Category Archives: Fishing

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Summertime pattern settles in, produces stellar fishing

Fishing around Anna Maria Island has settled into a good summertime pattern. Light breezes from the east combined with morning high tides are producing some stellar inshore fishing opportunities. The deeper grass flats of Tampa and Sarasota bays are loaded with post-spawn trout. You may have to catch 20-30 of these trout to make your […]

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Tarpon bite slows, other species readily take the bait

Since the tarpon bite is calming down in Tampa Bay, fishers around Anna Maria Island are setting their sights on other species. Catch-and-release snook are making a great showing around the passes and beaches. Spotted seatrout are in abundance throughout the grass flats in our local bays and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Sharks are in […]

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Weather, fish fall into routine summertime pattern

Falling into our typical summertime pattern of calm east breezes in the morning followed by a spattering of thunderstorms in the afternoon is providing excellent fishing around Anna Maria Island. Inshore fishing is providing good action on spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. Deep grass flats are holding many and all sizes of trout. To find […]