Category Archives: Fishing

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Endless fishing possibilities await anglers in May

As we move into May, fishing around Anna Maria Island presents endless possibilities. With water temps still hovering in the mid-70s, inshore fishing is proving to be excellent. Spotted seatrout seem to be dominating the bite. Fishing the lush grass flats of Sarasota Bay is proving to be most productive for these ever famous flats […]

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As local weather improves, so does the fishing forecast

With some of the best weather of the year upon us, Anna Maria Island fishing is following suit. The inshore bite is excellent. That is, of course, if you’re lucky enough to be in the right spot, on the right tide, on the right day. The waters of the Intracoastal Waterway heading south from Tampa […]

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Outbreaks of spotted fever overtake island waters

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is causing anglers to see spots— and the spots are on the catch. The local grass flats stretching from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge south to New Pass are being invaded by much sought-after spotted seatrout. The popularity of trout not only emerges from the fact it is good eating, but […]

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Outbreaks of spotted fever overtake island waters

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is causing anglers to see spots— and the spots are on the catch. The local grass flats stretching from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge south to New Pass are being invaded by much sought-after spotted seatrout. The popularity of trout not only emerges from the fact it is good eating, but […]

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Inconsistent weather remains consistent on the water

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistently inconsistent. On warm, calm days, fishing is exceptional, especially in the bays and Intracoastal Waterway. On the windier days during the cold fronts, fishing is sporadic. There are too few places to fish out of the wind and the stirred up water. So, the warm calm days are […]

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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 […]