Thursday, May 25, 2017

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 4/8/2016

A beautiful week at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers saw a great king mackerel bite continue for anglers chasing this speedy pelagic species.  Many kings were once again landed at both fishing piers, and...

The Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast: April 2016

April 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The great weather March brought will extend through April, providing the last month of moderate temperatures before the long stretch of summer.   The...

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast: May 2016

May 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: This, the fifth month of the year, often one of the best there is.    Will it be smokin’ hot?  Will it remain mild?  ...

Tampa Bay Fly-Captain Pat Damico

Pat Damico, Times Correspondent February 15, 2016 As guides, we're often limited to a particular day and time when a client can fish. Are there ways to improve our odds on these less-than-perfect days? Slow-moving water...

December 2016 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

December 2016:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: For most kayak anglers, December marks the time for "bundling up" a little more.   Break out the waders and...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 4/22/2016

Yet another week of 'tourism board' weather at the mouth of Tampa Bay made for several noteworthy bites at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Snook have become aggressive along the shallow approach sections of the piers. ...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

As what is most likely this Spring's last serious cold front pushed out of the Tampa Bay Region, many pelagic & resident species continued to push into the Skyway Fishing Piers.  Even the high winds...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 7/8/2016

A series of hot & steamy days dictated patterns at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers, and anglers willing to adjust their tactics found plenty of bites as hot as the weather.  Mangrove snapper continue...

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 3/4/2016

Finally!  A week in Tampa Bay where consistent warm weather allowed both baitfish & predators to maintain springtime feeding activity at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Limits of sheepshead were very common this past week, and...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow

The Silver King has signaled that fishing in the Tampa Bay Estuary is already approaching a summer pattern - about 45 days ahead of schedule!  Tarpon were numerous in recent days, with lots of fish hovering like armed drones right around the shadow...