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.
Later in the week, as the temperatures rose we were able to get the Snook to fire up again. Chris and Ron enjoyed a fantastic bite Saturday morning, boating over 40 snook between the two of them. They also got on a pretty good Sea Trout bite with fish measuring up to 23 inches. Being sportsman, they decided to release all the Trout to fight another day.
The inshore bite will only continue to get better as we approach April, we should be seeing big schools of Spanish Mackerel start flooding our bays. Not only do the Mackerel put up a outstanding fight on light tackle, but they can also make good table fare for those who are looking to have a fish fry while they enjoy their stay here on Anna Maria Island. Come see us at Island Discount tackle to book a charter or to gear up on all your fishing needs. Catch em’ up !