Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Times, Pompano are Back

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-mmm-pompano-is-back/2282915 Pompano have returned to the interior of Tampa Bay. They are among the best-eating fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Tackle choices are based on "what else you might hook." Black drum and cobia...

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...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 5/15/2016

It’s warming up, but not fast enough to kill action up in the Bay.  But the end is near.   Later this month, I will give up on my fishing in the region north of...

The Kayak Report, 11/15/2016

It was a weird ten days of ups-and-downs. Magically wild feeding days one day, the next day in the same situations things were tough. The inshore situation is very promising. The weather continues to...

Upper Tampa Bay, 12/1/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? It is time.    These are the months where this part of the Bay is a much better choice than other areas “exterior.”   The string of cold...

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...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

The busy season is upon us.  Fighting off back problems, the fishing has been good.  We have caught fish in locations I hadn’t really used in six years. Big trout are bountiful, if you...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

"The first day of summer."  You could have fooled me: It's felt like summer for a few weeks now.  I do appreciate with every day I live here that this area has the best...

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...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Similar to the mid-January report:  Tough weather has made the action a challenge just about everywhere.    The very upper stretches of Tampa Bay become one of...