Monday, June 26, 2017

Tarpon ready to take advantage of bait migration

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-ready-to-take-advantage-of-bait-migration/2321876 Warm water has triggered large schools of baitfish to enter Tampa Bay and move farther inland. Tarpon will take advantage of this annual spring migration and concentrate where baitfish are plentiful. Bridge structure fits...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

Warmer than average weather greeted the Tampa Bay region this past week and summertime patterns were the best way to find success at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Spanish mackerel remained on a hot...

Conditions right to catch variety of species

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-conditions-right-to-catch-variety-of-species/2321339 Fast-action variety trips are the norm. It is not unusual to catch trout, flounder, grouper, ladyfish, jacks, bluefish, mackerel and some other species on a single trip. This is possibly the easiest time of...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

The Silver King has signaled that fishing in the Tampa Bay Estuary is already approaching a summer pattern - about 45 days ahead of schedule!  Tarpon were numerous in recent days, with lots of fish hovering like armed drones right around the shadow...

The Kayak Report

The great fishing of spring has been here for a while.   The wintertime fishing was OK but I just felt that things were going to explode and have things be a lot better than...

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...