Fishing Report May 24, 2015


Tarpon remain targetable in waters surrounding Anna Maria Island 



Tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches is in full swing now. Schooling fish can be found along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Long Boat Key with frequency. You can also spot schools in Longboat Pass, Bean Point and the southwest pass and shipping channel at Egmont Key.

Live bait offerings are producing the best action on these schooling tarpon. Live pass crabs, threadfin herring or shiners are the baits of choice for seasoned tarpon fishers. “Dead baiting” with threadfin herring is also a proven method to attract a bite — especially when the tarpon are inactive and staging up on the sandy bottom milling about. Size of tarpon catches are ranging from 30 pounds to 180 pounds. Early morning tides are providing the best bite, although catches are being reported through all daytime hours.

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  1. Elaine says:

    Hi Danny
    Congratulations on your new business venture.
    Tom and l are looking forward to 2016 when yet again we will be returning for another exciting fishing trip. Have you had time to put our May trip onto CD. We are looking forward to reliving it all over again
    Elaine & Tom

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