Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

North Pinellas, Stewart Ames

Snook and big redfish dominated May fishing.  Both proved to be fairly dependable catches over the last few weeks.  Redfish did, at times, prove challenging to find on the weaker tide phases but when...

Red snapper-gag grouper season starts Thursday (June 1)

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-red-snapper-gag-grouper-season-starts-thursday-june-1/2325805 Anglers are excited about red snapper and gag grouper season, which starts today. Numerous clients are traveling from around the country to get in on the action. We have trips planned this month to...

Baitfish may be luring unusually large mangos into bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-baitfish-may-be-luring-unusually-large-mangos-into-bay/2325663 My best success recently has come from working a little farther up the bay. The bait has been more plentiful, and where there are baitfish, there will be predator fish following them. On Sunday,...

Get ready to catch some tasty Gag Grouper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-get-ready-to-catch-some-tasty-gag-grouper/2325530 Gag grouper are perhaps the best tasting fish that we catch in the Gulf of Mexico around the Tampa Bay area. The season will reopen Thursday. Gag grouper can be caught using a variety...

Kingfish still around late in the season

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-still-around-late-in-the-season/2325443 Hopefully the windy days and rough seas are behind us for a long time. Kingfish are usually pretty much gone by this time, but this year might be the exception. We've been able to...

Fly fishing on Florida’s west coast

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fly-fishing-on-floridas-west-coast/2325386 Minimum wind and cloudless skies elevate a fly fisher's chance for a good fishing day on our west coast. The wind makes casting more difficult, unless you're experienced. Clouds interfere with sight-casting opportunities because...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Gag grouper season opened in the Tampa Bay region this week and the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers might be one of the best places anywhere to catch a fiery & fine-tasting gag from shore.  Many...

June 2017: Lower Tampa Bay

The lower Bay just continues to produce.    What a fishery!    My original fishing grounds upon moving to Florida have continued to provide steady action for just about everything that we have in these waters. Although...

June 2017: Upper Tampa Bay

The weather is getting hotter.   The water is getting hotter.   Ironically, the fishing is getting hotter too. More big flounder are being caught all the way up the Bay.  Sandy areas bordering oysters are excellent...

June 2017: Kayak Fishing Forecast

June 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The beginning of hurricane season, the beginning of "summer" and the long stretch of HEAT for anglers all over the state, June will...