Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Late-season run for pompano

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-late-season-run-for-pompano/2305501 Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent A late-season run of pompano has people talking. The challenge? Finding days with light enough winds to fish. Pompano are one of our most sporting fish and easily one of the...

The Kayak Report, 12/1/2016

The "catching" the past few weeks has been "Not a question of IF but HOW MANY??"   The weather has been good.  Fronts have been mostly light.  Light jacket weather at worst.  Variety is the spice...

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...

December 2016 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

December 2016:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: For most kayak anglers, December marks the time for "bundling up" a little more.   Break out the waders and...

Trout Action Starting to Peak

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-trout-fishing-starting-to-peak/2304137 Wintertime trout fishing has arrived. Our most prolific fish, the larger trout now outperform the smaller ones. It is pretty easy to get into a good school of slot-sized fish. They are not the...

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, 11/15/2016

What’s happenin’ in the upper stretches of Tampa Bay? Things are getting OUTSTANDING in the north end of the Bay.   That is pretty much right on schedule.    A gap in my report:  Pompano.   I have...

Redfish, Go Quiet

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-to-catch-redfish-start-with-stealthy-approach/2301850 Captain's Corner: To catch redfish, start with stealthy approach Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Redfish are approaching peak activity for autumn, gathering in schools. Catching them on lures is a great challenge. They fight hard and they...

The Kayak Report: Neil Taylor, 10/31/2016

Busy doesn't even begin to describe it.   What a rush since the slow month of September.   Some people, having seen what's going on out there, are booking again for November.   The action was actually...

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. ...