Thursday, March 30, 2017

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

    By Neil Taylor, guide with Strike Three Kayak Fishing and Captain Mel Berman They are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we encounter...

Big gator trout – showing up at a flats near you

Here in Florida, there’s rarely a time of year when we need to hang up our tackle. As a matter of fact, each season has its run of wonderful gamefish to keep lines tight...

Those trips that keep us coming back for more

By Captain Mel Berman No matter how many years one has behind a fishing rod, it always comes as a complete surprise – that one trip which yields satisfying results. Arriving at your designated honey...

The Fish Are Our Partners- Please Handle With Care

By Captain Mel Berman One thing is certain - most of today’s Florida fishing community has bought into catch and release. And articulate conservation minded experts like Tampa Bay guide Neil Taylor has championed that...

Your Basic Fish Catcher, the Jig

By Captain Mel Berman Most fishing enthusiasts are weird. They drag around gargantuan tackle boxes, packed so tightly with lures they can hardly get the darned thing closed. Yet, if subjected to a reality check,...

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...

The Fish Are Our Partners- Please Handle With Care

One thing is certain - most of today’s Florida fishing community has bought into catch and release. And articulate conservation minded experts like Tampa Bay guide Neil Taylor has championed that concept. It’s his...

Holding big fish vertically — A death sentence?

We've all done it -- posing proudly for a photograph with that huge lunker held vertically by a Boga Grip. But have we ever considered what is the physical impact to that fish, and...

Money, Women and Fishing Holes

<!-- --> Capt. Clay has fished the Tampa Bay area waters for snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and many other species of fish for well over a decade now and he’s been very involved in the local...

It’s not the end result, it’s the journey

<!-- --> Originally introduced  by Mel and Ginny's daughter Debbie, they shared a lot together.  Men of considerable wit, intelligence and "drive", Mel and Jay shared a number of interests.   Aside from all of...