Tag Archives: fishing charters

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 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 November 29, 2017

Various weather conditions result in varied catches   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be nothing short of “all over the charts.” Fishing warm, mild days prior to cold fronts is proving to be on the exceptional side, while fishing during and shortly after the fronts is yielding mediocre catches and discouraged anglers. […]

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 […]

Fishing Report April 23, 2017

Inshore, offshore fishing results in a variety of species  Despite the abundance of boaters throughout our region, fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to put smiles on both local and visiting anglers. The inshore bite on snook and spotted seatrout is especially good with limits of trout being caught daily and rallies on snook. […]

Fishing Report April 16, 2017

Clear waters, perfect weather, tough fishing   Although the weather is beautiful and the waters are clear, fishing around Anna Maria Island is slightly challenging at the moment. Some blame it on the last cold front we experienced, others blame it on the full moon. Well, whatever it is, the fishing is tough. That being […]

Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Winds don’t stop steady fishing action   With the winds blowing up to 25 mph for what seems like an eternity, fishing around Anna Maria Island is maintaining a steady bite for those of us who are determined or just don’t know any better. Spotted seatrout are being found in respectable numbers throughout the flats […]

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 5, 2015

  September — back to school for local and visiting anglers September fishing around Anna Maria Island looks to be shaping up nicely for local and visiting anglers hoping to get some action. Although the heat is quite intense out on the water right now, there is still a bite to be found. Schooling redfish […]

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. […]