Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman – December 07, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Triple Tail
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – December 07, 2015
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—Winter is slowly creeping in, and some great triple tail fishing has come with it. Triple tail are strange-looking and hard-fighting fish that come close to shore during the winter months. They can usually be found far offshore under floating debris, but from November to February they come close to land and huddle under the numerous crab trap buoys.

—Triple tail are hearty eaters, and can be enticed to eat both artificial baits and flies. That being said, live bait always works best. Shrimp, crabs, and small shiners entice most every triple tail to eat this time of year. Ten pound braided line and a twenty to thirty pound monofilament leader should be a general line choice. Small hooks, light rods, and spinning reels will allow for a great fight while being plenty strong for these fish.

Big Triple Tail

Big Triple Tail

Huge Tripletail

Huge Tripletail

Triple Tail

Triple Tail

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-12-10-14

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Tripletail
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – December 10, 2014
www.AnnaMariaFishingGuide.com
941-465-8932 cell
Island Discount Tackle Charter Desk: (941) 779-2838
www.KeyesMarina.com

—The temperature has dropped due to recent cold fronts, and tripletail have begun to appear on crab trap buoys near Anna Maria Island, Florida
—Not only are they a VERY unique looking fish, but they are also great-tasting and strong fighters. The trick is to slowly make your way down sets of crab trap lines until you see what looks like a brown/amber blotch under the water. They prefer small crabs and shrimp, but can also be enticed to take artificial baits, like this 13.5 pounder which was caught on a small shrimp fly.
—So this winter, try it yourself, make a good cast, and HOLD ON TIGHT!