Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.

Weather, flats fishing heats up as February comes to an end

With near perfect weather settling in around Anna Maria Island, the fishing is sure to follow suit. As for the last week of February, we are experiencing temperatures in the mid 80s, resulting in the perfect scenario for some great springtime fishing. The tail end of sheepshead bite is going strong — but not for […]

Stellar weather results in near perfect fishing conditions

With a week’s worth of stellar weather conditions, fishing around Anna Maria Island has been pleasurable. Calm waters and warm southernly breezes have made for some near perfect days on the water. Inshore fishing has been quite good for catch-and-release redfish. Fishing around docks in the bays and Intracoastal Waterway is yielding many 15- to […]

Warm weather, calm seas perfect formula for fishing success

With a stretch of some of the most beautiful weather, visiting and local fishers are eager to get out on the water. Fishing inshore around Anna Maria Island is producing decent numbers of sheepshead. Whether fishing around docks, piers, bridges or reefs and wrecks, sheepshead are the most abundant species. Using live shrimp as bait […]

Despite cold weather, fishing remains hot in January

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

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.

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 […]