Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Jig Rules!

By Captain Mel Berman After eons of fishing, I have come to the conclusion that my all-time favorite lure type is the common jig. They are inexpensive, come in an appealing (to fishers and fish)...

Catch a Florida Memory with 11-year-old Tristan

Catch a Florida Memory with 11-year-old Tristan BODY,.aolmailheader {font-size:10pt; color:black; font-family:Arial;} a.aolmailheader:link {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:visited {color:magenta; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:active {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:hover {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} Feb. 13, 2017 Facebook:...

Jigging Tampa Bay for Pompano

By CapMel.com Forum Member “AQUAHOLIK”  I’ve been meaning to gather my thoughts and experience and put it on paper and share it with everyone. First of all, I am no expert; I just spend a...

Seared Sea Scallops With Sriracha Beurre Blanc

Seared Sea Scallops are one of our all-time favorite dishes. Sweet, nutty, slightly salty and with a crisp caramelized crust, seared sea scallops are all that is good about seafood, they taste like nothing...

The Kayak Fishing Academy: Get better on the water

This session is strong for people who are non-kayak.  It is a comprehensive look at fishing Tampa Bay. To register:  Send an email to Livelybaits@aol.com Find this on Facebook  "The Kayak Fishing Academy" The Academy will be...

Tampa Bay seagrass assessment

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More On: “Launch Ramp Follies”

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Last week we featured a widely read article that all boaters can relate to entitled “Launch Ramp Follies”.  Needless to say, this evoked several interesting responses from many of our...

Do Away With The Regs?

Those who would do away with the regs  By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA On one of my970-WFLA “Capt. Mel Shows” some called to talk about the lack of trout this year. Many blamed the...

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...

2013 The Year In Review

In development all last year, the final publishing fell behind schedule due to the usual distractions.   2013 was unique, like most every year is.   As a fishing guide, never easy if there are challenges...