Friday, June 23, 2017

The Kayak Report

Posted 6.1.17 The transition to summer is complete.    Memorial Day is the usual unofficial “start of summer” and it probably came just a few days before that.   Into the long haul of summertime, the depressing...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor

By Neil Taylor, Kayak Fishing Report A quick update on the fishing by kayak around Tampa Bay:  Like the weather, the fishing is HOT (but only if you are in the right places).   Honestly,...

Scotty: Products for Fishermen

Long overdue:   A review of an entire company.    An annual supporter of the Captain Mel Classic, this company is one of the originators of kayak fishing accessories.   For a long time they were the...

May 2017: Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

May 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The word is out:  Fishing all over the great state of Florida is exceptionally good.    Will the heat of summer come early for...

Neil Taylor: The Kayak Report

The month of the Captain Mel Classic:  Now in the books, the seventh annual event was another great success with many fun stories and a whole lot of great things for the community.   Charity...

2017 Captain Mel Classic Results

The conclusion of the 2017 Captain Mel Classic.  It was a good one.   It has been great fun every year.   This year, the stories were outstanding as usual.  Anglers received their payouts and with...

Captain Mel Classic Official Rules

Captain Mel Redfish and Trout Tournament Official Rules It’s pretty simple.   It is pretty easy to go by these.   The Classic is “All Amateur” and “All Lure” Boundary:  Lines may only be "cast" in Pinellas or...

The Kayak Report

The great fishing of spring has been here for a while.   The wintertime fishing was OK but I just felt that things were going to explode and have things be a lot better than...

April 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

April 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: The anticipation of spring is over.   It is here. The Tampa Bay region– April is the Month Of The Baitfish.  “Tens of thousands of tons...

Terry Tomalin interviews Guide Neil Taylor

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/boat-show-offers-kayak-fishing-tips/2168924 ST. PETERSBURG — Stop by the Tampa Bay Boat Show at Tropicana Field this weekend and you'll see the top fishing boats on the market. But every angler knows that it takes more than...