Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...

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...

The May 2016 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

June 2016 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...

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...

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, Neil Taylor 5/1/2016

The return of the flounder:   No question we wait for it every year.  They leave our waters for a few months.    They come back, sometimes in very early spring, sometimes closer to summer.    This...

Upper Tampa Bay, 5/1/2016

It’s warming up, but not fast enough to kill action up in the Bay. Redfish remain the best  target up the Bay much more than anywhere else.     The baitfish surge made it most of the...

Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast: May 2016

May 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: This, the fifth month of the year, often one of the best there is.    Will it be smokin’ hot?  Will it remain mild?  ...

Upper Tampa Bay, Neil Taylor 4/18/2016

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...