Tag Archives: anna maria fishing

Fishing Report November 15, 2017

Mild temps and calm waters result in hot fishing action Fall fishing around Anna Maria Island is getting better and better as we experience these mild temperatures and calm waters. As a result of the two cold fronts we’ve recently experienced, the waters have cooled down just enough to trigger fish to start feeding in […]

Fishing Report October 25, 2017

Fast-action species keep Anna Maria Island anglers busy   Fall fishing around Anna Maria Island is host to some fast-action species that are sure to keep local and visiting anglers occupied. While patrolling the beaches, I’m seeing schools of Spanish mackerel as close as 100 yards from the shore to about a mile of the […]

Fishing Report October 18, 2017

Fall fishing pattern starts up, seasonal species arrive Fishing around Anna Maria Island is holding into its fall pattern with the arrival of seasonal species. Kingfish are making a showing along the beaches of Anna Maria as well as the artificial reefs. Slow trolling large shiners or threadfin herring on a light wire rig is […]

Fishing Report October 11, 2017

Cooler weather forecast, great fishing to come   A slight drop in temperature around Anna Maria Island has local and visiting anglers anticipating some great fishing. Cool breezes and cooler water temps are finally settling into our coastal areas and with them comes a forecast for some great fishing. Snook are starting to meander back […]

Fishing Report October 4, 2017

Persistence, patience key players in catching keepers   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is now settling back to a normal September-like pattern. In fact, some areas are producing catches of 30–40 trout. That being said, a lot of the trout are coming in at 13-14 inches, which is just under slot. I am managing to […]

Fishing Report June 11, 2017

Heavy rains, windy conditions put damper on fishing action Well, it looks like its back to the old drawing board for anglers who plan fishing around Anna Maria Island this week. After numerous days of long-lasting thunderstorms and strong winds, fishing our local waters is proving to be nothing less than challenging. Murky water is […]

Fishing Report April 30, 2017

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is holding strong in both the backcountry and offshore Flats fishing for catch-and-release snook is pretty darn good as long as the tide is moving. The same applies for spotted seatrout. Live shiners cast into sandy potholes on deep grass areas are a surefire way to get onto these fish. […]

Fishing Report April 23, 2017

Inshore, offshore fishing results in a variety of species  Despite the abundance of boaters throughout our region, fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to put smiles on both local and visiting anglers. The inshore bite on snook and spotted seatrout is especially good with limits of trout being caught daily and rallies on snook. […]

Fishing Report April 16, 2017

Clear waters, perfect weather, tough fishing   Although the weather is beautiful and the waters are clear, fishing around Anna Maria Island is slightly challenging at the moment. Some blame it on the last cold front we experienced, others blame it on the full moon. Well, whatever it is, the fishing is tough. That being […]

Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Winds don’t stop steady fishing action   With the winds blowing up to 25 mph for what seems like an eternity, fishing around Anna Maria Island is maintaining a steady bite for those of us who are determined or just don’t know any better. Spotted seatrout are being found in respectable numbers throughout the flats […]