Category Archives: Fishing

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Wind reduces number of silver king hookups, back country fishing still good

Despite wind and thunderstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent. Tarpon is on most angler’s agendas, although windy conditions make it difficult to target them. Catches are occurring in the passes and along the beaches near Tampa Bay, where live crabs, threadfin herring and large shiners are working as bait. In the backcountry, spotted […]

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Fishing inshore and near as hot as temps

The fishing is heating up much like the weather. Fishing the flats for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook is in full swing. You also can start finding snook in the passes and along the beaches during calm mornings or evenings. Fishing offshore is heating up with reports of blackfin tuna, cobia, permit and king […]

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Calming winds result in great fishing in bays, Gulf

Aside from the afternoon sea breeze, it looks as if the recent strong winds have finally subsided, which is great for fishing around Anna Maria Island. The anticipation of tarpon fishing is on everyone’s minds, although the large groups of fish have yet to show. A few catches are being reported, mainly from the south […]

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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 […]