Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trout fishing remains reliable

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-trout-fishing-remains-reliable/2313098 Trout fishing has been the most reliable target this last month. I have been targeting the larger "gator" trout in shallow water. The low tides have been occurring first thing in the morning. I...

Water temperatures confusing fish, anglers

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-water-temperatures-confusing-fish-anglers/2312988 Water temperatures have reached 70 degrees offshore, causing confusion for fish and fishermen alike. Before the recent cold front, we were catching many undersize kingfish (24-inch minimum fork length), with a few keepers mixed...

Big Trout In Big Numbers

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The Skyway, Paul Bristow

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Full moon will affect fishing for days

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-full-moon-will-affect-fishing-for-days/2312578 The coming full moon promises to affect the fishing scene for the next few days, for better and worse. The popular belief is that many species feed at night during this phase and don't...

Full moon means good redfish action

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-full-moon-means-good-redfish-action/2312265 With a full moon approaching, this weekend's tides should provide good redfish action. Low incoming tides have been productive for reds the past few days and bigger high tides by the weekend should allow...

Spearfishing far better in crystal-clear bay than murky gulf

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-spearfishing-far-better-in-crystal-clear-bay-than-murky/2312169 The high seas last weekend played havoc on the bottom structure in the gulf. The strength of the surface waves stirred up the sand and debris on the sea floor, causing bad underwater visibility....

Despite partial season closure, plenty of grouper still can be found

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-despite-partial-season-closure-plenty-of-grouper-still-can/2312112 A partial closure of the grouper season in the gulf started Wednesday. This closure is for all shallow-water grouper in depths greater than 120 feet, but plenty of tasty grouper can be caught and...

The Skyway Report, 2/3/2017

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The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor Strikethreekayakfishing.com Finally some winter weather:  The fish will be starved for food, coming out from the creeks and rivers to find more to eat.   Redfish and speckled trout will be excellent lasting for...