Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

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...

February 2017 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

February 2017 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: Good weather has to be around the corner.  Our kayak fishing friends to the north are thawing out, literally after snow and ice...

Take a Kid Fishing

Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing It is our hobby.   You do it enough, you can get your fill of it.    I really don’t need to catch another fish in my lifetime.    I’ve done it...

Kayak: Deep Water Reentry

Solo deep water reentry of a sit-on-top kayak Neil Taylor, Guide Services-Strike Three Kayak Fishing www.strikethreekayakfishing.com www.capmel.com Before you take your first trip to do some kayaking or kayak fishing, one crucial safety preparation one needs to consider...

The Personal Flotation Device

Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing Safety is always priority 1.     The personal flotation device is required safety equipment.    By kayak, in Florida, you do not have to wear it but you must have one...

Errors and Bad Habits

Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing Fishing is not rocket science.   It is my contention that many people make it more difficult than it really is.   That being said, there is a lot of room...

December 2016 Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast

December 2016:  Florida Kayak Fishing Forecast By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: For most kayak anglers, December marks the time for "bundling up" a little more.   Break out the waders and...

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...