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Fishing Report February 7, 2018

Winter might last another six weeks, but fishing is heating up   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing some good wintertime action, especially between cold fronts. Most everyone is using live shrimp as bait as it seems to be the top ticket for a variety of species. Casting shrimp under docks and residential canals […]

Fishing Report January 31, 2018

Wintertime fishing productive inshore, offshore Fishing around Anna Maria Island continues to follow a wintertime pattern for yet another week. Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20. With water temperatures both in the bays and in the Gulf of Mexico striving to reach the upper 50s, fishing may require a little patience. On the calm days, […]

Fishing Report January 17, 2018

Careful timing can put you on the trail of fish   Fishing around the barrage of cold fronts we are experiencing can be quite good — if pick the right days. You can pick your fish. You can pick your days. And the days have to be the calm ones in between fronts. A lot […]

Fishing Report January 10, 2018

Weather cools off fishing action for area anglers   Due to the recent arctic blast we experienced to start off 2018, there’s really not a lot to report. With temperatures and chill factor ranging from the 30s to the 50s, most anglers in our area are staying indoors, rather than venturing out looking for a […]

Fishing Report January 3, 2018

Mild winter temps produce stellar fishing action   For yet another week, mild temperatures and stellar fishing conditions make the little paradise we call Anna Maria Island attractive to visiting and local anglers alike. Fishing nearshore and offshore is producing a variety of species, ranging from bottom dwellers — grouper, snapper and hogfish — to migratory […]

Fishing Report December 27, 2017

Fishing between cold fronts results in winter bounty Once again fishing the calm weather before the cold front is proving to supply some excellent fishing experiences for the fishers of Anna Maria Island. Venturing out into the Gulf of Mexico seems to be the ticket for the most consistent action. Bottom fishing around ledges, reefs, […]

Fishing Report December 20, 2017

A string of windy days puts damper on fishing   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be challenging when dealing with numerous windy days back to back. Finding sheltered areas on these days is usually a good bet if you’re trying to bend a rod. Look for areas such as canals where numerous […]

Fishing Report December 13, 2017

Fishing action hot prior to cold front   Fishing prior to the cold fronts is producing excellent action for Anna Maria Island anglers. Fishing the flats is proving to be good for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. Inshore fishing around docks and shallow water structure is also providing action on sheepshead, snapper and gag […]

Fishing Report December 6, 2017

Pleasant weather provides promising fishing action   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is as pleasant as the weather. With a light easterly breezes and calm seas both inshore and offshore adventures are promising. Fishing inshore around the bays and Manatee River is providing good action on spotted seatrout and snook. Redfish are being caught — […]

Fishing Report November 22, 2017

Northeast winds won’t affect fishing, but choose the right spot   The constant northeast winds blowing at 10-20 mph are excellent for someone who wants to fly a kite. Unfortunately, this is an article about fishing, not kite flying.  But don’t be discouraged. Luckily, the winds are out of the northeast, which usually means most […]