Sunday, April 23, 2017
West Central

West Central

West Central Florida Fishing Reports

There’s a trick to avoiding snapper when grouper fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-theres-a-trick-to-avoiding-snapper-when-grouper-fishing/2319148 Bottom fishing in depths of 120-150 feet has been pretty easy. Red grouper have been the main target. They are stacked on every roll-off and pothole in these depths and are ready to eat....

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...

Bite is hot with a variety of species

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bite-is-hot-with-a-variety-of-species/2318999 Fishing is hot as it's ever been this spring, and several species are cooperating. The inshore bite has been on fire with high tides allowing redfish schools to migrate into the mangroves, eating all...

Influx of bait means plenty of fish available

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-influx-of-bait-means-plenty-of-fish-available/2318874 Whether you like to fish inshore or offshore, I cannot recall a better start to a fishing season than the one we are having. Name the species you would like to target and more...

April 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

April 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The anticipation of spring is over.   It is here. The Tampa Bay region– April is the Month Of The Baitfish.  “Tens of thousands of tons...

Kingfish hitting our area in droves

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-hitting-our-area-in-droves/2318763 Kingfishing has been outstanding for the past several days. Calm seas, perfect water temperatures and a large migration of kings has made the fishing quite eventful. Numerous days, we caught our limit in a...

The Skyway Report

A wide variety of species were cooperating for visiting anglers as March came to a close at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Big jack crevalle literally invaded the piers, crushing everything in sight, including...

Spring break fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-spring-break-fishing/2318626 Our spring break season spans far beyond the one week that local schools are out. Families from around the country visit our area for an extended time in which I've run numerous children-oriented charters....

Kingfish run heats up early

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-run-heats-up-early/2318475 This has been, perhaps, one of the mildest winters in recent memory. We generally don't look for king mackerel until at least mid to late March. This year the kings have been in the...

Neil Taylor, Upper Tampa Bay

The Upper Bay:  Hotspot for some great early spring action!   The wild action of medium trout has subsided somewhat but there are concentrations of good trout in specific areas. Redfish action has stolen the show...