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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report-May 2020

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters
Captain Aaron Lowman
Snook, Mackerel, Snapper, Trout, Redfish

—As May rolls around here on Anna Maria Island, the temperatures and the fishing opportunities are on the rise. 

—This is one of the last of the springtime “transition months.” We still have the near-perfect combination of water temps and weather, plenty of baitfish, all coinciding with migrations of gamefish like; tarpon, gag grouper, snook, redfish, seatrout, spanish mackerel, black drum and more inside Tampa Bay, and surrounding areas.

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Incredible Fishing During April 2020

—April has some of the most incredible fishing opportunities around Anna Maria Island and Tampa bay.

—Nearshore, gag grouper provide a big pull, and a great fight, but they are still out of season until June 1 and must be released alive. Mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel fill the void for dinner out there in the same areas.

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March 2020 Anna Maria Island Fishing

—As March 2020 rolls around, fishing inside Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island starts to heat up. Chilly mornings begin to give way to picture perfect weather by late morning. My clients have been thrilled to have some incredible snook action so early in the year. We are targeting the linesiders during strong tides, using live shiners, around mangrove points, cuts, sandbars and docks. We are seeing a few bonus redfish mixed in with the snook. 

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Winter 2020 Fishing Around Anna Maria Island

—What a weather roller coaster ride, here on Anna Maria Island, in January! We started out January 2020 with record setting heat, only to plunge into the 50°’s on most days, during the latter half of the month! 

—I started out the month fishing many of the same areas that I was frequenting in December.

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Anna Maria Island December 2019 Fishing

—Christmas and New Year’s Every aren’t the only things to celebrate in December here on Anna Maria Island. Inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities abound late in the year. 

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Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico in November

November 2019. —Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Island boast some incredible inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities in November. My clients and I found many of the usual suspects in the backwater shorelines. Snook, redfish and seatrout fishing was incredible, especially when the tide is strong.

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