Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pompano have arrived, bringing fight and great eating

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-pompano-have-arrived-bringing-fight-and-great-eating/2326545 By Neil Taylor, Times Correspondent Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:44pm What's hot: Pompano have hit full force in Tampa Bay.  An annual phenomena, we will catch pompano at will for the next four months.    ...

Targeting Baby Tarpon

 By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Most regard tarpon as a springtime-only species. But experienced anglers know of the fun of catching (and carefully releasing) the lively juveniles during the cooler months of the year. Baby...

Tampa River Fish

 By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Upon launching, most of us head for the flats, mangroves, passes and beaches. But there’s also a savvy group of anglers who go in the opposite direction – to the...

The Bite Is On

 By Capt. Mel Berman, 970-WFLA ”If it was any nicer day, I couldn’t stand it!” That was a favorite exclamation of an old, now departed friend, Billy Ray Connors when we got out on a...

Tampa Bay Area Kayak Launches

 Launch ideas for the kayak angler By Neil Taylor, Strike Three Kayak Fishing On the Backwaters, Beaches and Bays radio program on October 16, I talked briefly about kayak launches around the region.   They are very plentiful...

Gear: The Right Stuff

Paddle Fishing Gear One of the number one questions asked by the new kayak angler is where they should budget their funds, into the kayak, the paddle, a good seat?  My answer is always the...

Sea Trout’s Frisky Silvery Cousin

By Captain Mel Berman The silver trout is one species that shows up where and when it darn well pleases. About four years ago, these feisty fish appeared in great numbers at one of my...

Tuf-Line XP and Duracast

Tuf-Line XP & Duracast By Neil Taylor, www.strikethreekayakfishing.com There are as many choices in braided lines these days as there are rods and reels.   For every angler, it comes down to choices.    These items are put...

Lunker Reds of Upper Tampa Bay

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, Florida Fishing Weekly The dramatic recovery of redfish has to be one of Florida’s most remarkable marine success stories. In 1987, the state shut down the harvest of this popular species...

Sun, Fun: But Take Care

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Living here in the Sunshine State is a sheer joy, especially for those of us who are addicted to fishing. Yet, most of us don’t realize, or aren’t aware of...