Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – June 29, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Mangrove Snapper, Sea Trout, Flounder
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 29, 2015
www.AnnaMariaFishingGuide.com
Cell: 941-465-8932
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
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—This morning’s wind whipped the gulf into a soup, but the mangrove snapper bite was as good as I have ever seen it. The strong tide, wind, low-light, and dirty water made these finicky fish feel more comfortable than they usually are. They seemed to have trouble seeing the hook, lines, and sinkers, and were easier to fool. Whatever the case, my clients managed to get their limit within an hour or so.

—Sea trout were eating well this afternoon, and we managed to get into some nearly every-cast action near the grass flats and channel edges with a moving tide. Pilchards, shrimp, jigs, and pinfish are the baits of choice for this ambush predator.

—Flounder are also showing up off of the beaches near structure and the sandy areas surrounding it. They feed on smaller fish and crustaceans, and will readily take artificials.

Sea trout

Sea Trout

snapper double header

Snapper Double Header

big gray snapper

Big Gray Snapper

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – June 11, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Nearshore for tarpon, mangrove snapper
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 11, 2015
www.AnnaMariaFishingGuide.com
Cell: 941-465-8932
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

—June has been hot, rainy, and action-packed.

—Tarpon are running full-bore right now, and mangrove snapper are plentiful nearshore. We have had the most success with tarpon while sight-casting at first light near the beaches, and then anchoring and chumming them to the boat as the morning progresses.

—Mangrove snapper have been consistently on shallow structure and debris, where they sometimes can be chummed into a frenzy. If so, light line and small hooks can lead to every-cast action.
Longtime Tampa residents from Philadelphia, PA; Gavin, Kieren, and Ray Hyer put a hurting’ on the mangrove snapper this morning! Great job guys! (pics below)

anna maria island mangrove snapper

Kieren’s Mangrove Snapper

mangrove snapper

Big Mango

anna maria snapper

Ray’s Gray Snapper

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle