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August Tampa Bay Fishing Report-2018

—Fishing around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay remains fantastic this month, despite a pretty serious red tide bloom to our south. Admittedly, conditions may have been a little challenging at times this month but we’ve been catching a lot of nice fish. The algae bloom moves around each day, making some areas out of reach but Tampa Bay is still pristine, and full of fish.

—My clients have been catching snook, seatrout, spanish mackeral, mangrove snapper, gag grouper and sharks inside Tampa Bay and around Egmont Key this month. There is still a ton of bait around Tampa Bay and all of these gamefish are going wild chasing it!

—Nearshore Gulf of Mexico waters have been clean and the fishing has been fantastic out there too. I am fishing ledges and natural hard bottom for gag & red grouper, mangrove snapper, hogfish, porgies, grunts and flounder.

—The bottom line this month is that yes, there is some red tide to work around, but there are plenty of hungry fish, and clean water, within a 5 minute ride of Anna Maria Island.

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Tampa Bay – Anna Maria Fishing-April 2018

—Tampa Bay spring break fishing has been on fire here around Anna Maria Island the past couple of weeks. Snook, redfish, seatrout and the occasional jumbo flounder have been on tap even though we have had some very breezy conditions so far this month.

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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report-March 2018

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – March, 2018
Snook Fishing Report

—Here in the Tampa Bay waters surrounding Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Longboat Key,  March 1st signals the opening of snook season. Recreational anglers are permitted to keep one snook per day that measures between 28 inches and 32 inches in total length during March and April. We have been lucky enough to have some early warm weather coincide with the opening this year, so it’s been a great week targeting snook in both Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay! Water temps have been in the low 70°s this week, which is just what your want for springtime snook fishing.

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Tampa Bay Grouper Fishing In November

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – November, 2017
Grouper, Gag Grouper, Troll For Grouper

—As the first few real cold snaps start to push through Tampa Bay during November and December, one of my favorite fish, gag grouper, begin to move into shallow waters. Gag grouper season is now, inside Tampa Bay and in the channels surrounding Anna Maria Island.  These delicious, and heavy-hitting brawlers stay relatively deep most of the year. As the water temps start to drop below 70°, the large, legal-sized gags move into Tampa Bay, as shallow as 6′.

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Anna Maria Island Spring Fishing

Anna Maria Island Charter Fishing
Captain Aaron Lowman – March 25, 2017
Redfish, Snook, Trout

-We have experienced some heavy weather extremes here in Cortez, Florida this week. A late season cold front brought brutal wind and dropped water temps about 10° overnight!
-Despite all that, my clients pounded out a steady bag of seatrout, snook and redfish inshore in and around Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay.

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