Monday, March 27, 2017
West Central

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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

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...

For inshore fishing, target redfish and speckled trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-for-inshore-fishing-target-redfish-and-speckled-trout/2316464 Redfish and speckled trout continue to be the top inshore species. Low tides in the morning have redfish holding on the edges of flats, waiting for the tide to flood. I'm starting a little...

It’s kingfish time, though it came early this year

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-kingfish-time-though-it-came-early-this-year/2316346 We like to say that March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) signifies the beginning of kingfish season. This winter has been unlike most because there has been enough kingfish to target on a daily basis....

Huge king mackerel schools arrive early

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-huge-king-mackerel-schools-arrive-early/2316278 Huge schools of king mackerel have arrived early. Unusually warm weather seems to have brought them to town. There have been numerous reports of swarming kings outside 50 feet of water from Clearwater south....

The Skyway Report, 3/10/2017

Spring Break is already here at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers and most traditional bites are available for visitors to Florida!  Spanish mackerel are the top choice and the easiest lure in the box might...

Kingfish action rising with water temperatures in 70s

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-action-rising-with-water-temperatures-in-70s/2315907 With water temperatures in the 70s and an abundance of bait around, it's not surprise that increasing reports of scattered kingfish are trickling in. There have been some caught off Clearwater, some others in...

Pompano an abundant and tasty target in Tampa Bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-pompano-an-abundant-and-tasty-target-in-tampa-bay/2315738 Pompano have made an early appearance and are being caught easily inside Tampa Bay. Pompano are our most underutilized species. They fight great and are one of the best fish to eat in the...

Amberjacks luring spearfishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-amberjacks-luring-spearfishermen/2315439 The search for amberjacks is leading the offshore charge for spearfishermen. In the past few weeks, some of our divers have landed amberjacks in excess of 80 pounds in depths less than 110 feet....

Grouper still best target in 100-120 feet

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-grouper-still-best-target-in-100-120-feet/2315381 Grouper fishing continues to be the best thing going in depths of 100-120 feet. Concentrate on contrasting bottom definition. Many anglers offshore typically look for huge bait shows when targeting red grouper, and though...

Bait sticks around thanks to warm weather

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bait-sticks-around-thanks-to-warm-weather/2315326 Stable and warm weather has had fish extremely active in North Pinellas. Unlike most winter months, the bait has stuck around. Cast-netting for bait to fish for the day has been easy. Trout have...