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For finicky fish carry an assortment of baits to ensure hookups

Tarpon seem to be the main attraction in the water surrounding Anna Maria Island for yet another week. Many anglers are suffering from tarpon fever due to spending hours and even days on the water attempting to get a hook up. Schools of fish are being found cruising the beaches of Longboat Key, Anna Maria […]

Summer break begins, but no break for hookups

For yet another week, tarpon are the main attraction for anglers who live in or are visiting West Central Florida.  The surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island, being a prime destination for both the anglers and the tarpon, are getting much attention as of the past few weeks.  Schooling tarpon are being spotted along the […]

The return of the king – the silver king returns to our local waters

The long-awaited migration of tarpon to the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island is beginning to occur, although the real push of fish has yet to arrive.  Targetable schools are here, but are spread out quite thin.  That’s not to say they weren’t being caught this past week, but just not as frequently as they could […]