Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Fishing Report – 10/2013

shark fishing anna maria island

   October is finally here and the long-awaited cooler weather is around the corner. The water temps in the Gulf of Mexico have dropped to around 80 degrees. This slight drop has triggered a feed. Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, blue runners and bonito are corralling bait schools around the beaches. Look for diving birds to locate […]

Fishing Report – 9/2013

snook fishing anna maria island

  In September, we experience afternoon thunderstorms on around Anna Maria Island on a regular basis. You can expect to see at least a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers five days a week.   Granted, these small squalls may last up to an hour although usually the duration is only 20 minutes or so. […]

Fishing Report – 8/2013

Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up for the month, especially around structures. Just about any structure you can find is holding mangrove snapper. Whether you’re fishing bridges, piers, artificial reefs or wrecks, now is the time to catch your limit of this tasty, hard-fighting fish. Small live shiners or shrimp are working […]

Fishing Report – 4/2013

  Sheepshead are still biting good from the skyway bridge all the way down Longboat Key.  Artificial reefs seem to be holding bigger fish than docks.  Live shrimp combined with a knocker rig consisting of a 1/2 oz egg sinker and a 1/0 circle hook are getting the job done. John Quill of Maryland has the […]

Fishing Report – 3/2013

redfish fishing report march anna maria island

   On last week’s trip with Jen Kroeger and her daughter Evelyn, we dock-fished for reds using a knocker rig baited with live shrimp. A knocker rig usually has a free-sliding egg sinker located just above the hook or above a swivel.       This trip was on Friday the 1st which was the beginning of […]

Fishing Report – 2/2013

anna maria island fishing report february 2013

The cooler weather has allowed for my clients and I to enjoy a great snapper and sheepshead bite. Grouper are also being caught near any Tampa Bay structure. Shrimp and pinfish are the key baits, and smaller hooks or 1/2 ounce jigheads have been my preferred tackle in these conditions. I imagine that the bite […]