Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

The Kayak Report

Posted 6.1.17 The transition to summer is complete.    Memorial Day is the usual unofficial “start of summer” and it probably came just a few days before that.   Into the long haul of summertime, the depressing...

Skyway, Memorial Day Report

By Paul Bristow: Some windy & rainy weather blew through the Tampa Bay region this past week, but it left behind a series of absolutely beautiful days that will usher in the first holiday weekend of...

Big black drum an easy target in Tampa Bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-black-drum-an-easy-target-in-tampa-bay/2325222 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Jigging for big black drum this time of year is pretty easy. Drum up to 90 pounds are frequent, and 60-70 pounds is common. It's not often you...

New-moon tarpon fishing is upon us

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-new-moon-tarpon-fishing-is-upon-us/2325070 New-moon tarpon fishing can be among the most productive times of the season, and we're right in the middle of one. The new and full moon phases each month feature the strongest late-afternoon outgoing...

Tarpon are easy to find as they migrate south

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-are-easy-to-find-as-they-migrate-south/2324914 It's tarpon season in the North Pinellas and Pasco area. This area lacks the huge numbers of some of the bigger, more famous Florida estuaries, but there is very good fishing here. The fish...

Wind on the bay has made finding fish, bait a challenge

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-wind-on-the-bay-has-made-finding-fish-bait-a-challenge/2324677 A nice breeze in the neighborhood means it's windy on the water, and that's exactly what we've been dealing with. The winds have not allowed the water to completely clear from the frontal patterns...

Targeting Blackfin Tuna

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-targeting-blackfin-tuna/2324628 Blackfin tuna are pretty consistent in 80- to 200-foot depths. Concentrating on wrecks and springs is wise, but they aren't the only places to find them. On a recent trip to 130 feet, we...

Going After Red Grouper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-red-grouper/2324439 Keeper-size red grouper remain spotty, starting in 75- to 80-foot depths. Larger ones are turning up in the Middle Grounds. This past weekend some in the 15-18 pound range were speared. The largest red...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor, Kayak Fishing Report A quick update on the fishing by kayak around Tampa Bay:  Like the weather, the fishing is HOT (but only if you are in the right places).   Honestly,...

Neil Taylor: Lower Tampa Bay

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Action has remained steady on the south shore.   Trips have mostly consisted of large catches of trout and flounder.   Schools of jacks appear occasionally.   The bloom of snotty algae and something...