Tag Archives: fishing charters

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report November 16, 2022

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report November 16, 2022 Late season hurricane puts damper on hot fall bite Prior to the blow caused by Hurricane Nicole, fishing around Anna Maria Island was quite good. I anticipate the same once things settle down.  With Just Reel Fishing Charters, I am working the flats […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report November 9, 2022

Fish on fall feed despite summer-like temps Fishing the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island with Just Reel Fishing Charters is on an upward swing as we move through fall.  Although recent temperatures in the mid to upper 80s doesn’t feel like fall, the fish sure are on their fall feed. I’m sure they sense something […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report November 2, 2022

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report November 2, 2022 Water temps cool, fishing heats up as we move into November As we settle into the month of November, anglers fishing around Anna Maria Island can expect the fall bite to really kick off.  Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks will be available […]

Reprint – Night time tarpon fishing at Rocky Bluff 11-01-17

Night time Tarpon fishing at Rocky Bluff It was mid-afternoon at the Mainsail Marina as I finished filleting my clients catch. They had kept two kingfish in the 20-pound range and wished to make smoked fish dip to share with their friends and family. It was fall, and the cooler nights had dropped the water […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report October 26, 2022

Cold snap is a window to great fall fishing With a recent cold front, raising the awareness that winter is just around the corner, Anna Maria Island anglers are anxiously gearing up for the fall bite.  With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time to experience some great fall fishing on the inland […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report October 19, 2022

On my Just Reel charters, I’m seeing a mixed bag of snook, redfish and spotted seatrout. The snook and trout are quite apparent in the back country. As for the reds, I’m seeing some mixed in while snook fishing. 

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report October 12, 2022

Fishing may be good near Anna Maria, but now is time to focus on areas to the south In such proximity to the aftermath of hurricane Ian laying  severe and utter devastation and displacement to our neighbors to the south and east of us, I hardly find it appropriate to boast about how good the […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report September 28, 2022

Redfish are highlight during rainy September  As we find ourselves in the peak of the rainy season, Anna Maria Island angers are enjoying a variety of catches in Anna Maria Sound and the surrounding waters.  Schooling redfish are the highlight with several large schools of fish being found throughout the flats.  Finding the schools is […]

Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report September 21, 2022

Frequent rainstorms pushes freshwater, fish from Manatee River With many afternoon and evening thunderstorms, Anna Maria anglers are finding themselves gathering around the mouth of the Manatee River in search of a bite.  The result of the massive rainstorms raises the water levels of Lake Manatee to dangerous levels which triggers large releases of fresh […]

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report September 14, 2022

Inshore trio — redfish, snook and trout — coming to the hook  Fishing around Anna Maria Island in September can have its ups and downs.  And with the extreme heat and numerous thunderstorms that seem to pop up out of nowhere, finding that sweet spot when the tides are right and the fish are biting […]