Tag Archives: 2014

Fishing Report September 3, 2017

Crystal clear waters replaced by sweet water, fish don’t seem to mind   If you’re looking to go fish the crystal-clear waters surrounding Anna Maria Island, it’s not going to happen this week. Of course, you can go fishing, but as for the clear water, you may have to wait a little while for Lake […]

Fishing Report December 21, 2014

  Merry Christmas and happy fishing Those of you who are out fishing rather than getting your last minute Christmas shopping done, know trying to get a bite this time of year can be challenging. Don’t be discouraged though, for there can be some of the best fishing you’ll ever come across, if you know […]

Fishing Report December 14, 2014

  The holiday season brings pompano to area waters With the Christmas season approaching, another season is doing the same. Yes, that’s right — it’s time to start stalking the shorelines for pompano. The beaches of Anna Maria Island are a great place to start searching. Despite the beach renourishment totally changing our local shoreline, […]

Fishing Report November 9, 2014

  Make the best of those nasty cold fronts What better way to celebrate our first real cold front then to sit down to a sheepshead dinner? For those of you who enjoy catching and eating sheepies, you know what I’m talking about. There’s something that clicks in my mind every fall when temperatures drop […]

Fishing Report – 3/2014

snapper and grouper anna maria island

I’m seeing decent amounts of linesiders gathering along mangrove shorelines, docks and canals, where the bite is occurring on live shrimp and shiners. Typically, since the water temps are still in the upper 60s to low 70s, the best bite is occurring during the afternoon outgoing tides. By this time of day, the sun has […]

Fishing Report – 2/2014

   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains constant as long as the weather follows suit. Calm days and clear water are prime opportunities to get out and target nearshore and inshore species.    Pompano are readily available and are being caught on a variety of live baits and artificials, or a combination. Small pompano jigs […]