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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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-Spanish Mackerel-08-05-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – August 5, 2013
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—–Although it has been a windy month, fishing action for spanish mackerel has been very hot this summer. Most areas of bottom structure, like the many artificial reefs near Anna Maria Island, have been good places to look for a “big mack attack”. There are many different ways to catch mackerel but this is one of the best.
—–I usually throw a marker jug on the structure, anchor up-tide from the target and start chumming. You can hang a chum block from a cleat or simply start throwing dead shiners or chopped pieces of sardines so they float back into the structure. 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…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Mark Howard-04-15-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Mark Howard–Fishing Report–April-08-2013
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—–The report on fishing this past week out of Island Discount Tackle at Keyes Marina on beautiful Anna Maria Island has finally seen the Spring time pattern blossom with many signs of spectacular fishing ahead. Continue Reading…

Captain Mark Howard – Fishing Report – April-08-2013

Captain Mark Howard–Fishing Report–April-08-2013
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—–Fishing this past week out of Island Discount Tackle on Anna Maria Island has seen the Spring weather pattern slowly start to take hold and the fish have responded accordingly. A variety of species are finally starting to chew. Redfish, speckled trout, mackerel, snook and sharks are moving into Tampa Bay and feeding. 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!