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Anna Maria Island 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 […]

Anna Maria Island 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 flats. […]

Anna Maria Island 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 and […]

Anna Maria Island 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 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 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 […]

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report May 20, 2014

redfish and snook captain danny stasny

  Despite the slow moving tides we experienced prior to the May 14 full moon, fishing the shallows has been fairly productive. I found during these incoming tides that redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook were readily responding to free-lined shiners on our hooks. Also, most areas where I searched for fish contained at least two […]