Thursday, March 30, 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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Redfish “Rush”, Kayak Fishing for Redfish

By Kathy Etling, St Louis Post-Dispatch  01/10/2009 From the moment the fishing rod in my grip began to pulse wildly I was hooked just as surely as the redfish fighting at the end of the line....

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...

Sheepshead: A Porgy Delight

February 11, 2010 By Neil Taylor Weather got you down?   Trying to decide if you should venture out at all with this never-ending El Nino winter?   Don’t sit inside and fret, go fishing anyway!  Throughout...