Sunday, April 23, 2017

Back to normal after windy weather

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-back-to-normal-after-windy-weather/2320499 It took a few days for things to get back to normal after our week of windy weather. Water clarity was our biggest issue the first few days back to work. We found muddy...

The Skyway Piers, Paul Bristow

Despite this being the last weekend of the Spring Break travel season, some Summertime bites are already kicking in at The Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Mangrove snapper are the most prominent fish 'ahead of...

Bottom fishing action picks up in 60 feet

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-bottom-fishing-action-picks-up-in-60-feet/2320155 After last week's winds caused five straight days of charter cancellations, it was a relief to head offshore. Water temperatures were right, hovering around 71 Sunday, but water clarity was not. Stops on a...

It’s a bad time to be a kingfish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-a-bad-time-to-be-a-kingfish/2319674 Kingfish all over our area got a bit of a reprieve in the past week. Strong winds and at times severe weather made for lousy offshore boating conditions. With better weather in the forecast,...

Big trout remain a good target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-trout-remain-a-good-target/2319619 Big trout are still an easy option throughout the Tampa Bay region. With the right locations, it is not difficult to catch a lot of big trout fast. Trout are our most abundant fish...

Active time for fish in Gulf of Mexico

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-active-time-for-fish-in-gulf-of-mexico/2319337 This is a very active time for many fish in the Gulf of Mexico, and the bottom fish are on the move as well as the pelagics. Over the past few weeks red grouper...

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...

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...