Fishing Reports

For daily updates to see whats biting on my trips check out my Facebook page “Hit and Run” Fishing Charters or my personal Facebook page and search for Tyler Kapela. You can also follow me on Instagram @tyler_kapela to see up to date photo’s/videos.

  • By Captain Tyler // Jul 3 2013

    Hello everyone!

    Theres no doubt, we have had some wild weather this entire season but we have had some unbelievable days on the water as well! Over the past couple weeks we have seen some incredible tarpon fishing, crazy shark action, and a solid bite for inshore brutes like inshore gag grouper, large jack crevalle, and a few cobia. Local favorites like snook, trout, bluefish, spanish mackerel, and flounder also made a decent showing.

    First things first, TARPON! Up until this recent bout of flooding rains that have kept me off of the water for nearly a week, we were experiencing a solid influx of the majestic “silver king” into the area. It was commonplace to literally s...

  • By Captain Tyler Kapela // Nov 27, 2012

    Hello everyone!The past couple weeks have yielded excellent results for upper slot (18″-27″) redfish as well as oversized “bull reds”, “doormat” sized flounder, “gator” trout, and bluefish. The weather has finally cooled the gulf water temps down low enough to drive fish from deeper areas up onto shallow flats during the warmer parts of the day. It has also driven snook into warmer protected areas where they can be more easily targeted. From now through March is typically when the best sight fishing on the flats occurs due to crystal clear water, shorter grass, and loads of fish to target. Redfish have been starting to school up near large schools of mullet on shallow flat...

  • By Captain Tyler Kapela, Hit and Run Fishing Charters // Nov 12 2012

    Hello Everyone The fishing has ben excellent here in Tampa Bay for the past few weeks! The recent cool down has brought out the best in some of our resident species like big bull redfish, monster speckled trout, and doormat flounder. We also got into a random school of  around 2000 massive black-drum from 20-60lbs that was a blast for a couple weeks. Snook, bluefish, bonito, catch and release grouper, and the ever present ladyfish also made the report. Fish are transitioning to a winter time pattern after an early season cool down pushing favored species like redfish, trout and flounder into the shallows in search of warmer waters. After cold snaps, literally hundreds of these fish can b...