Monday, June 26, 2017

Upper Tampa Bay, 10/31/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Things are getting more and more interesting with "slightly" cooler weather.   Honestly, things would get much better if it wasn't still so close to 90 degrees. ...

June 1, The Kayak Report (Neil Taylor)

The inshore flats are "alive" with activity.   Massive schools of mullet boil the water with every shadow that passes over them.   Smaller mullet that inhabit the shallows have been chased up onto the sand...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 6/18/2016

We are into the dead of summer, even though officially, it just started.   Upper Tampa Bay, quite simply, not my first choice.    From what I hear and gather:    Action in the shallows reflects the...

Upper Tampa Bay, 12/31/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Cool overnight temperatures have sent even more fish traveling the distance up the Bay.   But, action in the shallows has not been the best ticket.    Those...

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...

Neil Taylor, The Kayak Report

Posted 3.15.2017 It was an excellent couple of weeks of the West Central coast. Many people took advantage of the warming weather as the days get longer. And the results were excellent! Prior to the...

The Kayak Report, 12/15/2016

Colder evening temperatures, cooler water, windy days and extreme tides. It must be December! For those who do get out to do some fishing: Hand-numbing temperatures, eye watering winds and much colder water make these...

Captain’s Corner: Big numbers for speckled trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-big-numbers-for-speckled-trout/2307456 Speckled trout, easily our most prolific species, are being caught in large numbers. In the right location, there are large fish. Trout to 26 inches have been caught with a lot of upper-slot fish...

Upper Tampa Bay, 12/15/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Cooler overnight temperatures have sent even more fish traveling the distance up the Bay.   But, action in the shallows has not been the best ticket.    Those...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 5/15/2016

Things are heating up.  The fishing was already HOT but air temperatures will be next.   Some days it's already feeling like "summer" by 8:30 AM.     The inshore flats are loaded with a variety of baitfish...