Heavy rains, windy conditions put damper on fishing action
Well, it looks like its back to the old drawing board for anglers who plan fishing around Anna Maria Island this week.
After numerous days of long-lasting thunderstorms and strong winds, fishing our local waters is proving to be nothing less than challenging. Murky water is making it difficult to fish the flats as well as along the beaches. On days when the winds are calm, fishing nearshore structure is proving to be the best option. Mangrove snapper, juvenile grouper and flounder are present in these areas.
This being said, conditions are improving daily. Fishing prior to the weather was nothing less than stellar and I imagine it will get back to that status after everything has had a chance to calm down. Getting back into our normal summertime pattern of calm east breezes during the day and the typical thunderstorms in the evening is pertinent. And it will come. When the waters clear up from all of the stirred up sand and runoff we will see the fishing to be as good as it ever was.