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Fishing Anna Maria- Oct.and Nov. 2018

Gag Grouper

—Even though backwater fishing has been outstanding lately, a persistent red tide outbreak, and associated fish kills, continues to dominate the headlines here on Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Sarasota. This natural algae bloom consumes the available oxygen in the water as it completes its life cycle, in turn quickly suffocating nearby fish. This has made fishing a little more challenging than usual over the past couple of months but that being said, my clients and I have been experiencing some fantastic fishing despite the bad news.

—There are certain areas surrounding Sarasota, especially, that have been hit very hard and may take a few months to recover to a somewhat normal pattern. Then, there are other areas surrounding neighboring Anna Maria Island that have seen very few effects from the red tide.

—It is in these cleaner areas that I, and many of the other full-time fishing guides, have been “hiding out” the majority of the past 3 months. Inshore fishing here around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay has been outstanding.

—The snook bite just doesn’t get much better than it was during October and November. My boat is seeing great catch-and -release snook fishing along with redfish around docks, mangroves and oyster beds.

—Seatrout (speckled trout) got hit pretty hard the past few months by the red tide. However, November has seen the trout really start to bounce back and shallow water gag grouper have been on the menu over the past couple months as well, as conditions have allowed. When the tide, weather, and other factors come together just right, we have been able to find some nice keeper-sized gag grouper inside Tampa Bay. I use a combination of live baiting and trolling.

—Don’t believe everything you read, or see on the news. The fishing is great here around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay! Book a charter today!!

Snook

Redfish

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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 Snook Fishing In October

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – October 19, 2016
Redfish, Snook and Trout

—With the lingering red tide starting to clear around Anna Maria Island, I have been able to successfully fish parts of Tampa Bay, Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay again this week.
—Snook fishing has been red hot. Most fish are males under 24″, with female fish to 40″+ mixed in. I’m finding the snook really bunched up by size as they stage for the fall feeding frenzy. Live whitebait on a 2/0 sized hook, combined with the lightest possible fluorocarbon leader has been the secret to keeping the bite going.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – October 25, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – October 25, 2015
Reef, Bay and Backwater Morning

One of the great things to report about October fishing around Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay and Longboat Key is the diversity of species that we can catch on any given day.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – October 20, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – October 20, 2015
Kingfish

—As October draws to a close, the fall fishing bite is continuing to fire on all cylinders.
Even though there was a persistent northeast wind this week, kingfish or king mackerel, spanish mackerel, black tip sharks, and bonita made a very strong showing within sight on the Anna Maria Island beach.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – October 1, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – October 1, 2015
Cobia

—Fishing for cobia around Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and the rest of Tampa Bay in October is truly one of the best times of the year. Snapper are everywhere. Redfish make a big showing. Snook start moving into the backwaters. But one of the things I always hope is that on any given day we may run across some cobia.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – Captain Aaron Lowman -10-23-14

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Redfish
Captain Aaron Lowman – Fishing Report – October 23, 2014
Captain Aaron – (941)-465-8932

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