Tag Archives: spotted seatrout

Fishing Report May 9, 2018

May brings consistent weather, fishing conditions Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good for yet another week. With the mild air temperatures and water temps still hovering in the mid 70s which is a welcome sight. Spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are responding positively to the conditions — a perfect recipe for spending a […]

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 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 4, 2017

Persistence, patience key players in catching keepers   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is now settling back to a normal September-like pattern. In fact, some areas are producing catches of 30–40 trout. That being said, a lot of the trout are coming in at 13-14 inches, which is just under slot. I am managing to […]

Fishing Report June 11, 2017

Heavy rains, windy conditions put damper on fishing action Well, it looks like its back to the old drawing board for anglers who plan fishing around Anna Maria Island this week. After numerous days of long-lasting thunderstorms and strong winds, fishing our local waters is proving to be nothing less than challenging. Murky water is […]

Fishing Report June 4, 2017

Weather heats up nearshore inshore fishing action Fishing around Anna Maria Island is finally falling into the true summertime pattern. Tarpon are finally — although a little late — making a fair showing. Numbers of fish are increasing by the day. Flats fishing for catch-and-release snook is proving to provide great action for inshore anglers. […]

Fishing Report May 28, 2017

Recent wind affecting number of silver king hookups   Despite much wind and a few thunderstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent. Tarpon is on most anglers agendas, although windy conditions is making it difficult to target them. Catches are occurring in the passes and along the beaches. Live crabs, threadfin herring and large […]

Fishing Report May 21, 2017

Fishing inshore and near as hot as recent temperatures With summer like temperatures finally settling in, the fishing is heating up much like the weather. Fishing the flats for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook is in full swing. You can also start finding snook in the passes and along the beaches during calm mornings […]

Fishing Report May 7, 2017

May brings hot temps and hot fishing action inshore and nearshore Fishing around Anna Maria Island is heating up as we slide into the month of May. The anticipation of the elusive silver king is the buzz among most of our local anglers. A few tarpon sightings along the beaches are being reported. I’m seeing […]

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 […]