Tag Archives: pompano

Just Reel Fishing Charters guided by Capt. Danny Stasny, Anna Maria Island’s premier fishing charter, specializing in targeting pompano.

Fishing Report February 14, 2018

Fog might put a damper on boating, but not fishing Well, how about that fog? Yes, I was fortunate to have charters numerous days and go fishing in near-zero visibility. It’s not that the fog affects the fishing one way or the other, but it sure makes it hard to get around. And, remember, go […]

Fishing Report February 7, 2018

Winter might last another six weeks, but fishing is heating up Fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing some good wintertime action, especially between cold fronts. Most everyone is using live shrimp as bait as it seems to be the top ticket for a variety of species. Casting shrimp under docks and residential canals is […]

Fishing Report January 3, 2018

Mild winter temps produce stellar fishing action For yet another week, mild temperatures and stellar fishing conditions make the little paradise we call Anna Maria Island attractive to visiting and local anglers alike. Fishing nearshore and offshore is producing a variety of species, ranging from bottom dwellers — grouper, snapper and hogfish — to migratory fish […]

Fishing Report January 18, 2015

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

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 can […]

Fishing Report December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas and happy fishing Those of you who are out fishing rather than getting your last minute Christmas shopping done, know trying to get a bite this time of year can be challenging. Don’t be discouraged though, for this can be some of the best fishing you’ll ever come across, if you know what […]

Fishing Report December 14, 2014

The holiday season brings pompano to area waters With the Christmas season approaching, another season is doing the same. Yes, that’s right — it’s time to start stalking the shorelines for pompano. The beaches of Anna Maria Island are a great place to start searching. Despite the beach renourishment totally changing our local shoreline, pompano […]

Fishing Report – February 2014

Fishing Report February 2014 Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains constant as long as the weather follows suit. Calm days and clear water are prime opportunities to get out and target nearshore and inshore species. Pompano are readily available and are being caught on a variety of live baits and artificials, or a combination. Small […]