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August Tampa Bay Fishing Report-2018

—Fishing around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay remains fantastic this month, despite a pretty serious red tide bloom to our south. Admittedly, conditions may have been a little challenging at times this month but we’ve been catching a lot of nice fish. The algae bloom moves around each day, making some areas out of reach but Tampa Bay is still pristine, and full of fish.

—My clients have been catching snook, seatrout, spanish mackeral, mangrove snapper, gag grouper and sharks inside Tampa Bay and around Egmont Key this month. There is still a ton of bait around Tampa Bay and all of these gamefish are going wild chasing it!

—Nearshore Gulf of Mexico waters have been clean and the fishing has been fantastic out there too. I am fishing ledges and natural hard bottom for gag & red grouper, mangrove snapper, hogfish, porgies, grunts and flounder.

—The bottom line this month is that yes, there is some red tide to work around, but there are plenty of hungry fish, and clean water, within a 5 minute ride of Anna Maria Island.

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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 – August 30, 2016

Anna Maria Charter Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – August 30, 2016
Redfish, Flounder, Snook

Lots of trout on shallow flats around Anna Maria.
Looking for combo of moving, clear water, and bait presence.
Great numbers, 1 out of 10 is a big fish.
Also finding schools of jacks, mangrove snapper, and bluefish mixed in.

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Anna Maria Island Redfish in August

Anna Maria Charter Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – August 15, 2016
Redfish, Reds, Red Drum

—Fishing around docks and piers in Tampa Bay and near Anna Maria Island has been a very successful way to find redfish this week. The cooler, shaded water provides a bit more oxygen than the open waters and the structure provides a natural ambush point for the predator redfish. In addition to using live shiners and pinfish for bait, we have successfully thrown a lot of different lures this week, from surface plugs to soft plastics.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-08-12-2013

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – August 12, 2013
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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