Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

Visitors dodging afternoon thunderstorms in the Tampa Bay region found some good action at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers this past week.  Spanish mackerel that have been among the toughest fish to pattern all...

Going after mahimahi

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-mahimahi/2330232 The Boy Scout motto "Be Prepared" holds true for fishing any time of year, but especially now. One never knows what might show up when bottom fishing in 80- to 90-foot depths where we've...

Mangrove snapper a favorite target in hot months

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mangrove-snapper-a-favorite-target-in-hot-months/2329831 July is here and the heat is in full force. That has not slowed the fishing as the bite is hot. One of my favorite fish to target this time of year is mangrove...

Tarpon still abundant, if you know where to look

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-tarpon-still-abundant-if-you-know-where-to-look/2329785 For some, this year's tarpon season is winding down. For others, we're right in the thick of it. Sight casters' opportunities begin to diminish as we get deeper into the season. Many of the...

Pompano an easy and tasty target in summer

Pompano continue to be the easiest summer target. We have been catching more than 30 on almost every trip, a sign that the population is in great shape. Half are great keeper size, the...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

The fireworks did not end on the 4th of July at the mouth of Tampa Bay as many prime summer species came on strong at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Mangrove snapper were the...

Going after red snapper

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-red-snapper/2329486 The extended red snapper recreational season is in full swing. Large schools of the tasty fish are scattered in the gulf, from south of Venice, Fla., all the way north to Venice, La. This...

Plan some early morning trips as water warms

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-plan-some-early-morning-trips-as-water-warms/2329346 Typical summertime patterns have taken control in our offshore waters the past few weeks. The best bite has been in the mornings and will last until around noon, after which things will slow down...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

Posted 7.1.2017 Baitfish are still around in huge schools, but a lot of inch to inch and a half long sardines.   Blue crabs which had been missing for some time are now being seen regularly...

July 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

July 2017 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...