Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Floating weeds, grass impediments to fly fishing

Besides oppressive heat, this time of year floating weeds and grass are things to contend with when fishing with a fly rod. If we don't make a fly look natural, fish will refuse it....

Targeting: Mangrove Snapper (Times)

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-going-after-mangrove-snapper/2286378 Mangrove snapper have taken up summer residence on almost any submerged inshore or nearshore structure. Natural limestone outcroppings, artificial reefs, bridges, rock jetties, piers, residential docks and even mangrove roots are hosting a seemingly...

Captain’s Corner: Summertime Trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-speckled-trout-a-good-summer-target/2286803 Summer means nothing this year. The fish are going to eat. They are eating great. For easy action? Speckled trout. They are not smart, they are everywhere. Our most prolific fish: Enjoy! Use medium...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow 7/22/2016

As the Tampa Bay region produced near record warm temperatures over the past week, the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers continued to produce some great catches for visiting anglers.  Mangrove snapper remain the top bite in...

The Skyway, Paul Bristow 7/15/2016

As we move into a mid-summer pattern of late afternoon thunderstorms in the Tampa Bay region, the bite still remained energized at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  Anglers fishing early & late in the day, as...

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...

Times: Capt Dave Zalewski, Trolling

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-trolling-tips/2283463 Trolling for a multitude of species is a great way to take a break from bottom fishing. Spanish mackerel have not been as abundant nearshore as in past years but anglers can catch them...

Skyway Report, Paul Bristow 7/1/2016

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, plenty of bites were popping like fireworks at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers.  The middle weekend of the summer travel season is a fine time for both residents...

The Kayak Report, May 29, 2016

We are all hoping for consistent daily rains, plenty of cloud cover and some dropping of the water temperatures around Tampa Bay.  Floating weeds have been a perpetual problem for the past two weeks.  ...

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast, July 2016

July 2016 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...