Category Archives: Fishing

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Fish catches vary with changes in weather

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good — as long as you’re fishing east toward the Manatee River and the oyster-lined shorelines of southern Tampa Bay. Catch-and-release snook fishing trends to be the best bite, although, with the recent cold fronts, I imagine the bite will be tapering off sooner than later. And that’s OK. […]

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Be thankful for excellent fishing east of Anna Maria Island

Although red tide lingers around the shores of Anna Maria Island, fishing to the east remains quite good. In fact, in some places, it’s excellent. Fishing the eastern shorelines of Tampa Bay and its connecting waters is providing some of the best inshore action of the year. Catch-and-release snook fishing is epic. And spotted seatrout […]

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 […]