Thursday, May 25, 2017

It’s a bad time to be a kingfish

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-its-a-bad-time-to-be-a-kingfish/2319674 Kingfish all over our area got a bit of a reprieve in the past week. Strong winds and at times severe weather made for lousy offshore boating conditions. With better weather in the forecast,...

Big trout remain a good target

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-trout-remain-a-good-target/2319619 Big trout are still an easy option throughout the Tampa Bay region. With the right locations, it is not difficult to catch a lot of big trout fast. Trout are our most abundant fish...

Active time for fish in Gulf of Mexico

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-active-time-for-fish-in-gulf-of-mexico/2319337 This is a very active time for many fish in the Gulf of Mexico, and the bottom fish are on the move as well as the pelagics. Over the past few weeks red grouper...

There’s a trick to avoiding snapper when grouper fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-theres-a-trick-to-avoiding-snapper-when-grouper-fishing/2319148 Bottom fishing in depths of 120-150 feet has been pretty easy. Red grouper have been the main target. They are stacked on every roll-off and pothole in these depths and are ready to eat....

The Skyway Report, Paul Bristow

A bout of windy & cooler weather in the Tampa Bay region seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered to fire up the king mackerel bite at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers!  Multiple...

Influx of bait means plenty of fish available

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-influx-of-bait-means-plenty-of-fish-available/2318874 Whether you like to fish inshore or offshore, I cannot recall a better start to a fishing season than the one we are having. Name the species you would like to target and more...

April 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

April 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The anticipation of spring is over.   It is here. The Tampa Bay region– April is the Month Of The Baitfish.  “Tens of thousands of tons...

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....