Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Avoid thunderstorm storms, red tide for fishing success

With a combination of numerous thunderstorms and toxic levels of red tide present in our local waters, finding a window of opportunity to go fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be challenging at best.  But, don’t be discouraged.  The rains will subside, and, as for the red tide you’ll just need to search […]

Red tide to the north and south, fishing around Anna Maria Island productive

Although red tide still lingers in Tampa Bay to the north and Sarasota Bay to the south, the waters in the immediate area of Anna Maria Island remain fishable.  The waters around Bean Point, Passage and Egmont keys are mostly clear, which is providing sanctuary for numerous fish fleeing red tide. The waters of Terra […]

Red tide looms to the north and south, clean water a must for fishing success

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is sporadic at best while the black cloud of red tide looms to our north and south.  With reports of toxic levels of red tide to the south of Anna Maria Island and toxic levels to our north in Tampa Bay, putting a good bite together is challenging at best.  […]

Hurricane Elsa passes, time to target mangrove snapper

Now that Anna Maria Island has dodged another bullet — this one being hurricane Elsa — it’s time to get back on the water and do some fishing.  It’ll probably take a few days for the waters to settle and become clear again, which can make fishing challenging, but with a little know-how and some […]

Keep an eye on the radar to avoid morning and afternoon storms

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains steady, although dodging the frequent thunderstorms is making access to the water a toss-up.  Most morning are proving to be clear of rain, which is providing a window to get out and attempt to do some fishing.  Afternoon fishing is slightly different as large thunderstorms move west after building […]

Action inshore, offshore as summer officially begins

Amongst the rumors of red tide and large masses of Lyngbya in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island, local and visiting anglers are managing to catch some fish. In fact, the fishing is quite good. Offshore fishing remains on center stage, with numerous reports of gag grouper being caught. American red snapper are taking the […]

Fishing offshore, inshore hotter than June temps

Fishing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico is keeping Anna Maria anglers on plenty of fish.  Offshore captains – David White and Jason Stock are boasting of some of the best offshore fishing occurring in June. Capt. Stock is limiting out daily on American red snapper — as is Capt. White. And, with the wind […]

Return of the once and future king – Tarpon return to AMI waters


It is happening again.  The Royal Poinciana trees are in bloom, boasting an enormous fiery crown of orange flowers casting shade over well-manicured lines.  The love bugs are flying in pairs joined together at the abdomen performing their aerial mating ritual.  The winds have subsided, allowing large cumulonimbus clouds to form in the east growing […]