Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mangrove Snapper

Can Be a Snap  By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA It’s mid-summer and many of our favorite fishes have decided that they no longer crave whatever kind of bait we toss their way. Where cooler waters...

Strapping Down a Kayak

Centered and all slack out of the straps, these kayaks are anchored to this roof rack. Your mission?    To prevent an “Escapee!” Guilty myself of some lackadaisical practices, I’ve never had an “escapee” incident but I...

Custom Anchor Trolleys

Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing Other than a rod holder, the anchor trolley is the most usable addition to a fishing kayak.  Can you do without?   Sure.   You can clip your anchor to the...

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

By Neil Taylor, www.capmel.com and www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Trout are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we encounter in the Tampa Bay area. Implementing some of the...

Tying Knots

November 21, 2014  Neil Taylor www.strikethreekayakfishing.com and www.capmel.com One of the first things to learn: Line to leader connection knots and knots for connecting hooks or lures to leaders. One overall theme, find knots you like...

Calculating Fish Weight

With most of us practicing catch and release fishing these days -- and avoiding hanging a fish from a damaging gripping/weighing device, we need some way to calculate the approximate weight of a fish....

Wade fishing: What You Need To Know

 By Kevin Fenn Fess up! You know you've had the urge to get out of that boat and wade your way to fishing success. There's no doubt -- the guys with the wet torsos always...

King Mackerel for Landlubbers

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Great schools of hungry kings have shown up at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge these last few years. And we’re not talking “dinks” here. Some of the largest of king mackerel...

Flats Lures That Work

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Most fishing enthusiasts are weird. They drag around gargantuan tackle boxes, packed so tightly with lures they can hardly get the darned thing closed. Yet, if subjected to a reality...

Pursuing the Lowly Sheepshead

By Captain Mel Berman While others spend countless angling hours pursuing politically correct species, sheepsheaders go quietly about their business catching those playful, tasty members of the porgy family. The sheepshead is a fish that...