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Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Inshore, offshore fishing heats up as March nears an end

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is finally settling into its springtime pattern. Despite a few mild cold fronts, fishing inshore and offshore is really heating up. Catch-and-release snook are dominating the inshore bite for those looking to bend a rod. Shallow grass flats adjacent to mangrove shorelines are holding exceptional numbers of linesiders as they […]

Know weather conditions, best bait for most hookups

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is host to all spectrums of weather in March. Some days we experience hot, humid weather with no breeze to be found. Other days are more spring-like with warm sun and cool breezes. And other days are cold, dreary and windy. During these fluctuations in conditions, anglers need to adapt […]

Despite cold fronts, spring fishing heating up

Despite a few erratic weather patterns from the west, Anna Maria Island fishing is shaping up to be an excellent spring bite. Spotted seatrout are making a showing on the deeper grass flats in Tampa Bay and its inland waters to the east. The same applies of catch-and-release snook which have made a bold showing […]

Weather, flats fishing heats up as February comes to an end

With near perfect weather settling in around Anna Maria Island, the fishing is sure to follow suit. As for the last week of February, we are experiencing temperatures in the mid 80s, resulting in the perfect scenario for some great springtime fishing. The tail end of sheepshead bite is going strong — but not for […]

Stellar weather results in near perfect fishing conditions

With a week’s worth of stellar weather conditions, fishing around Anna Maria Island has been pleasurable. Calm waters and warm southernly breezes have made for some near perfect days on the water. Inshore fishing has been quite good for catch-and-release redfish. Fishing around docks in the bays and Intracoastal Waterway is yielding many 15- to […]

Warm weather, calm seas perfect formula for fishing success

With a stretch of some of the most beautiful weather, visiting and local fishers are eager to get out on the water. Fishing inshore around Anna Maria Island is producing decent numbers of sheepshead. Whether fishing around docks, piers, bridges or reefs and wrecks, sheepshead are the most abundant species. Using live shrimp as bait […]

Despite cold weather, fishing remains hot in January

Despite cold weather, fishing remains hot in January With cold fronts sweeping down from the north, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent for a variety of fish. Venturing into the Gulf of Mexico on days when the seas are calm is yielding a great bite for those looking to go out and get “the […]