Drum Beat (it) Big Mack Large Ladies

Happy Easter It appears our fabulous run of Black Drum has ended for 2010. Sunday morning I was unable to find the school then a double check around noon yielded the same results. It was a great 4 weeks for Captain’s Stevens anglers who got to tangle with these mega bruisers up to 50 pounds. […]

Nolan’s 50 pound drum

One of the great parts of being a professional Captain is the people you meet. One of my favorite charters has to be father & son teams. Wednesday it was a pleasure to welcome back Barry and his son Nolan for another day on the water. Last year Nolan caught just about every species of […]

Spring time Tampa Bay

The plan was simple for Saturday morning, arrive on the flats off Pinellas Point first, then find the school of big black drum at sunup. Then get in the action before the intense boat pressure arrives. Boy was Captain Steven wrong! Boats were lined up all over the flat looking for the school, it only […]

Redfish wakeup Tampa Bay

Redfish are starting to show up with better consistency than anytime Captain Steven has seen the last 3 months. While temperatures are still on the below normal side 70 degree days have slowly raised the water temperatures out of the 50’s and into the 60’s. The increase has enticed reds to push up onto local […]