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Tampa Bay Grouper Fishing In November

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – November, 2017
Grouper, Gag Grouper, Troll For Grouper

—As the first few real cold snaps start to push through Tampa Bay during November and December, one of my favorite fish, gag grouper, begin to move into shallow waters. Gag grouper season is now, inside Tampa Bay and in the channels surrounding Anna Maria Island.  These delicious, and heavy-hitting brawlers stay relatively deep most of the year. As the water temps start to drop below 70°, the large, legal-sized gags move into Tampa Bay, as shallow as 6′.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing – October, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – October, 2017
Snook, Trout, Redfish, Grouper

—We have experienced a very warm, and windy, couple of weeks here on Anma Maria Island. Despite the conditions, i am finding a good inshore and nearshore bite in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – September, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – September, 2017
Snook, Trout, Redfish

—The final dog days of summer are within sight here, on Anna Maria Island. Inshore fishing in Tampa Bay is really heating up as the month rolls on; snook are flooding back into the Intercoastal Waterway, large schools of breeder-sized redfish are forming on the seagrass flats, and seatrout are staging up around the mouth of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – August, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – August, 2017
Snook, Permit

—The fishing has been fantastic so far around Anna Maria Island in August. The weather is scorching, but the bite has been pretty good despite the high temperatures.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – July, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – July, 2017
Tarpon, Flounder, Grouper

—July fishing around Anna Maria Island has been almost as hot as the thermometer!
The huge influx of small “hatch bait” into Tampa and Sarasota Bay has the gamefish all fired up.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – June, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – June, 2017
Tarpon, Flounder, Grouper
 
—Summer time fishing around Anna Maria Island is in full effect, and migrating tarpon are being caught inside Tampa Bay, and adjacent Egmont Key. I’m seeing best results using live crabs and threadfin herring.

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