Anna Maria Island Fishing Report July 20, 2014


Unpredictable weather results in a mixed bag of fish

Hot temperatures and unexpected thunderstorms popping up in the past week have made fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging.

When fishing the summertime months, it’s wise to keep a close eye on the weather radar while you’re out on the water or while planning a day of fishing. You definitely don’t want to get caught on the water when a squall develops. When these fast-forming thunderstorms appear a relaxing fishing trip can turn into a race to shore before you know what’s happening.

Inshore fishers able stay close to port and make it back before a storm hits have a better chance of catching fish on these types of days. Offshore fishers it’s best just to pick another day if the forecast is unfavorable.