Category Archives: Fishing

Gamble on fishing, Gulf pays off in spite of red tide

Although patches of red tide still exist in the Gulf of Mexico east of Anna Maria Island, fall fishing is on the upswing. While taking the gamble on fishing in the Gulf can be risky, those who are willing to try are being rewarded with some exceptional catches. Reports of blackfin tuna, amberjack, kingfish and […]

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Head to Anna Maria waters for good fishing action

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is good. Inshore fishing in areas where red tide is diminished is resulting in some of the best fishing of the year for anglers. Sport fishers are finding snook and redfish — limited by the red tide to catch-and-release only — in good numbers throughout the shallow grass flats of […]

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For success, know the new regs and find clean water

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is good despite red tide. Take notice that at its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission directed staff to expand the recent catch-and-release only law for snook and redfish to include all of Tampa Bay. FWC also extended this law through May 10, 2019. Now […]

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Go fish east or north to find clean water, fresh catch

Although red tide is still looming around Anna Maria Island, fishing remains quite good for those determined to catch fish. Fishing to the east, in areas such as the Manatee River and the adjacent bay waters to the north, is producing great action on snook, redfish and spotted seatrout. Mangrove snapper also are quite abundant. […]