Tag Archives: snook

Fishing Report July 4, 2018

Head out to the Rod & Reel for some R&R — and great catch-and-release snook action With near perfect weather, fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be stellar — especially at the Rod & Reel Pier on Tampa Bay. Clear, emerald green waters and light breezes from the west are the perfect recipe […]

Fishing Report May 15, 2018

The return of the silver king – Tarpon return to Anna Maria waters With the recent arrival of tarpon, I’d say the plate is now full for anglers visiting and fishing around Anna Maria Island. Although the bite is just beginning, the smell of tarpon is in the air. It’s time to dust off your […]

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 November 15, 2017

Mild temps and calm waters result in hot fishing action Fall fishing around Anna Maria Island is getting better and better as we experience these mild temperatures and calm waters. As a result of the two cold fronts we’ve recently experienced, the waters have cooled down just enough to trigger fish to start feeding in […]

Fishing Report October 25, 2017

Fast-action species keep Anna Maria Island anglers busy   Fall fishing around Anna Maria Island is host to some fast-action species that are sure to keep local and visiting anglers occupied. While patrolling the beaches, I’m seeing schools of Spanish mackerel as close as 100 yards from the shore to about a mile of the […]

Fishing Report October 18, 2017

Fall fishing pattern starts up, seasonal species arrive Fishing around Anna Maria Island is holding into its fall pattern with the arrival of seasonal species. Kingfish are making a showing along the beaches of Anna Maria as well as the artificial reefs. Slow trolling large shiners or threadfin herring on a light wire rig is […]

Fishing Report October 11, 2017

Cooler weather forecast, great fishing to come   A slight drop in temperature around Anna Maria Island has local and visiting anglers anticipating some great fishing. Cool breezes and cooler water temps are finally settling into our coastal areas and with them comes a forecast for some great fishing. Snook are starting to meander back […]