Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

So much water, so many challenges.   The heat of summer is here.    Honestly the oddest combination of opportunity and struggle anyone can imagine. The best of the best:  Tarpon.    They are steady on the shadows...

July 2017 Kayak Fishing Forecast

July 2017 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...

It’s Pompano Time

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-larger-pompano-abundant-in-gulf/2328435 Pompano are red hot. We had trips on which 27 and 18 were caught in a fairly short period. They were running kind of small this year until the past few days, with bigger...

Neil Taylor: Upper Tampa Bay

Heading into the long, hot stretch of summer- here is the scoop on the upper stretches of Tampa Bay. Flounder:  Not yet.  But this could change at any time. Redfish are just not in the best...

The Kayak Report

It is into middle of June:  Will we be getting tropical weather?   There are two systems out there to watch, very least we should see a lot of rain either way.  We have had...

Pompano have arrived, bringing fight and great eating

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-pompano-have-arrived-bringing-fight-and-great-eating/2326545 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:44pm What's hot: Pompano have hit full force in Tampa Bay.  An annual phenomena, we will catch pompano at will for the next four months.    ...

June 2017: Upper Tampa Bay

The weather is getting hotter.   The water is getting hotter.   Ironically, the fishing is getting hotter too. More big flounder are being caught all the way up the Bay.  Sandy areas bordering oysters are excellent...

June 2017: Kayak Fishing Forecast

June 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The beginning of hurricane season, the beginning of "summer" and the long stretch of HEAT for anglers all over the state, June will...

The Kayak Report

Posted 6.1.17 The transition to summer is complete.    Memorial Day is the usual unofficial “start of summer” and it probably came just a few days before that.   Into the long haul of summertime, the depressing...

Big black drum an easy target in Tampa Bay

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-black-drum-an-easy-target-in-tampa-bay/2325222 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Jigging for big black drum this time of year is pretty easy. Drum up to 90 pounds are frequent, and 60-70 pounds is common. It's not often you...