Tag Archives: sheepshead

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 January 10, 2018

Weather cools off fishing action for area anglers   Due to the recent arctic blast we experienced to start off 2018, there’s really not a lot to report. With temperatures and chill factor ranging from the 30s to the 50s, most anglers in our area are staying indoors, rather than venturing out looking for a […]

Fishing Report March 6, 2017

The common snook — a common hookup for area anglers With snook season now open, anglers from far and wide are visiting Anna Maria Island with hopes of hooking into the most famous of the famous among the back country — the common snook. Encouraging numbers of fish are making a showing in their typical […]

Fishing Report March 1, 2017

  Fishing action shaping up to be great as spring approaches Fishing around Anna Maria Island is constantly improving as we approach springtime and with snook season opening in March 1, in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, and remaining open through April 30, it’s only going to get better. With the weather […]

Fishing Report March 22, 2015

  No (spring) break for hot fishing action on snook, redfish and trout Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island is in full swing. Both back country and migratory species are being caught with regularity. On the flats, snook and redfish are devouring baits such as shiners and pinfish. Throughout southern Tampa Bay, migratory fish such […]

Fishing Report March 15, 2015

  Warm waters means hot fishing Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island is living up to its reputation. Warmer waters and light breezes are providing some of the best fishing our region has to offer. Whether fishing with live shrimp or love shiners as bait there are fish to be caught. Artificials such as soft […]

Fishing Report March 8, 2015

March Madness — Anna Maria style March is here and with it comes warm southern breezes, longer days, hoards of tourists and best of all — spring time fishing. Amidst jet skis, tour boats, rental boats and parasailers, eager fishers are venturing out to do their homework in anticipation of the springtime bite. Water temperatures […]