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Fishing Report March 1, 2017

  Fishing action shaping up to be great as spring approaches Fishing around Anna Maria Island is constantly improving as we approach springtime and with snook season opening in March 1, in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, and remaining open through April 30, it’s only going to get better. With the weather […]

Fishing Report December 13, 2015

  Avoid areas with red tide to find the fish   With red tide still being reported throughout our region, opportunity for the local fishing may seem bleak. Don’t be discouraged. Finding fish that will bite may be more challenging, but there are fish to be caught. On my charters, I’m migrating to the Gulf […]

Fishing Report September 12, 2015

  Mangrove snapper — the ace in the hole Mangrove snapper fishing is still going strong around inshore, nearshore and offshore structure. On a recent morning, while fishing with Steve Phelps, chef/owner of Indigenous restaurant in Sarasota, we experienced the bite firsthand. We started around seven in the morning along the beaches of Anna Maria […]

Fishing Report September 1, 2015

Snook – Its what’s for Dinner As of Sept. 1, snook season is open in our region. So, from now until December 1, those anglers wanting to harvest a snook within the designated slot of 28-33 inches may do so. That being said, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, is encouraging anglers who do […]

Fishing Report August 23, 2015

  If I have to fillet another snapper…   If I have to fillet another snapper…kind of sounds like a complaint but actually it’s the complete opposite. I love catching mangrove snapper, and I love eating them, too. And, as a charter captain, I can speak for my clients by saying they like to catch […]

Fishing Report August 16, 2015

  Weather and fishing fall into August pattern   Fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks is resulting in mangrove snapper, flounder and juvenile grouper. Migratory fish such as Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and blue runner can also be found around structure this month. For all of these species, live shiners are the bait of choice. […]

Fishing Report August 9, 2015

  Stop watching the radar and go fish   The weather is back to normal and the fishing is following suit. Light east winds in the morning followed by a sea breeze and 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. Ahhh. A sigh of relief. If you haven’t been out since the storms dissipated, here’s […]

Fishing Report August 2, 2015

  Rain, rain go away — please stay out of Tampa Bay If you like fishing in the rain, this past week was your week. Like clockwork, thunderstorms developing in the Gulf of Mexico were taking landfall every morning usually before 10 a.m. Does this affect the fishing you ask? No too much, the fish […]

Fishing Report July 26, 2015

  Summer fishing – hot in more ways that one Fishing around Anna Maria Island in the heat of July can be a challenging venture to say the least. With water temps hovering in the mid to upper 80s choosing the right time and spot are imperative. Most fishers in the backcountry are making an […]

Fishing Report July 12, 2015

Beat the heat — fish early or go deep Well, if I said fishing around Anna Maria Island is good as it gets, I’d be lying. Or better yet, let’s say I’d be slightly exaggerating the truth — that sounds better. Although the fishing is not exceptional, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fish to be […]