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Fishing Report July 18, 2018

Summertime fishing pattern finally settles in Fishing around Anna Maria Island has finally settled into a good summertime pattern. Light breezes from the east combined with morning high tides are producing some stellar inshore fishing. The deeper grass flats of Tampa and Sarasota bays are loaded with post-spawn trout. You may have to catch 20-30 […]

Fishing Report July 4, 2018

Head out to the Rod & Reel for some R&R — and great catch-and-release snook action With near perfect weather, fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be stellar — especially at the Rod & Reel Pier on Tampa Bay. Clear, emerald green waters and light breezes from the west are the perfect recipe […]

Fishing Report June 20, 2018

Weather, fish falling into normal summertime pattern Falling into our typical summertime pattern of calm east breezes in the morning followed by thunderstorms in the evening is proving to provide excellent fishing around Anna Maria Island. Inshore fishing is providing good action on spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. Deep grass flats are holding many trout […]

Fishing Report June 13, 2018

Variety of weather conditions produced variety of catches around Anna Maria Island Fishing around Anna Maria Island is host to many varieties of conditions. During the past couple of weeks, we have experienced every spectrum of weather including tropical storm-like conditions from Tropical Storm Alberto. Prior to Alberto, we had some exquisite weather consisting of […]

Fishing Report June 6, 2018

Recent rain not putting a damper on fishing Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent as long as you don’t mind fishing in the rain. Numerous “rain days” have enveloped our little island but that doesn’t seem to bother the fish. At least most of them. Inshore fishing is proving to be good for spotted […]

Fishing Report May 23, 2018

Rainy conditions put damper on tarpon fishing With the arrival of tarpon, fishing around Anna Maria Island has just about all it can offer when it comes to fishing in west central Florida. The inshore bite is still going strong for spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. Other inshore species include Spanish mackerel, big jack crevalle […]

Fishing Report May 15, 2018

The return of the silver king – Tarpon return to Anna Maria waters With the recent arrival of tarpon, I’d say the plate is now full for anglers visiting and fishing around Anna Maria Island. Although the bite is just beginning, the smell of tarpon is in the air. It’s time to dust off your […]

Fishing Report May 9, 2018

May brings consistent weather, fishing conditions Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good for yet another week. With the mild air temperatures and water temps still hovering in the mid 70s which is a welcome sight. Spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are responding positively to the conditions — a perfect recipe for spending a […]

Fishing Report May 2, 2018

Endless fishing possibilities await us in May As we begin the month of May, fishing around Anna Maria Island can have endless possibilities. With water temps still hovering in the mid 70s, inshore fishing is proving to be excellent. Spotted seatrout seem to be dominating the bite. Fishing the lush grass flats of Sarasota Bay […]

Fishing Report February 21, 2018

February fishing action as hot as the temperature With temperatures in the mid 80s in mid February, Anna Maria Island fishers are enjoying springtime conditions. God, I love it down here in Florida. Water temps are on the rise, which is allowing the flats to host some excellent fishing, particularly for those targeting snook and […]