Category Archives: Fishing

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Fishing – 05-03-2017

Inshore, offshore fishing heats up with rising temps   It may not be summer, but it sure is hot. And the fishing is fired up around Anna Maria Island — holding strong in both the backcountry and offshore. Flats fishing for catch-and-release snook is pretty darn good as long as the tide is moving. The […]

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Inshore, nearshore anglers hook up fish aplenty

Despite an abundance of boaters throughout our region — just like traffic on the roads — the waterways also see increased use in high season and fishing around Anna Maria Island is putting smiles on anglers’ faces. The inshore bite on snook and spotted seatrout is especially good, with daily limits on trout and plenty […]

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Fishing – 04-05-2017

Spring fishing results in rallies all around   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is finally exceptional. Whether fishing inshore for snook, reds and trout or venturing offshore for permit and kingfish, anglers are returning to the dock with smiles on their faces and plenty of bragging rights. Fishing the flats for snook is wide-open. Free-lining […]

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Spring fishing action, temps on the rise

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up again after a quick, passing cold front —hopefully the last cold weather as we greet spring. We’re seeing water temps are on a steady rise and the fishing results, too. Respectable numbers of snook are taking up residence on grass flats awaiting the large bait schools coming […]

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Fishing remains hot, even with cold weather

With March upon us, spring-break visitors from far and wide are coming to enjoy our sleepy little island. Most visitors are here to escape the cold of the north with hopes of enjoying some warm Florida sun and beaches and take in a day of fishing. Despite a recent string of cold days, the spring […]

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Warm weather produces early spring bounty

With such a mild Florida winter, springtime fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up to provide some of the best bounty our waters have to offer. Snook fishing is red-hot and we haven’t even seen it at its best yet. Spotted seatrout are making a good showing on the deeper grass flats throughout our […]

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Fishing – 03-08-2017

The common snook — a common hookup for area anglers   Snook season is open. So, anglers from far and wide are visiting Anna Maria Island with hopes of hooking into the most famous of the famous in back country fishing. Encouraging numbers of fish are making a showing in their typical springtime spots from […]

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Fishing action improves with early spring-like conditions

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is showing daily signs of improvement as we approach springtime. With snook season opening March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico and the adjacent federal waters, remaining open through April 30, it’s only going to get better. With the weather already feeling like spring, the flats fishing is falling right into […]