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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – January 2018

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – January, 2018
Tripletail

—January in Cortez, Florida is the height of stone crab season. The commercial fisherman who make a living catching stone crabs usually have several hundred, to several thousand traps in the water at any given time. Each of these traps is marked with a unique identifying float. These floats are what I am interested in.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – December 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – December, 2017
Grouper, Hogfish, Snapper

—What a month here on Anna Maria Island. December of 2017 was one for the books. Near perfect fishing weather most of the month allowed me to escape the confines of Tampa Bay, and plow some of the the nearshore reefs and ledges.

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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 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 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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