Tag Archives: tarpon

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 July 5, 2015

  Bye bye tarpon, it’s time to catch dinner As you probably already know, gag grouper season opened as of July 1. The season is set to run through December 2 and close on December 3, 2015. Size and bag limits are as follows — you are allowed two gag grouper within the four grouper […]

Fishing Report June 7, 2015

  Tarpon remain center stage for yet another week around Anna Maria Island Schools of fish are being reported from as far south as New Pass in Sarasota all the way north to Egmont Key. Preferred baits are crabs, threadfin herring or live shiners. Targeting fish around the passes before sunrise is a sure fire […]

Fishing Report June 14, 2015

Tarpon or bust — the craze for the silver king continues Once again, tarpon are center stage for yet another week. Tarpon junkies from near and far are flocking to our local waters just for the opportunity to match wits with the elusive silver king. If you haven’t seen the pass at Bean Point on […]

Fishing Report May 31, 2015

  Once a tarpon fisher, always a tarpon fisher   A gleaming mass of chrome fury erupts skyward amidst an orange sunrise on the horizon of Anna Maria Island. A sequence of aerial acrobatics followed by a series of drag-screaming runs that put the strongest angler to the test. Multiple jumps, skyrocketing, thrashing, twisting in […]

Fishing Report May 24, 2015

  Tarpon remain targetable in waters surrounding Anna Maria Island      Tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches is in full swing now. Schooling fish can be found along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Long Boat Key with frequency. You can also spot schools in Longboat Pass, Bean Point and the southwest pass […]

Fishing Report May 17, 2015

  Tarpon reign again as king in local waters   Tarpon addicts from all over are heading to the waters around Anna Maria with hopes of connecting with a silver king. Whether you’re a tarpon junkie— an angler who waits all year for a fix, or a tarpon novice — someone who has no idea […]

Fishing Report May 10, 2015

  May brings increasing numbers of tarpon and fishers to local waters   It’s May and around Anna Maria Island, May means tarpon. Although it’s early in the month, tarpon catches are being reported. You may not experience those days of 10 hook ups in one morning — yet — but they’re coming. In the […]