Sunday, April 23, 2017

Kingfish hitting our area in droves

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-hitting-our-area-in-droves/2318763 Kingfishing has been outstanding for the past several days. Calm seas, perfect water temperatures and a large migration of kings has made the fishing quite eventful. Numerous days, we caught our limit in a...

The Skyway Report

A wide variety of species were cooperating for visiting anglers as March came to a close at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Big jack crevalle literally invaded the piers, crushing everything in sight, including...

Spring break fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-spring-break-fishing/2318626 Our spring break season spans far beyond the one week that local schools are out. Families from around the country visit our area for an extended time in which I've run numerous children-oriented charters....

Kingfish run heats up early

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-run-heats-up-early/2318475 This has been, perhaps, one of the mildest winters in recent memory. We generally don't look for king mackerel until at least mid to late March. This year the kings have been in the...

Mackerel, kingfish growing more abundant by the day

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mackerel-kingfish-growing-more-abundant-by-the-day/2318278 Kingfish and Spanish mackerel are the targets of choice offshore. Each day, the fishing for these drag-screaming speedsters gets better. Most fish we have caught are "schoolies" ranging from 6-12 pounds. They are called...

Redfish return to predictable behavior

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-redfish-return-to-predictable-behavior/2317937 After odd redfish behavior for the past three years, an element of predictability has returned. Redfish are being caught again where they should have been all along. They will be in depths of less...

Kingfish run is on

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-kingfish-run-is-on/2317888 It's on … and if the weather will cooperate our spring run of kingfish can last into May. Pretty weather earlier in the week allowed waters to clear and bait to get back together....

Keep live well full as warm weather moves in

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-keep-live-well-full-as-warm-weather-moves-in/2317412 This past late-season blast of blustery cold kept us on the sheepshead bite a little longer. Live shrimp had been our go-to bait for the sheepshead as it also drew the attention of snapper,...

Grouper bite remains strong

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-grouper-bite-remains-strong/2317275 We are lucky to have a year-round grouper fishery in the bay area. No matter hot or cold water temperatures, there is always a bite, the only variable being what depth fish are actively...

Try bottom fishing as water clears

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-try-bottom-fishing-as-water-clears/2316900 Cold blustery weather has hampered fishing this week. It will take few days for the water to clear due to the intense high winds. Anglers venturing out might want to try bottom fishing. If...