Yhewww! It’s been hot!!

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Captain Wes Wildman – June 4, 2019
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   Yhewww! has it been hot! and the fishing has been pretty spectacular as well. This week we accomplished a little bit of everything, plenty of Snook around the flats to be caught with a few nice Mangrove Snapper and flounder in the mix to take home for supper. There is also plenty of action on the bay reefs with a lot of Spanish Mackerel being caught. These fish are an absolute blast to catch, such an aggressive and fast fish. I also like to make Sashimi out of the larger Mackerel, very tasty. Continue Reading…

Summer Has Arrived: Capt. Wes Wildman

Captain Wes Wildman – April 19, 2019
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   Summer has arrived here on Anna Maria Island, from the Love Bugs and temperatures climbing into the 90s to the late afternoon thunderstorms. The inshore bite is staying pretty productive nonetheless, as we are catching lots of Snook in the shallow water with a few Redfish mixed in. Now that the closure of Sea Trout is in affect, we are now focusing on Mangrove Snapper, Flounder and Spanish Mackerel to put in the cooler. I seem to do well with the Mangs and Macs around the shallow reefs throughout the they bay, and as the summer heats up so will this bite. Continue Reading…

Late Spring Inshore Fishing: Capt. Wes Wildman

Captain Wes Wildman – April 19, 2019
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  Even with some weather around we still managed a great week of fishing here on Anna Maria Island.  Late Spring is a great time of the year for inshore fishing, we caught everything from Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and a few other species on our charters. Continue Reading…

Spring Snook and Mackerel: Capt. Wes Wildman

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Captain Wes Wildman – April 8, 2019
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   The weather was beautiful here on Anna Maria Island this week with temperatures climbing into the 80s. With the warming trend came a fantastic inshore bite, we caught everything swimming in the bay. The Snook bite has been absolutely incredible with some trips boating 60-80 fish. While Snook fishing we are also picking up a couple catch and release Redfish that really give a good bend to the rod. After my crew decides they have had enough fun with the Snook we head to the deeper grass flats to see if we can get a few fish for the cooler.

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Snook are good fighters!

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Snook are biting.

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Catch and Release Snook: Captain Wes Wildman

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The prefrontal bite was outstanding this week around Anna Maria Island, Barry and family enjoyed a countless day of catch and release Snook and Jack Crevalle along the deep Mangrove shorelines. Barry had the hot rod this trip boating a 30 inch Redfish, this was also his first Red he had ever caught, what a trophy it was. After we had our fill of Snook fishing we headed to the deep grass flats to put some Speckled Sea Trout in the cooler for dinner. We managed a 2 man limit of nice trout ranging from 15-19 inches in length, perfect for the grill. Continue Reading…

March Snook and Trout: Captain Wes Wildman

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Finally graced with some outstanding weather here on Anna Maria Island, and the fishing is right there with it. Mike Marshall and Ben had a great trip this week, We started the morning off chasing Snook around the mangroves and boy did they have their fill. We boated around 50 fish between the crew and ranging in size from 20-30 inches. The rise in water temperature really has the Snook excited, our best bite seems to be coming on live Pilchards hooked on 1/0 Owner Mutu Circle hook with a 5 foot leader of 20lb fluorocarbon. Continue Reading…

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

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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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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…

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

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Cell: 941-322-4108
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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

Captain Wes Wildman
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Cell: 941-322-4108
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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…