Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-04-15-2014

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Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – April 15, 2014
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—–Fishing over the last few weeks out of Island Discount Tackle on Anna Maria Island has been some of the most exciting springtime fishing that I can remember. We had plenty of visitors to the Island with spring breaks and folks from up north trying to escape the winter.
—–Shiners became available to use as bait about 3 weeks ago and the fishing has not been the same since. The arrival of the shiners seems to announce the beginning of snook season and the shift from Bay and near shore fishing to Intracoastal Waterways and backwater fishing. I’m happy to report that the snook, trout and redfish have all been cooperating. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-03-12-2014

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Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – March 12, 2014
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—–This has been one of those weeks that traditional winter fishing overlaps with early spring fishing and that’s good news for fishermen!
—–Winter fishing in Tampa Bay is still going strong. You can still expect to catch sheepshead, grouper and snapper on the artificial reefs. Fishing along the sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key might get you some nice pompano too. There are plenty of spanish mackerel around. Try throwing anything bright and shiney around any structure in the Bay. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-09-25-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – September 25, 2013
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—–Before the rains began this week I was taking my charters to the shallow grass flats around Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key to fish for snook and redfish.
—–Fishing for redfish has been strong over the last month in the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay and now we are seeing snook moving back on to the grass flats along mangrove shorelines. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-Redfish-08-08-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – August 8, 2013
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—–Hot summer days are a good time to catch redfish around Anna Maria Island. If the tide is high and falling fast, we might try the potholes away from the shoreline as the reds move to deeper water and wait for the tide to push dinner their way. If the tide is high, you can try right against the mangrove shoreline. On high water or on windy days, the boat docks might hold some redfish. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Rick Gross-04-22-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report-April-22-2013
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—–“It was a great week” is the fishing report from Island Discount Tackle on Anna Maria Island. Everything that bites in our area is on the prowl. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Danny Stasny 04-15-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Danny Stasny-April-15-2013
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—–April 2—– I fished around Anna Maria with Bob Salmon joined by his two sons, Hunter and Keegan, and Bob’s friend Dan Barker. We started out fishing some near shore structure with good results. Using live shiners for bait we managed to boat 4 cobia and a 22 inch flounder. Then we switched to using live shrimp on a knocker rig which resulted in numerous keeper mangrove snapper as well as some sheepshead in the 3 to 4 lb range. To finish out the day we rallied on spanish mackerel and a few black tip sharks. Not bad for a bunch of guys from Michigan. Continue Reading…

Captain Rick Gross – Fishing Report – April-08-2013

Captain Rick Gross-Fishing Report-April-08-2013
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—–We had a major mack attack on Tuesday in lower Tampa Bay. Every shiner that was cast out was met with a vicious Spanish mackerel strike. Between my morning trip and afternoon trip I went through over a hundred 3/0, Aberdeen, gold hooks. I seriously do not know how many fish we landed. All I know is we kept a dozen or more each trip and released the rest. The fishing was non-stop the whole time we were out.
—–Wednesday was a little different. With winds coming out of the southeast, it was too rough to fish the lower bayside flats. So I headed to the lee side of Anna Maria Island to fish the beaches. Once there we caught spanish mackerel and gag grouper on free-lined shiners. The action was steady for the first hour or so but the wind shifted more to the south and it started to get a little rough. We moved into some flats near Longboat Pass and managed to catch and release a few nice snook with one twenty five inch redfish for supper.
—–By the time I left the dock with my afternoon trip, the wind had really picked up out of the south. I headed the Fishy Business toward Terra Ciea Bay. Once there the first hole we fished produced a few small snook and one keeper redfish. The next stop was more of the same with a few snook and another red. I thought I saw a fish bust a shiner down tide from us so I picked up the push pole and moved maybe a hundred yards. We really got into a major redfish rally for the rest of the afternoon. Most of the reds were in the size limit slot, around twenty four to twenty seven inches.
—–Friday I had a afternoon trip with Jon Williamson and his son Sam. We found a place out of the wind behind some mangroves. The outgoing tide had just started out when the fishing picked up. We never moved the boat other than down tide so we would not go aground. All afternoon we caught snook to thirty one inches, redfish to twenty five inches, trout to twenty inches and flounder to fourteen inches. Sam managed to catch a true grand slam with all four species. While I think his dad caught the biggest fish with the thirty one inch snook.
Thank You & Good Fishing!