Cold snap is a window to great fall fishing With a recent cold front, raising the awareness that winter is just around the corner, Anna Maria Island anglers are anxiously gearing up for the fall bite. With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time to experience some great fall fishing on the inland […]
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Anna Maria Island Fishing Reports from Captain Danny Stasny.
On my Just Reel charters, I’m seeing a mixed bag of snook, redfish and spotted seatrout. The snook and trout are quite apparent in the back country. As for the reds, I’m seeing some mixed in while snook fishing.
Fishing may be good near Anna Maria, but now is time to focus on areas to the south In such proximity to the aftermath of hurricane Ian laying severe and utter devastation and displacement to our neighbors to the south and east of us, I hardly find it appropriate to boast about how good the […]
Redfish are highlight during rainy September As we find ourselves in the peak of the rainy season, Anna Maria Island angers are enjoying a variety of catches in Anna Maria Sound and the surrounding waters. Schooling redfish are the highlight with several large schools of fish being found throughout the flats. Finding the schools is […]
Frequent rainstorms pushes freshwater, fish from Manatee River With many afternoon and evening thunderstorms, Anna Maria anglers are finding themselves gathering around the mouth of the Manatee River in search of a bite. The result of the massive rainstorms raises the water levels of Lake Manatee to dangerous levels which triggers large releases of fresh […]
Inshore trio — redfish, snook and trout — coming to the hook Fishing around Anna Maria Island in September can have its ups and downs. And with the extreme heat and numerous thunderstorms that seem to pop up out of nowhere, finding that sweet spot when the tides are right and the fish are biting […]
Keep your eye on the sky, radar for days of safe, dry fishing If you are going to fish around Anna Maria Island in September, make sure you bring a raincoat. Numerous pop-up thunderstorms are the norm, and at times, can be quite intense so being prepared and knowledgeable about the weather is key when […]
Fishing in August around Anna Maria Island is requiring patience and tolerance to the heat. Fishing the inshore waters of Tampa Bay is slightly challenging as water temperatures hover in the mid- to upper 80s, which causes the bite to slow down. Spotted seatrout are the most consistent bite and even they are requiring some […]
Good tidal flow important as water temps rise By Capt. Danny Stasny Just Reel Fishing Charters Fishing success around Anna Maria Island is becoming greatly dependent on tidal flow, as our surrounding waters are reaching temperatures of 88 degrees. This is especially apparent on days when the weaker tides exist, as you’ll notice the fish […]
Move offshore to deeper water for action during hot August days By Capt. Danny Stasny Just Reel Fishing Charters Fishing the offshore waters west of Anna Maria Island is proving to remain consistent for yet another week. Anglers in search of a fish dinner are wise to venture into the depths in search of a […]