Anna Maria Island Fishing Report for April 2017

The Snook have started showing up like crazy! It extended to every barrier island around the Tampa Bay Area. Most Snook have been the averaging 20-26 inches. However, it wasn’t uncommon over the last couple weeks of April to land a Snook in the slot of 28″ to 33″. Anna Maria Island fishing is known for some large Snook and a few we landed were definitely oversized. The largest being 36″! Anna Maria Island fishing is only going to get better in the months to come. Our tides were getting really high this past week due to a south wind and a new moon we had the opportunity to fish oyster bars around Anna Maria Island where the redfish bite was on fire. My clients had many double and triple hook ups. Most of the redfish we caught ranged from 20″-33″. Trout fishing remained a staple for all clients to take back to their Anna Maria Island vacation rental to fry up. After a full day of fishing with the best (Capt. Ryan Taylor) it doesn’t take my clients long to catch their limit of trout 4 per person 15″-20″.

What to expect in the weeks to come?

The tarpon are beginning to show up and Anna Maria Island fishing will be one of best in Tampa Bay So expect to see pictures on social media of Tarpon as well as Snook, redfish, and trout that will remain good. Don’t forget if you’re coming for world famous Anna Maria Island fishing, book your fishing trips early so you do not miss out on a trip of a lifetime.

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