Category Archives: Fishing

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Redfish here, there, everywhere and taking the hook

Despite the threat of Hurricane Irma, fishing around Anna Maria Island is nothing less than exceptional. If you can break away from watching the “weather on the 9s” for a moment, you might discover the redfish have arrived. Although they aren’t as abundant as I think they could be, there are a few nice schools […]

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Fish more accommodating by morning, easier on anglers

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite the heat and water temps of 90 degrees or better. Fishing early morning around sunrise is most favorable when the winds are calm and the tide is right. On my Southernaire fishing charters, I’m trying to fish the flats first thing in the morning. My reasoning behind […]

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Temps still hot, resulting in mixed bag for anglers

Despite water temps in the high 80s, flats fishing is still productive so long as you fish early morning as opposed to midday. Spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook seem to be the predominant bite, especially during swift-moving, early morning tides. Redfish are present, although the numbers of fish are not what they should be this […]

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Hot weather requires anglers prepare for success

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains hot. If you’re planning on spending time on the water, plan accordingly. First, be ready to catch fish. Second, make sure you protect yourself from the sweltering conditions that are in store for you. Stock up on water and ice, and don’t forget everyone needs a hat, sunglasses and […]