Monday, June 26, 2017

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...

When Guides Go on Vacation 4

WHEN GUIDES GO ON VACATION IV I have been told that I don’t go on vacation because my life is a vacation so “I got out of town.” Those who have seen these stories in...

Native “Ultimate” Watercraft

Choosing a kayak can be difficult because there are so many from which to chose. And they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. If you’re an angler, then you can eliminate most cruising...

Kayak Angler “Styles”

Crouching angler, hidden fish  By OKFC President, Fred Rambo III Often, an angler will approach seeking enlightenment as try their hand at paddle fishing styles.  What seems so complex is really quite simple The mystic origins...

Trading Up To a New Kayak

By Neil Taylor, March 2011 Choosing a Kayak or “The Up-Grade” March 1, 2011 It could be a canoe.   It could be a discount store kayak that paddles like a waterlogged two-by-four.    That first paddle-craft got you...

The Kayak Report, 10/15/2016

Wanna go fishin’?   No time like the present.  Literally, things are in Full Fall Mode.   The water’s just right.   Air temperatures are just right.    Fish availability is fanastic.    It is a great time to...

Launch Preliminaries

Efficiency starts long before the angler is ever even near the launch.   Efficiency continues at "setup" at the launch and pays off all day long.    Efficiency is continued during "the hunt" for the fish.  ...

When Guides Go on Vacation 2

August 2012 Neil Taylor, owner and guide:  www.strikethreekayakfishing.com I had not left the Tampa Bay area, other than to go over to the lure factory, since August 2010. It was a time to escape the routine and...

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...

Kayak Fishing for Speckled Trout

By Neil Taylor, Kayak Angler Magazine Speckled Trout by Kayak Late fall, winter and spring is the best time to target Florida’s most popular fish, the speckled trout. These fish are more cooperative and aggressive during...