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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – December 23, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – December 23, 2015
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks

—This week, Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island fishing has been defined by strong South winds, and tough, but surprisingly productive fishing. Nearshore fishing has produced Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, and some flounder. Offshore reef fishing has been providing larger mangrove snapper bites, as well as sharks in high numbers, and the occasional kingfish.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – December 07, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – December 7, 2015
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Triple Tail Fishing

—Winter is slowly creeping in, and some great triple tail fishing has come with it. Triple tail are strange-looking and hard-fighting fish that come close to shore during the winter months. They can usually be found far offshore under floating debris, but from November to February they come close to land and huddle under the numerous crab trap buoys.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – November 17, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – November 17, 2015
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Sharks, Grouper, Redfish

—This past week the wind has picked up. We have been able to fish a few days, but only in sheltered areas and close to shore. Although red tide is present, it is mainly South in Sarasota bay, so trolling for grouper has stayed productive. Redfish have begun to move to the docks. Sharks and mackerel have been roaming the beaches and large schools can be found following the thread fin herring.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – Gag Grouper – November 13, 2015

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – November 13, 2015
Tampa Bay Gag Grouper

—The warm weather has continued to hold, and the gag grouper have continued to bite well. Bait has stayed plentiful with the unusually late warmth, and pinfish and pilchards have been the bait of choice.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – November 2, 2015 – Captain Aaron Lowman

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report
Captain Aaron Lowman – November 2, 2015
Gag Grouper

—In Tampa Bay and surrounding Anna Maria Island waters, the inshore gag grouper fishing report is that they usually turn on in a noticeable way after the first cold snap of the year. But this year, even though the weather has remained warm, the late October grouper fishing has been on fire.

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