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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 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 March 20, 2018

Cold fronts make for perfect sheepherding conditions As yet another cold front engulfs Anna Maria Island with cold temperatures and windy conditions, visiting and local anglers endure the elements in search of a bite. And luckily, there is one — and in comes in a black and white striped package. Yeah, you guessed it. The […]

Fishing Report March 14, 2018

Warm weather or cold weather, fishing remains hot around Anna Maria Island   Local and visiting anglers are experiencing both end of the spectrum of fishing while venturing out into the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Spring-like conditions — where mild temperatures in the low 80s are prevalent — is providing excellent action on the […]

Fishing Report March 4, 2018

March welcomes warm weather, clear waters, great fishing   Fishing around Anna Maria Island keeps getting better and better as the days grow warmer and the waters remain clear. Fishing the lush grass flats that carpet the surrounding bays and Intracoastal Waterway is proving to be nothing less than exceptional. Snook season is now open […]

Fishing Report February 28, 2018

Sunshine and light breezes perfect combination for success The quality of fishing continues to increase as warm sunny skies and light breezes surround Anna Maria Island. Backwater species — snook, trout and redfish — are gradually making their way back to the grass flats in the bays, rivers and Intracoastal Waterway. Live shiners as bait […]

Fishing Report February 14, 2018

Fog might put a damper on boating, but not fishing   Well, how about that fog? Yes, I was fortunate to have charters numerous days and go fishing in near-zero visibility. It’s not that the fog affects the fishing one way or the other, but it sure makes it hard to get around. And, remember, […]

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 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 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 […]