Sheepshead and Snook: Captain Wes Wildman – March 11, 2019

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Captain Wes Wildman
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Snook Double

Snook Double

We endured another cold front here on Anna Maria Island, which dropped the water temps back down into the low 60s. This making the bite slow down a bit, so we went back to shrimp fishing for Sheephead and Black Drum. The bite was a little bit slow first thing in the morning but by 10 am the sheephead decided to eat and our charters were able to pick off enough convicts for a nice fish fry. Continue Reading…

Trout, Redfish and Snook: Captain Wes Wildman – March 2, 2019

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Cell: 941-322-4108
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The inshore bite is really starting to heat up around Anna Maria Island. The Mangroves are loaded with schools of snook, ranging from 20-40 inches. Once you get the school fired up it’s very possible to get rallys of 10-20 fish to the boat. Continue Reading…

Snook, Snapper and Black Drum- Capt. Dan Jolitz

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Captain Dan Jolitz – February 24, 2019
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Jim and Sharon's nice catch.

Jim and Sharon’s nice catch.

2/24/2019 – This is my third time fishing Jim and Sharon and Sharon is definitely the good luck charm. They caught their limit of Mangrove Snapper and a few Black Drum. After that, it was on to some hard-hitting Snook action, which has been on fire!

Anna Maria Island Waters Are Warming- Capt. Phil Dyer

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Captain Phil Dyer – February 26, 2019
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—The water temperature is up, and snook are on fire!

—After fishing mostly docks for the past few weeks, it is nice to be able to fish the grass flats again.  With the water temperature getting over 70 degrees, the spring bite is on.  Snook are out in numbers and are aggressively attacking everything we throw at them. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Wes Wildman – February 27, 2019

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—Spring has definitely sprung here on Anna Maria Island, with temperatures reaching well into the 80s. Bait is starting to show back up in good form mostly stacking up on large, deep structures, this making it difficult to catch. But when you do have it the Snook bite is absolutely insane. Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Wes Wildman – February 10 2019

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—What a beautiful week we had here on Anna Maria Island, the fish seemed enjoy it as well. Our inshore charters this week managed a little bit of everything, from Snook, Sheephead, Redfish, and Black Drum.  Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – April 22, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Grouper, Flounder, Snapper, Kingfish
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – April 22, 2016
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—Inshore:
Good numbers of trout showing up on the grass flats, with the biggest fish coming from skinny water around mangroves. Redfish and flounder are around residential docks, and shiners or pinfish around pilings have produced this week.
Snook bite seems to be getting going. Catching plenty of schoolie-sized fish, with a few slotties in the mix.

—Nearshore:
Mangrove snapper are still making a good showing on nearshore structure, along with plenty of throw-back gag grouper. Kingfish and sharks are beginning to make a show around schools of bait, gathering around local reefs/wrecks. Most action this week coming from 3 – 7 miles off the beach.

grouper

Grouper

snook

Snook

kingfish

Kingfish

sharp kingfish teeth

Sharp Teeth

great catch

Good Catch

big redfish

Big Red

redfish trio

Redfish Trio

king

King

 

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – April 3, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Snook, Redfish, Seatrout
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – April 3, 2016
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—Strong tides and a warming weather trend helped the inshore bite really get going the past couple weeks.
—Bait is on the move into Tampa and Sarasota Bays once again, sparking a good seatrout, snook, and redfish bite.
—I’m finding snook, trout and redfish close to mangroves, in potholes on grassflats, and around docks and oyster bars. A live shiner under a popping cork is my go-to rig for these situations.

snook

Snook

seatrout

Seatrout

redfish

Redfish

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – October 25, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Reef, Bay and Backwater morning
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – October 25, 2015
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One of the great things to report about October fishing around Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay and Longboat Key is the diversity of species that we can catch on any given day.

Reef Fishing. As an example, one day last week we started our day at one of the near shore reefs west of Anna Maria. After anchoring, I hung a chum bag in the water and started chumming with some live pilchards. Very quickly snapper rose to investigate to chum and behind the boat, spanish mackerel were ripping the chummed shiners. We caught mackerel after mackerel for the next half hour and then caught a big barracuda that had been lurking nearby. Continue Reading…