Winds determine where to fish in January Fishing around Anna Maria Island is following its typical wintertime pattern. When the seas are calm, it’s wise to venture out into the Gulf of Mexico for snappers, groupers and hogfish. When the wind blows, and the Gulf is too rough, it’s time to target sheepshead, black drum […]
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 […]
Windy days puts damper on holiday fishing Although Anna Maria Island fishers are experiencing day after day of wind, those willing to persevere are finding a bite. The most popular bite by far is the sheepshead bite. Casting live shrimp around structure — sea walls, piers, bridges and especially residential docks — is producing decent numbers […]
With almost spring-like conditions in January, AMI fishing is exceptional. Whether inshore, nearshore or offshore, there are fish to be caught and beautiful weather to enjoy. The inshore bite for spotted seatrout is proving to be quite good when using artificials such as soft plastics combined with a jig head. While targeting trout, you will […]
The gift of fishing — the perfect present I think Santa Claus gave us an early Christmas Present this year. In my travels throughout the waters of Palma Sola Bay, north to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and out to Egmont Key, I am not noticing any red tide. In fact, the waters look so pristine […]
Transitional weather results in different species to target With the cold from the north becoming more frequent, fishing around Anna Maria Island is still good, although you might say it’s going through a transitional phase. You see, as water temperatures drop, some fish change their habits. This can include where they are, when they feed […]
Fish catches as varied as recent weather Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good as long as you’re fishing east toward the Manatee River and the oyster shorelines of southern Tampa Bay. Catch-and-release snook fishing is trending to be the best bite, although with the recent cold fronts, I imagine that the bite will be […]
Fish catches as varied as recent weather
Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good as long as you’re fishing east toward the Manatee River and the oyster shorelines of southern Tampa Bay.
Fishing north of Anna Maria Island proves to be excellent despite red tide slowly creeping up on us from the south.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t come into Tampa Bay — invading the last sanctuary for our inshore fish such as snook, redfish and trout.
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 […]