Anna Maria Island Fishing Report for Early May 2017

Anna Maria Island fishing has been interesting. first with a late season cold front making its way to beautiful Anna Maria Island this May made fishing pretty tuff for just a few days, but fishing is back on track now! Anna Maria Island fishing for Snook has been good… when you can find them. They are on the move. Snook  around Anna Maria Island are in big groups making their way to the passes on both north and south sides of Anna Maria Island to get ready to spawn. Snook usually spawn around the full moons May, June, and July. when they are out and about spawning is some of the best times to catch a really big one. (photo) Which doesn’t happen every trip. Most Snook will range from 20-26inches. With only a few being over 30inches.

Anna Maria Island fishing for tarpon. (photo)

The Season is here. We started out the month doing some juvenile tarpon fishing  up in the river with a lot of success. Now the water off the beaches surrounding Anna Maria Island has cleared up. Tarpon have shown up in the last few days. This is the time to book your tarpon fishing trips. Tarpon off the beach range from 60lbs to 200lbs so get ready for a fight of a lifetime.

Anna Maria Island fishing for Redfish

Anna Maria Island redfish fishing has been awesome. We have had some really large schools of redfish showing up out in the Tampa bay. These Redfish have made my clients very happy over the last few weeks. These fish have been ranging from 26 inches to 36 inches. Fishing with the right tackle my clients who bring their children have been smoking it. kids from the age of seven have caught as big as a 36 inch redfish. (photo) I am also still catching a few redfish around oyster bars on the shorelines of Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Trout Fishing (photo)

Anna Maria Island trout fishing still remains strong and consistence. Most Trout are making their way to deeper water from four to eight feet deep. Finding most of these trout in grass patches in beautiful Tampa Bay. that’s all for this week. Thank you so much for reading. Don’t forget to book your trip if your a local or coming to visit in Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, longboat key, Sarasota, palmetto give me a call. I look forward to meeting you.

Thank you Captain Ryan Taylor

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