Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Be thankful for excellent fishing east of Anna Maria Island

Be thankful for excellent fishing east of Anna Maria Island Although red tide remains lingering around the shores of Anna Maria Island for another week, fishing to the east remains quite good — in fact, in some places, it’s excellent. Fishing the eastern shorelines of Tampa Bay and its connecting waters is proving to provide […]

Taking a gamble of fishing in the gulf pays off if you avoid red tide

Taking a gamble of fishing in the gulf pays off if you avoid red tide. Although patches of red tide still exist in the Gulf of Mexico east of Anna Maria Island, fall fishing is on the upward swing. Although taking the gamble of fishing in the gulf has been quite risky, those who are […]

It’s no trick — fishing is a treat as red tide levels diminish

It’s no trick — fishing is a treat as red tide levels diminish   As of writing this report, red tide levels around Anna Maria Island seem to be lessening as the days go by. Proof of this exists along the beaches where vast schools of bait fish are gathering — attracting predatory species such as […]

Weather, fishing remains hot around Anna Maria Island

Weather, fishing remains hot around Anna Maria Island With red tide becoming less apparent in waters around Anna Maria Island, local and visiting anglers are venturing out on the water once again. Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island and its waters to the east is gradually heating up in anticipation of the fall bite. Catch-and-release […]

Variety of species — for the cooler and catch-and-release found in Tampa Bay

Variety of species — for the cooler and catch-and-release found in Tampa Bay   Fishing to the east of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters is producing a variety of species. Fishing structures around the Sunshine State Skyway Bridge is yielding Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jack crevalle as well as limits […]

Inshore fishing in areas where red tide doesn’t exist is resulting in some of the best fishing of the year for some anglers

Inshore fishing in areas where red tide doesn’t exist is resulting in some of the best fishing of the year for some anglers   Catch-and-release snook and redfish are being found in good numbers throughout the shallow grass flats of southern Tampa Bay. Moving to slightly deeper grass flats is yielding respectable numbers of spotted […]

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is still managing to be good despite red tide

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is still managing to be good despite red tide Take notice that at its September meeting in Tallahassee the FWC directed staff to expand the recent catch-and-release only law for snook and redfish to include all of Tampa Bay — including all of Manatee and Hillsborough counties as well as […]