Thursday, May 25, 2017

Unhook Your Snook: Fish Handling Revisited

Unhook your Snook: Release Tips Revisited http://www.snookfoundation.org/news/fishing/635-unhook-your-snook-release-tips-revisited.html Written by Neil Taylor (photos by Alissa Vinoski) | 14 August 2013 Hold the fish horizontally using both hands to support the weight, especially the big ones.Proper fish handling- A...

Captain Mel Berman: Florida Marine Times

Captain Mel Berman 1929 - 2010 By: Florida Marine Times Captain Mel Berman — broadcast pioneer, popular fishing talk show host, licensed captain and charter fishing skipper, friend to fisherman, outdoorsman, and conservationist alike — passed away,...

2016 Capt Mel Classic, News and Notes

2016 Captain Mel Trout & Redfish Classic Celebrate The Life & Passion of Captain Mel Berman To register and to get complete tournament information and detailed rules, go to www.capmel.com and click on the “Captain Mel...

Baby Tarpon

By CAPT. PAT DAMICO What is my favorite saltwater fish to chase with the long rod? I’m often asked this question. I usually qualify it by saying, “Tailing redfish in shallow water, snook around lighted...

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...

August 2016 Kayak Fishing Forecast

August 2016 By Neil Taylor and capmel.com kayak fishing staff contributors Around the state: It is a great month to see some changes.   The days getting shorter every day, there will be mature baitfish all over 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...

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....