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March 2020 Anna Maria Island Fishing

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. 

—Seatrout and spanish mackerel are beginning to show well over the deep grass flats.

Mangrove snapper, gag grouper and sheepshead have been consistent targets around shallow structure.

—On the nearshore scene (3 – 9 miles), my clients have been filling their fish taco orders with porgies, sheepshead, grunts, mangrove snapper and flounder.