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June 2018-Summer Fishing Anna Maria Island

—The weather, and fishing, here on Anna Maria Island has been phenomenal throughout the month of June.
—Calm seas and clear skies, have allowed my clients and me the opportunity to spend some time fishing near shore (up to 9 miles offshore) in the Gulf of Mexico. Out there, I’m looking for spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, gag grouper, permit and cobia.

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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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Tarpon Fishing Anna Maria Island- June 30, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – June 30, 2016
Anna Maria Island tarpon and snapper

— There are still plenty of tarpon around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay.  Over the last few weeks, we have had a lot of fun boating and releasing some really big fish that were caught from the pods that are moving along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Early morning and late day trips have been producing the most action on these beach fish. They are easier to see when the sun is not directly overhead. ( And it’s not so darned hot!} Crabs have been the best bait for these fish. Fishing in the passes from Egmont Key south through Longboat is also still productive. I’ve been using mainly threadfins as bait for pass fishing.

— Near shore and inshore reefs and wrecks are producing some really big mangrove snapper right now. This reef fishing is also steadily producing gag grouper, BIG flounder, spanish mackerel, blacktip sharks, and cobia. I use live shiners or threadfins on a knocker rig for snapper and grouper and a free-lined shiner rigged with a small piece of light wire leader for the macks and sharks.

— I expect the bite to be even better with the upcoming new moon this week.

Big Tarpon

Big Tarpon

Snapper on the reefs

Snapper on the reefs

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide – June 10, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – June 10, 2016
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Cobia

—During the heat of the day, when the tarpon bite slows down, I’ve been taking my clients to look for hard-fighting cobia. Cobia are nomadic wanderers, and can be difficult to pin down to a pattern most of the year.

—Right now I’m finding a pretty consistant cobia bite on many nearshore/inshore structures, as well as free swimming fish on sandbars. Nine year old angler Alex Jorgensen from Iowa caught this stud 25# cobia in between mangrove snapper and spanish mackerel this week!

—Mark Winters and crew doubled up on cobia earlier in the week, while snapper fishing as well. Cobia are delicious, fast, and hard hitting.

—Come get em while it’s hot!

 

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide – June 1, 2016

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – June 1, 2016
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Tarpon, Snook, Grouper

 
—Tarpon bite still going strong. With all the pressure in the pass, I’m looking in the bay and on the beach for less pressured fish. Using long, light leaders, and burning a little gas, I’m catching fish away from the big crowds.

—Mackerel, trout, and snook have been good on bigger tides of the week inshore.

—Gag grouper bite has been on fire. Catching them in as little as 10ft of water inshore, out to 9miles. Snapper mixed in have been big, not a ton, but nice ones.
 

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – June 29, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 29, 2015
Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Seatrout
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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Anna Maria Island Shark Fishing – June 27, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Shark Fishing
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 27, 2015
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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Tarpon Fishing Video – June, 2015 – Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island Tarpon Fishing Video
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Video – June 25, 2015
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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Anna Maria Island Tarpon Fishing – June 25, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Tarpon Fishing
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 25, 2015
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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Anna Maria Island Snapper Fishing – June 23, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Snapper Fishing
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – June 23, 2015
Captain Aaron – (941) 465-8932

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