Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Skyway, Memorial Day Report

By Paul Bristow: Some windy & rainy weather blew through the Tampa Bay region this past week, but it left behind a series of absolutely beautiful days that will usher in the first holiday weekend of...

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...

Skyway Report: February 20, 2016

During a week that started cooler and progressed to 'travel bureau' weather dominated by sunshine & low humidity, there was some warm mackerel news to report at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers. Spanish mackerel were...

Big Trout In Big Numbers

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Amberjacks luring spearfishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-amberjacks-luring-spearfishermen/2315439 The search for amberjacks is leading the offshore charge for spearfishermen. In the past few weeks, some of our divers have landed amberjacks in excess of 80 pounds in depths less than 110 feet....

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 5/13/2016

Warmer and calmer weather patterns were the trend in the Tampa Bay region over the past week, and some traditional warm water trends seemed to settle in at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Tarpon...

Skyway Piers, 3/18/2016

Warm weather and the beginning of Spring Break visitors were the storyline this past week at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Many visitors from northern states with only freshwater fishing experience caught their first ever saltwater species. ...

Captain’s Corner: Don’t let fly gear collect dust

I am always surprised by the number of fly-fishers who have their equipment from a former location and never touch it while living in Florida. Many are retired with plenty of free time on...

Tampa Bay Kayak Fishing Report

We have had it pretty good. It is tough to not complain about having to run the air conditioner at the end of December but we have to be pretty happy overall with warmth....

Kingfish action rising with water temperatures in 70s

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-action-rising-with-water-temperatures-in-70s/2315907 With water temperatures in the 70s and an abundance of bait around, it's not surprise that increasing reports of scattered kingfish are trickling in. There have been some caught off Clearwater, some others in...