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Just Reel Fishing Charters of Anna Maria Island offers premier inshore and nearshore live bait charters expertly guided by Capt. Danny Stasny. 

Fishing Report May 1, 2024

Cooler weather causes extended springtime bite Anna Maria Island anglers have be anxiously awaiting the month of May. Cooler than normal temperatures are keeping the springtime bite extended longer than normal.  Fishing nearshore structure is proving to be the best bite. Migratory fish such as kingfish, bonita and Spanish mackerel are available.  With waters hovering […]

Fishing Report April 24, 2024

Calm conditions allows anglers to migrate to Gulf for hookups With the winds finally subsiding, Anna Maria Island anglers are finding themselves venturing into the Gulf of Mexico to take advantage of the calm crystal clear waters. Fishing ledges, reefs and wrecks are good places to start as most species of fish gravitate toward these […]

Fishing Report April 3, 2024

After weeks of strong winds and frequent cold fronts, Anna Maria Island anglers are anxiously awaiting a more consistent weather pattern and some exceptional April fishing.

Fishing Report March 27, 2024

Find shelter during windy days to find hookups With it being windy more than not, Anna Maria Island anglers are finding themselves braving rough seas. But fishers are determined to get out on the water to enjoy the springtime bite. Finding sheltered areas in the back bays, rivers and creeks is a great wat to […]

Fishing Report March 20, 2024

Fishing around Anna Maria Island this March can be categorized as hot and cold.  With temperatures reaching into the mid 80s on most days, many inshore species are beginning to creep out of their wintertime haunts to feed on the bait schools that are migrating into Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters. Since these fish […]

Fishing Report March 13, 2024

Spring nears, back country fishing heats up With springtime right around the corner, Anna Maria Island anglers are anticipating excellent backcountry fishing.  With a slightly cooler winter than normal, the snook are beginning to creep out of their wintertime haunts and are eager to feast on live shiners.  Although the large quantities of linesiders have […]

Fishing Report March 6, 2024

March starts springtime bite on a variety of species As the month of March is now here, Anna Maria Island anglers are finding themselves preparing for the springtime bite.  Although species such as sheepshead, pompano and black drum are present and being caught on live shrimp, many anglers are switching over to live shiners as […]

Fishing Report February 21, 2024

Anglers anticipate full moon, arrival of sheepshead Anna Maria Island anglers who like to target sheepshead are hoping to see the arrival of the popular fish in the weeks to come.  With a full moon occurring on February 24, anticipations are high that we should see the volume of sheepshead we are used to seeing […]

Fishing Report February 14, 2024

Heading west in the Gulf is the ticket for hookups Although the constant cold fronts and strong winds are limiting the days to get on the water, Anna Maria Island anglers are finding success on the calmer days when the winds are light and out of the east. On these days venturing out into the […]

Fishing Report February 7, 2024

More windy days, rough seas make fishing in the Gulf difficult Fishing offshore and nearshore structure is where it’s at for visiting and local anglers on Anna Maria Island. Targeting species such as mangrove snapper, sheepshead, Key West grunts and porgies is proving to be consistent as long as you can get out to the […]