Silver kings arrive, other catches still taking the bait Fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be quite good especially with the much anticipated arrival of tarpon as they migrate along the coast in preparation to spawn. Many anglers are dedicating all of their fishing time to target these elusive fish. Patrolling the beaches […]
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Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.
Clear skies brings crystal clear water and variety of catches With minimal amounts of rain, Anna Maria Island fishers are out enjoying the crystal clear emerald waters in the inland areas and in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing the artificial reefs and wrecks west of Anna Maria is beginning to gear up as migratory species […]
Fish early morning for cooler air, water temps Springtime fishing is going strong as Anna Maria Island fishers prepare for fishing in May. We should start seeing water temperatures climb into the lower 80s as the month progresses which can affect the fishing — especially in the backcountry. Fishing low-light conditions during morning tides to […]
Windy conditions and round seas puts a damper on hot April fishing With strong winds and rough seas, many anglers around Anna Maria Island are deciding to stay off the water until conditions improve. In the back country, many areas of water are cloudy due to being stirred up with the intense winds, which can […]
Warm temps, clear water and gator trout — AMI April trifecta April fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up nicely. With almost zero rainfall, the bays and inland waters are about as clear and emerald green as they can get —especially along the beaches. Anglers are enjoying mild 78-degree water temperatures, which are perfectly […]
On my Just Reel charters, I am frequenting any springtime trout spot, which is paying off well for my clients. Many trout — 18-20 inches — are being caught while free-lining live shiners. In some areas, it’s getting hard to keep bait on the hook — the bite is so frequent.
With water temperatures back on the rise, Anna Maria Island angers are finding themselves unable to control the urge to get on the water and enjoy inshore and offshore fishing. With the clear, emerald green waters of March finally reaching tolerable temperatures on the flats, fishing for snook, redfish and spotted seatrout is shaping up […]
Wild weather in March creates inconsistent bite After experiencing a warm February, Anna Maria Island anglers are receiving a reality check for the last two weeks as sudden cold fronts bringing strong winds and chilly waters are settling in. With water temps dropping more than 10 degrees in a matter of a couple days, the […]
It may be spring break for students, but no break in red tide blooms As we are move through spring break, Anna Maria Island fishers find themselves facing the dark cloud of red tide looming in our local waters. And once again, we’re standing around discouraged and feeling helpless as we watch our delicate ecosystem […]
Snook season is open, be in the know to hookup March is upon us and you can bet most inshore anglers around Anna Maria Island have one thing on their minds – the opening of snook season. With water temps hovering in the low to mid 70s, you can bet the snook are getting hungry […]