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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 January 18, 2015

  Pompano are the species to target in January Typically, January fishing around Anna Maria Island brings one thing to mind for me — pompano. During this month, we start to see a concentration of these tasty fish foraging along our shorelines and through the flats. Although these fish are abundant, it seems to be […]

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 […]

Fishing Report October 19, 2014

  Cooler temps didn’t cool off local fishing action Flats fishing remains consistent in our local waters for yet another week. Our last cold, as mild as it was, didn’t seem to rock the boat too much. Most spots I’m fishing did not seem to be affected by the slight drop in water temperature. Snook […]

Fishing Report September 25, 2014

  Lower water temps, bite improving If you haven’t noticed, or haven’t been on the water lately, water temps are beginning to fall. Not drastically, but just enough to trigger a migration in our local, inshore species of fish. Schooling redfish are being found throughout our region. Breeder-size trout are moving from the Gulf beaches […]

Fishing Report August 3, 2014

  Limitless amounts of mangrove snapper Well, there may not be “limitless amounts” but I’ll bet you can catch your limit. Mangoes are still abundant around just about every rock, dock, chunk and channel marker in Tampa Bay. Heck, they’re all around the bridges and piers and even on the flats. Most catches occurring inside […]

Fishing Report August 17, 2014

  Despite rain, fishing remains hot Despite numerous rainstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains bright. Whether fishing inshore or nearshore, most days are resulting in enjoyable days on the water and keeper fish for the cooler. Mangrove snapper are still top of the list. Limits of these tasty fish are being caught around reefs, […]

Fishing Report August 10, 2014

  Fishing remains hot — Enjoy it while it lasts   Once again, mangrove snapper seem to be the topic upon arrival at the dock. On nearly all of my recent charters, limits of snapper are being filleted at the cleaning table. Sizes of these fish are ranging 12-18 inches, which is a welcome sight […]

Fishing Report July 13, 2014

  Mangrove snapper and gag grouper cause Reefer Madness   Despite the frequent thunderstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing excitement for inshore and nearshore anglers. In between the weather, most fishers are venturing to the nearshore reefs in search of mangrove snapper. With an ample amount of “hatch bait” available — which is […]

Fishing Report July 20, 2014

  Unpredictable weather results in a mixed bag of fish Hot temperatures and unexpected thunderstorms popping up in the past week have made fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging. When fishing the summertime months, it’s wise to keep a close eye on the weather radar while you’re out on the water or while planning a […]