Well we went from a late winter, straight to summer like conditions on the water. During this reporting period bait has been sporadic as it is moving around a lot. Some days bait is very plentiful (Picture) other days we are struggling to get enough bait to fish with, but I always find a way to get the job done! The bite has been
Cold to HOT...
We started the second week of March with the remits of a significant cold front that pushed though the region, leaving us water water temperatures in the high 50's. The week prior we had water temperatures in the mid to high 70's, so we have a 20 degree temperature drop which slowed down the Snook, Redfish, and Trout bite. We ended up heading for some deeper water to target Sheepshead and...
March was on fire...until we had a late season cold front the last week in March that knocked the water temperature from the high 70's to the mid 60's . Fishing was tough after the cold front and slowly picked back up to end the month strong. Most days clients would catch 20-30 Snook ranging 22"-25". On almost all of the trips clients went home with keeper Redfish and Trout
Early March has proven to be great fishing. While we had to dance around some late season cold fronts fishing has still been very productive. On all of our fishing trips we have been able to land 30+ fish, with some days being more Redfish and other days more Snook with mixed in Trout. The water temperature is quickly approaching 78 degrees and soon we will see the migration of several different species (including Tarpon) from South to North with a lot of fish making the lower part of Tampa Bay their summer home. Larger (Female) Snook are slowly making their way out of the rivers and backwaters for the long journey to the beaches and passes to start spawning over the next couple months. If you are looking to book at fishing charter or fishing trip and are near Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Pete, or Tampa areas book with Anna Maria Inshore Fishing, LCC call Capt. Kyle (941) 345-7182 www.annamariainshorefishing.com or check out my brother Capt. Ryan (941) 812-7435 www.bradentoninshorefishing.com
The bite has been pretty good considering the late season cold fronts and the low water temperatures. We have been getting bait and the snook and redfish have been biting pretty good. Several oversize redfish have been caught by clients with the largest being 32". We have been able to limit out on redfish on most trips. March looks like the water temperature will rise quickly along with the bite. Snook season opens March 1st so book your trip today. If your looking for a fishing charter and are staying in Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Bradenton, Sarasota, Longboat Key, St. Pete, or Tampa areas give Anna Maria Inshore Fishing with Capt. Kyle a call (941) 345-7182 http://www.annamariainshorefishing.com/ or check out my brother, Capt. Ryan at http://www.bradentoninshorefishing.com/
With water temperatures dropping into the low 80′s you can tell that fall is right around the corner. The end of September has seen an above average amount of rain which has not slowed down the fishing. Bait is plentifully around the beach near Anna Maria Island and some bait can be found on the flats near the mouth of the Manatee River along with the flats around the Intercostal water ways. The Redfish bite has been outstanding with most clients catching 20 plus fish a trip. The opening month of Snook season has been productive with several of our clients landing keeper size Snook, but most of our clients are choosing to let them go so one day they will be a trophy fish. The Redfish and Snook bite will continue to be productive through October with Snook moving towards the Rivers and back waters. If you are looking to book your fishing trip and are staying around Anna Maria Island ,Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton, or surrounding areas give Capt. Kyle (941.345.7182) a call http://www.annamariainshorefishing.com/ or check out my brother, Capt. Ryan at http://www.bradentoninshorefishing.com/
Summer is in full effect. The water temperature is hovering around the upper 80′s and as hot as the water has been the bite is still strong. We have been catching Mangrove snapper, Trout, and Snook. Large schools of Redfish have started showing up and our clients have been catching plenty of them on every trip. Time to book your trip, Call Ryan at (941) 812-7435 or Kyle at (941) 345-7182 http://www.annamariainshorefishing.com/ or check out my brother, Capt. Ryan at http://www.bradentoninshorefishing.com/
Spring is here and fishing this year has been great!!! We have fished with live bait at some point on every trip this month, we have had some cold mornings when we did some jig fishing to start out the day, and live bait as soon as it warmed up. The fish feel Spring coming and we have had some really good action lately, with snook, redfish, trout, ladyfish, jack, and makrel. You name it, everything out there has been biting. Tarpon will be here before you know it so go ahead and book your Spring trips now! Don’t forget snook season opens March 1st so get in on the action!!!