Friday, May 26, 2017

May 2017: Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

May 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The word is out:  Fishing all over the great state of Florida is exceptionally good.    Will the heat of summer come early for...

Neil Taylor: Upper Tampa Bay

May is here which means great opportunities in the northern extent of the Bay.    Redfish and trout will remain the best options.     The numbers of snook continue to remain poor and there is little...

Neil Taylor: The Kayak Report

The month of the Captain Mel Classic:  Now in the books, the seventh annual event was another great success with many fun stories and a whole lot of great things for the community.   Charity...

Conditions right to catch variety of species

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-conditions-right-to-catch-variety-of-species/2321339 Fast-action variety trips are the norm. It is not unusual to catch trout, flounder, grouper, ladyfish, jacks, bluefish, mackerel and some other species on a single trip. This is possibly the easiest time of...

The Kayak Report

The great fishing of spring has been here for a while.   The wintertime fishing was OK but I just felt that things were going to explode and have things be a lot better than...

Neil Taylor, Upper Tampa Bay

Plunging toward the month of May, great opportunities in the northern extent of the Bay.    Redfish and trout will remain the best options.     The numbers of snook continue to remain poor and there is...

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...

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...

Neil Taylor, Upper Tampa Bay

The Upper Bay:  Hotspot for some great early spring action!   The wild action of medium trout has subsided somewhat but there are concentrations of good trout in specific areas. Redfish action has stolen the show...

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...