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Fishing Report August 2, 2015

  Rain, rain go away — please stay out of Tampa Bay If you like fishing in the rain, this past week was your week. Like clockwork, thunderstorms developing in the Gulf of Mexico were taking landfall every morning usually before 10 a.m. Does this affect the fishing you ask? No too much, the fish […]

Fishing Report July 5, 2015

  Bye bye tarpon, it’s time to catch dinner As you probably already know, gag grouper season opened as of July 1. The season is set to run through December 2 and close on December 3, 2015. Size and bag limits are as follows — you are allowed two gag grouper within the four grouper […]

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 Report May 24, 2015

  Tarpon remain targetable in waters surrounding Anna Maria Island      Tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches is in full swing now. Schooling fish can be found along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Long Boat Key with frequency. You can also spot schools in Longboat Pass, Bean Point and the southwest pass […]

Fishing Report May 17, 2015

  Tarpon reign again as king in local waters   Tarpon addicts from all over are heading to the waters around Anna Maria with hopes of connecting with a silver king. Whether you’re a tarpon junkie— an angler who waits all year for a fix, or a tarpon novice — someone who has no idea […]

Fishing Report May 3, 2015

  May brings productive fishing for backwater and reef species   What does the month of May have in store for the ever-famous fishing destination of Anna Maria Island? With water temps on the flats exceeding 80 degrees, fishing for backwater species — snook, redfish and spotted seatrout —should be consistently good. Keep in mind, […]

Fishing Report April 26, 2015

  How long will it last?   For yet another week, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good for fishing the flats as well as venturing out to the nearshore reefs and wrecks. Live bait fishing with shiners and pinfish is proving prosperous for a variety of fish. In the backcountry, snook fishing is […]

Fishing Report April 19, 2015

  Springtime fishing is hit for spring breakers   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island and its surrounding waters remains consistently good for a variety of species. Whether fishing the flats or out in the Gulf of Mexico, Island fishers are getting their fill of what our waters have to offer. On the flats, snook […]

Fishing Report April 12

  As snowbirds leave, migratory species arrive   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria is heating up with a host of migratory species making a showing in our local waters. Kingfish, Spanish mackerel and cobia can be found in depths as shallow as 20 feet of water as well as on out to deeper water. Casting […]

Fishing Report March 29, 2015

  Snook, redfish and trout — no break on hot fishing action for this trio   Fishing the flats around Anna Maria Island is proving to be as good as it gets. Live bait fishing with shiners is providing sizzling flats action for spotted seatrout and snook. Large quantities of snook are appearing in their usual […]