Fishing Anna maria Island midsummer has still been A good one. The temperature has been hot but the bite has been hotter. So get ready! Fishing Annamaria Island starts with Bait early in the morning or in the middle of the day it doesn’t matter. Bait is everywhere from the mouth of the Manatee River to the beaches of Annamaria Island. We are fishing with shiner or white day and you need a live well for before you start fishing to be able to Chum. If you don’t tell me a lot you won’t get those fish moving. I chum a lot to catch a mess of fish.
Snook fishing the past few weeks has been great! We are catching snook everywhere from the beaches of Annamaria Island to almost every shoreline of Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. Snook have made a tremendous come back since the freeze of 2010.
Redfish fishing Anna Maria Island midsummer still is a little off for this area. Although we have still managed to catch a few on most charters. The last few weeks most of the redfish we are catching are 18 inches to 27 inches… “slot fish”. I’m hoping we have some new schools of redfish show up in the next month because they are fun to catch.
The trout and snapper bite has been excellent as well on Annamaria Island. Most of the trout have been in 3 to 5 feet of water in Tampa Bay and the mouth of the Manatee River. Most of the trout we have been catching on sandy bottoms surrounding shallow grass. Trout are ranging from 17 inches to 23 inches. Snapper remains a staple for clients to take home since they are one of the most delicious fish of Tampa Bay to eat. Snapper that we are catching are 12 inches to 15 inches and it usually doesn’t take long to catch enough for dinner.
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