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Just Reel Fishing Charters: Anna Maria Island Fishing Report March 29, 2023

With water temperatures back on the rise, Anna Maria Island angers are finding themselves unable to control the urge to get on the water and enjoy inshore and offshore fishing. With the clear, emerald green waters of March finally reaching tolerable temperatures on the flats, fishing for snook, redfish and spotted seatrout is shaping up […]

Fishing Report April 19, 2015

  Springtime fishing is hit for spring breakers   Springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island and its surrounding waters remains consistently good for a variety of species. Whether fishing the flats or out in the Gulf of Mexico, Island fishers are getting their fill of what our waters have to offer. On the flats, snook […]

Fishing Report April 5, 2015

  No more cold fronts — please   Water temps are on the rise once again, and, once again, the bite is improving. Last week’s water temps fell into the mid 60s after the cold front, which kind of put a damper on the bite — especially the snook bite. But, don’t fret, water temps […]

Fishing Report March 29, 2015

  Snook, redfish and trout — no break on hot fishing action for this trio   Fishing the flats around Anna Maria Island is proving to be as good as it gets. Live bait fishing with shiners is providing sizzling flats action for spotted seatrout and snook. Large quantities of snook are appearing in their usual […]

Fishing Report December 7, 2014

  Keep your bait options open to hook up this winter Although a lot of fishers are using shrimp as bait due to cold water temps, keep your options open. On cold, windy days, shrimp are the perfect bait but we also get warm sunny days in Florida in the wintertime. If we happen to […]

Fishing Report November 30, 2014

  Thanksgiving leftovers are gone — time catch a fish dinner Now that the leftover turkey has finally run out, I imagine it’s time to start hunting down some fish for dinner. With recent cold fronts and falling water temps, it’s time to start looking around back bays and in the Manatee River to find […]

Fishing Report November 16, 2014

  Don’t miss your window of opportunity for good fishing With recent cold front sweeping across Anna Maria Island, fishing patterns are all over the boards. Not for better, and not for worse, these changes are triggering backwater fish to again head deeper into the bays, the Manatee River and Intracoastal Waterway. So you’ve done […]

Fishing Report October 5, 2014

  Cooler temps bring hot fishing action The first cold front of the year is usually a good indicator that fall is on the way. Look for backwater species such as snook, redfish and trout to really go on the feed. Fishing the flats should be wide open this month for both fishers using live […]

Fishing Report September 14, 2014

  Area fishing remains hot for redfish, snook, snapper and seatrout Fishing around Anna Maria remains consistent, especially for redfish. Schooling fish are being reported from Miguel Bay to the north, all the way to the southern beaches of Sarasota Bay. Live baits such as live shiners are a great way to get connected, although […]

Fishing Report May 20, 2014

redfish and snook captain danny stasny

  Despite the slow moving tides we experienced prior to the May 14 full moon, fishing the shallows has been fairly productive. I found during these incoming tides that redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook were readily responding to free-lined shiners on our hooks. Also, most areas where I searched for fish contained at least two […]