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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – February 2018

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – February, 2018
Snook, Trout, Redfish

—With prolonged air temperatures in the 80°s, fishing here around Anna Maria Island has been red hot. I have been catching live bait (pilchards) all month, which is unusualy early in the season. All this bait around in Tampa Bay, along with some above average temperatures, equals great inshore fishing.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide – February 25, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – February 25, 2016
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Pompano

 
I have FINALLY begun to see pompano show up in Anna Maria Island waters. As water temperatures slowly rise, some much-needed energy is being brought to the whole system.
Fishing with small, brightly colored jigs is one of the most effective ways to catch pompano. We are also catching plenty on a corked live shrimp inside the bay, and around areas of deep grass.
Most “first-timers” can’t belive how hard a 15 inch fish can pull! Pompano is a firm and mild white meat fish, making it particularly popular for the dinner table. Book a trip while it’s on!
 

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter – February 14, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charter
Captain Aaron Lowman – February 14, 2016
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Sheepshead, Permit, Snapper, Grouper

 
In between cold snaps this week, clients still found plenty of jumbo sheepshead.
Fishing live baits, such as shrimp around structure was the ticket.
Sheepshead are often underestimated – they can be super cautious, are hard fighters, and taste great.
Permit have made a showing around some of the local beaches and passes this week.
Permit are the larger cousin of the highly-sought pompano.
As with the pompano, permit will agressivly strike small, brightly colored jigs.
This makes jigging for permit a really exciting way to catch these elusive fish.
Hogfish and mangrove snappers have been the highlight offshore a few miles.
Red grouper and throw-back gag grouper have been consistent offshore, as well.
 

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – Captain Aaron Lowman -02-20-15

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Redfish/Sheepshead/Permit
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – February 20, 2015
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-02-26-2014

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Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – February 26, 2014
Captain Aaron – (941)-465-8932

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report: Captain Aaron Lowman-02-16-2014

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Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – February 16, 2014
Captain Aaron – (941)-465-8932

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