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Anna Maria Island fishing reports- March 30, 2019

       The final destinations of fishing excursions during March 2019 around Anna Maria Island have been dictated by the variable weather conditions. It has been hard to get offshore in the Gulf of Mexico because of the winds but thankfully the backwater fishing has been great.  

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Springtime Fishing Anna Maria Island-March 2019

—Anna Maria island fishing guides all agree that March spring time backwater fishing is in full swing around Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay and Bradenton. Water temperatures have eclipsed the magic 70° mark for a few weeks now, triggering a timeless migration of bait fish back into Tampa Bay, with predator fish in tow.

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Fishing Anna Maria Island-February 2019

  Fishing around Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island this time of February can really be a challenge when the cold winds are whipping. I had to re-schedule some trips over the last couple weeks but all in all we have been able to catch nice fish in the backwater areas. On the cold, windy days, fishing around docks in the Intracoastal Waterway or Holmes Beach and Longboat Key canals has been very productive for sheepshead, black drum and redfish.

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December Tampa Bay/Anna Maria Fishing

—What a beautiful fishing month we had here around Anna Maria Island. December 2018 was one for the books! We finally saw a complete reprieve from the ferocious red tide outbreak of this summer. This combined with a long stretch of great weather, provided some outstanding fishing opportunities in and around Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay.

Grouper in Tampa Bay
Grouper in Tampa Bay
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Fishing Anna Maria- Oct.and Nov. 2018

—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.

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