Tag Archives: mangrove snapper

Fishing Report September 12, 2015

  Mangrove snapper — the ace in the hole Mangrove snapper fishing is still going strong around inshore, nearshore and offshore structure. On a recent morning, while fishing with Steve Phelps, chef/owner of Indigenous restaurant in Sarasota, we experienced the bite firsthand. We started around seven in the morning along the beaches of Anna Maria […]

Fishing Report August 23, 2015

  If I have to fillet another snapper…   If I have to fillet another snapper…kind of sounds like a complaint but actually it’s the complete opposite. I love catching mangrove snapper, and I love eating them, too. And, as a charter captain, I can speak for my clients by saying they like to catch […]

Fishing Report August 9, 2015

  Stop watching the radar and go fish   The weather is back to normal and the fishing is following suit. Light east winds in the morning followed by a sea breeze and 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. Ahhh. A sigh of relief. If you haven’t been out since the storms dissipated, here’s […]

Fishing Report July 19, 2015

Hatch bait increases, bringing migratory species to area Fishing around Anna Maria Island is improving compared to the bite of last week. An influx of hatch bait is appearing in Tampa Bay, which is in turn attracting a multitude of migratory fish. Around these large schools of bait are Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, blue runners […]

Fishing Report June 28, 2015

Water temps heat up and so does the snapper bite If you can stand the heat, fishing around Anna Maria Island is favorable, especially for mangrove snapper. Whether fishing around artificial reefs, wrecks, rock piles, bridges, rivers or jetties you are bound to find some mangrove snapper. I’m even finding snapper on the flats while […]

Fishing Report June 21, 2015

Put some snapper in your mullet wrapper An abundance of mangrove snapper is a welcome sight in our local waters. Most artificial reefs, wrecks and rock piles in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are prime spots for these tasty fish. To catch these snapper, a number of baits can be used. The two […]

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 […]