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.

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The Academy will be a valuable tool for the non-kayak fishing anglers but a certain amount of the instruction will be geared toward the non-motorized angler.

Who:   Neil Taylor is the lead instructor.   In his tenth year taking instructional kayak fishing charters, Neil’s role as an outdoor writer and speaker make him a perfect choice to conduct this course.  It will be instructional and entertaining.   An outdoor writer, speaker and serious guide, the information in this program is valuable.

WhereBill Jackson Shop for Adventure, Pinellas Park.  This store is the ultimate in outdoor equipment and supplies.   The meeting room is perfect for hosting this school and for utilizing the pool to demonstrate the best ways for working lures.

When:  August 21st:  11AM

What:    The Academy is a four to five hour course on kayak fishing, using lures and all things necessary to be successful catching fish.   The total picture:   The tackle, the kayaks, the tides, wind and weather and your trip plan.   Nothing replaces the instruction on a charter but this is a one day, intensive course that should help both the beginners to get on the right track and the experienced to polish up their skills.

Learn how to:

Tie good knots

Properly rig lures

Study the Tides, Wind and Weather

Cast longer and with more accuracy

Locate fish
Effectively work lures to catch more fish
Learn to use your kayak more efficiently

Enjoy your time on the water to the fullest

Cost:   $30 gets you the course, some extras from Strike Three Kayak Fishing sponsors and a grilled lunch at the end of the session
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Want some extra free help with your fishing?  Come to Kayak Fishing Skool, the fourth Thursday of every month at Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park, 6:30 to 7:45PM.  Current events, fishing information and topics.

Tune in to our radio show on Sunday mornings for fishing reports and tips that information is listed below.   You can listen to the archived shows on podcast at:

Neil Taylor
Owner and guide:
(Cell) 727-692-6345
Owner and site administrator:

Co-host: Outdoor Fishing Adventures, 8 to 9AM Sundays on 1040 “The Team”

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Neil Taylor
Full time kayak fishing guide, Neil was an advocate for conservation since before the time he started guiding. Outdoor writer, speaker and radio show host, Neil connected closely with Captain Mel Berman and did many positives with Mel to promote ethical angling. After Mel passed away, Neil managed and eventually became that web site’s owner.