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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 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 May 31, 2015

  Once a tarpon fisher, always a tarpon fisher   A gleaming mass of chrome fury erupts skyward amidst an orange sunrise on the horizon of Anna Maria Island. A sequence of aerial acrobatics followed by a series of drag-screaming runs that put the strongest angler to the test. Multiple jumps, skyrocketing, thrashing, twisting in […]

Fishing March 1, 2015

  February ends with the beginning of sheephearding season Well, it’s that time again— The sheep herding has begun. Respectable numbers of fish are being reported throughout our region. Most of the nearshore reefs are holding fish as well as any other rock pile in the bay and in the shallows of the Gulf of […]

Fishing Report January 18, 2015

  Pompano are the species to target in January Typically, January fishing around Anna Maria Island brings one thing to mind for me — pompano. During this month, we start to see a concentration of these tasty fish foraging along our shorelines and through the flats. Although these fish are abundant, it seems to be […]

Fishing Report January 11, 2015

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Hot fishing action in new year despite cold weather January fishing is proving to be productive in our local waters despite recent cold fronts. If you haven’t noticed, mild temperatures and calm waters are out numbering cold windy days and, although unexpected in January, we’ll take what we can get. I’m patrolling the beaches of […]

Fishing Report January 7, 2015

  Great mangrove snapper bite rings in 2015 Wintertime fishing around Anna Maria Island is in full swing. Especially for those fishers who like to target mangrove snapper. Most every rock pile or artificial reef in our local waters is holding good numbers of these feisty fish. If you can’t make it to the reefs, you […]

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 December 7, 2014

  Keep your bait options open to hook up this winter Although a lot of fishers are using shrimp as bait due to cold water temps, keep your options open. On cold, windy days, shrimp are the perfect bait but we also get warm sunny days in Florida in the wintertime. If we happen to […]