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West Central Florida Fishing Reports

Upper Tampa Bay, 6/29/2016

Less trips in this part of the Bay this time of the year.    But there are some options.   I have heard of some redfish being caught but I have not attempted that myself.    There...

The Kayak Report, May 29, 2016

We are all hoping for consistent daily rains, plenty of cloud cover and some dropping of the water temperatures around Tampa Bay.  Floating weeds have been a perpetual problem for the past two weeks.  ...

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast, July 2016

July 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: Heat, humidity and humongous fish:  July has the goods.    The kayak angler will tell you that they are in love with and hate...

As weather and water warm, use the correct fly line

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-as-weather-and-water-warm-use-the-correct-fly-line/2283331 Your fly pattern is very important, but not putting the fly in the proper location is even more instrumental for success. If casting with your normal setup is giving you poor results, your fly...

Tampa Bay Times, Sardines

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-schools-of-sardines-attract-variety-of-action/2282469 Summertime patterns offshore are in full swing. Huge schools of Spanish sardines are over hard-bottom areas in depths of 90-180 feet of water. When one of these giant schools is on the bottom or...

Tampa Bay Times, Pompano are Back

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mmm-pompano-is-back/2282915 Pompano have returned to the interior of Tampa Bay. They are among the best-eating fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Tackle choices are based on "what else you might hook." Black drum and cobia...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 6/24/2016

A warm week to begin the summer carried relatively few storms and waters were quite clear at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Spanish mackerel were spotty at times and good at other times - especially the...

Lower Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Not much has changed.   A tropical storm moved the fish around some but the action has remained very good on the south shore. Mackerel are deep.   Sheepshead are fewer and fewer but...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

We are into the dead of summer, even though officially, it just started.   Upper Tampa Bay, quite simply, not my first choice.    From what I hear and gather:    Action in the shallows reflects the...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

"The first day of summer."  You could have fooled me: It's felt like summer for a few weeks now.  I do appreciate with every day I live here that this area has the best...