fly-fishing/2307595 This time of year, when planning a successful fly fishing outing, wind may be the thing to consider most. Clients call asking, "How will the fishing be on a particular date?" A mental plan...