Variety in weather produces medley of catches

Anna Maria Island is host to wide-ranging conditions for fishing. During the past couple of weeks, we experienced a full spectrum of weather, including tropical storm-like conditions from Alberto. Before that, we had exquisite weather — calm waters and light easterly breezes that make for excellent fishing across the board. These conditions can be ideal […]

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Inconsistent weather results in consistent fishing action

Anna Maria Island fishing — between rain drops —remains excellent. Despite numerous afternoon rain showers, the waters remain clear and the fishing is good. Tarpon season is improving, although the large numbers of fish have yet to show. Those eager to tangle with the “silver king” are able to hook up with persistence in Tampa […]

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Rainy conditions put damper on local tarpon fishing

When tarpon arrive, Anna Maria Island has just about all it can offer when it comes to fishing in west central Florida. However, with all the rain in the past week and windy conditions, the tarpon experienced a slight break from the anglers. As soon as conditions improve, the tarpon will be back on the […]

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Fishing bows to the king, the return of the silver king

With the recent arrival of tarpon, I’d say the plate is now full for anglers visiting and fishing around Anna Maria Island. The smell of tarpon is in the air. It’s time to dust off your tarpon tackle and make sure everything is in working order. There is no fish in our waters that is harder on tackle than the silver king — so make sure you’re covered. Other fishing around Anna Maria is as follows. Inshore, spotted seatrout are a...

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May brings consistently good weather, fishing, too

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is consistently good for another week — mild air temperatures and water temps still hovering in the mid-70s. Spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are responding positively to the conditions, which makes the perfect recipe for a day on the water with a rod in your hand. Offshore fishing is following suit as reports roll in of numerous catches of blackfin tuna, kingfish, amberjack and permit....

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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 species. Limits of slot size trout are attainable on most days with numerous fish 18-20 inches. Larger...

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