Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Thunderstorm, snook, old fisher: My night at AMCP

Thunderstorm, snook, old fisher: My night at AMCP Published in the Islander September 19, 2017 It was nearing 6 o’clock in the evening as I steered the boat toward the Mainsail Marina. My clients sat in front of me, talking about how many fish they had caught and enjoying the warm air that was […]

Head north to Tampa Bay to find clean water and fish

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent to the north. Fishing Tampa Bay and the Manatee River is yielding many species of fish —most of which are fleeing red tide. Speaking of red tide, I am hearing reports that things are starting to clear up. Areas around Longboat Pass and Coquina Beach are showing signs […]

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good despite red tide

There are plenty of fish to be caught in areas where red tide doesn’t exist. In these areas, I’m noticing the water to be clean, clear and holding plenty of fish. Whether fishing inshore or slightly offshore, the key is getting to your spot without running through patches of red tide. Avoiding these patches or […]

Be in the know — Avoid the red tide to find the fish

Despite being overtaken by red tide, Anna Maria Island fishing can still be productive.  Fishing the outer boundaries of the red tide or traveling north to where there is no contaminated water is key to finding the bite. The highest levels of red tide seem to be remaining from the Manatee Bridge south to Sarasota […]

Dodge rainstorms to stay dry and to hone in on the fish

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be quite good as long as you’re willing to dodge the frequent rain showers — and I mean frequent. Actually, the numerous showers are brief which is kind of nice because they cool everything down a little. Just remember to watch for lightning. When you see it, […]

Fishing Report July 18, 2018

Summertime fishing pattern finally settles in Fishing around Anna Maria Island has finally settled into a good summertime pattern. Light breezes from the east combined with morning high tides are producing some stellar inshore fishing. The deeper grass flats of Tampa and Sarasota bays are loaded with post-spawn trout. You may have to catch 20-30 […]