Category Archives: Fishing

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Rainy conditions put damper on local tarpon fishing

When tarpon arrive, Anna Maria Island has just about all it can offer when it comes to fishing in west central Florida. However, with all the rain in the past week and windy conditions, the tarpon experienced a slight break from the anglers. As soon as conditions improve, the tarpon will be back on the […]

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Fishing bows to the king, the return of the silver king

With the recent arrival of tarpon, I’d say the plate is now full for anglers visiting and fishing around Anna Maria Island. The smell of tarpon is in the air. It’s time to dust off your tarpon tackle and make sure everything is in working order. There is no fish in our waters that is […]

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May brings consistently good weather, fishing, too

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is consistently good for another week — mild air temperatures and water temps still hovering in the mid-70s. Spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are responding positively to the conditions, which makes the perfect recipe for a day on the water with a rod in your hand. Offshore fishing is following […]

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Endless fishing possibilities await anglers in May

As we move into May, fishing around Anna Maria Island presents endless possibilities. With water temps still hovering in the mid-70s, inshore fishing is proving to be excellent. Spotted seatrout seem to be dominating the bite. Fishing the lush grass flats of Sarasota Bay is proving to be most productive for these ever famous flats […]

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As local weather improves, so does the fishing forecast

With some of the best weather of the year upon us, Anna Maria Island fishing is following suit. The inshore bite is excellent. That is, of course, if you’re lucky enough to be in the right spot, on the right tide, on the right day. The waters of the Intracoastal Waterway heading south from Tampa […]

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Outbreaks of spotted fever overtake island waters

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is causing anglers to see spots— and the spots are on the catch. The local grass flats stretching from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge south to New Pass are being invaded by much sought-after spotted seatrout. The popularity of trout not only emerges from the fact it is good eating, but […]

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Outbreaks of spotted fever overtake island waters

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is causing anglers to see spots— and the spots are on the catch. The local grass flats stretching from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge south to New Pass are being invaded by much sought-after spotted seatrout. The popularity of trout not only emerges from the fact it is good eating, but […]

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Inconsistent weather remains consistent on the water

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently inconsistent. On warm, calm days, fishing is exceptional, especially in the bays and Intracoastal Waterway. On the windier days during the cold fronts, fishing is sporadic. There are too few places to fish out of the wind and the stirred up water. So, the warm calm days are […]