Monday, June 26, 2017

Captain’s Corner: Summertime Trout

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-speckled-trout-a-good-summer-target/2286803 Summer means nothing this year. The fish are going to eat. They are eating great. For easy action? Speckled trout. They are not smart, they are everywhere. Our most prolific fish: Enjoy! Use medium...

Neil Taylor, The Kayak Report 7/16/2016

After another busy week on the water, I'm probably a couple of pounds lighter from the experience.   Without a doubt, anyone fishing this time of year has to take plenty of fluids with them...

Upper Tampa Bay, 7/16/2016

Trout action remains mostly weak, something that will likely continue in this part of the Bay for a while.   Look to other areas if this is the species you want to catch. The big story,...

Upper Tampa Bay, 6/29/2016

Less trips in this part of the Bay this time of the year.    But there are some options.   I have heard of some redfish being caught but I have not attempted that myself.    There...

The Kayak Report, May 29, 2016

We are all hoping for consistent daily rains, plenty of cloud cover and some dropping of the water temperatures around Tampa Bay.  Floating weeds have been a perpetual problem for the past two weeks.  ...

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast, July 2016

July 2016 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...

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...

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...

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...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 6/1/2016

The heat of summer is here.  The action in upper Tampa Bay is holding on but it is going to be getting increasingly difficult as this month goes on.   Afternoon rains are going to...