Friday, April 28, 2017
West Central

West Central

West Central Florida Fishing Reports

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...

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...

Mackerel, kingfish growing more abundant by the day

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mackerel-kingfish-growing-more-abundant-by-the-day/2318278 Kingfish and Spanish mackerel are the targets of choice offshore. Each day, the fishing for these drag-screaming speedsters gets better. Most fish we have caught are "schoolies" ranging from 6-12 pounds. They are called...

Taking on the trout/redfish/snook challenge.

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-taking-on-the-troutredfishsnook-challenge/2318108 Catching a trout, redfish and snook on the same outing with a fly rod can be challenging. Concentrate on lighted docks and bridges. We go out a few hours before daylight and often don't...

Redfish return to predictable behavior

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-redfish-return-to-predictable-behavior/2317937 After odd redfish behavior for the past three years, an element of predictability has returned. Redfish are being caught again where they should have been all along. They will be in depths of less...

Kingfish run is on

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-run-is-on/2317888 It's on … and if the weather will cooperate our spring run of kingfish can last into May. Pretty weather earlier in the week allowed waters to clear and bait to get back together....

Fishing for blackfin tuna

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-fishing-for-blackfin-tuna/2317741 When weather permits, fishing for blackfin tuna has been very good lately. The main body of fish seems to be out in deep water, more than 250 feet deep, but they make regular forays...

It’s Kingfish Time!

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-snook-fishing-heats-up-as-weather-does/2317595 With the last of the cold fronts rolling in this week to the area, it means water temperatures are on the rise. That has the bite fired up inshore and nearshore. Snook fishing is...

Keep live well full as warm weather moves in

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-keep-live-well-full-as-warm-weather-moves-in/2317412 This past late-season blast of blustery cold kept us on the sheepshead bite a little longer. Live shrimp had been our go-to bait for the sheepshead as it also drew the attention of snapper,...