Category Archives: Fishing

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Cold fronts provide perfect sheepherding conditions

As yet another cold front engulfed Anna Maria Island with chilly temperatures and windy conditions in mid-March, area anglers endured the elements in search of a bite. And luckily, there was one — and it came in a black-and-white striped package. Yeah, you guessed it. The sheepshead have arrived in full force and ,not only […]

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Warm weather or cold, fishing remains hot around AMI

Anglers are experiencing both ends of the spectrum of fishing while venturing into the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Spring-like conditions — where temperatures in the 80s are prevalent — is providing excellent action on the flats. Snook, trout and redfish are on the feed when the sun warms the water. Fishing offshore is proving […]

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March welcomes clear waters, great fishing

Fishing around Anna Maria Island keeps getting better and better as the days grow warmer and the waters remain clear. Fishing the lush grass flats that carpet the surrounding bays and Intracoastal Waterway is exceptional. Snook season is open and the fish have all but invaded the shallows with an unmatched presence. Free-lining live shiners […]

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February fishing action as hot as the temps

With temperatures in the mid-80s, Anna Maria Island fishers are enjoying springtime conditions. God, I love it here in Florida. Water temps are on the rise, which is allowing the flats to host some excellent fishing, particularly for those targeting snook and trout. Both species are working their way out of their wintertime haunts and […]

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Winter might last another 6 weeks, but fishing is heating up

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing some good wintertime action, especially between cold fronts. Most everyone is using live shrimp as bait as it seems to be the top ticket for a variety of species. Casting shrimp under docks and residential canals is attracting sheepshead, black drum and redfish. The small crustaceans are working […]