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Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – September, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Report – September, 2017

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – September, 2017
Snook, Trout, Redfish

—The final dog days of summer are within sight here, on Anna Maria Island. Inshore fishing in Tampa Bay is really heating up as the month rolls on; snook are flooding back into the Intercoastal Waterway, large schools of breeder-sized redfish are forming on the seagrass flats, and seatrout are staging up around the mouth of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay.

—Bait is everywhere. Huge schools of scaled sardines, or “greenbacks,” have invaded Tampa Bay as part of their annual migration. This influx of food, along with the warm water, is a recipe for some great fishing action!
—My typical charter this month begins by stuffing the baitwell in my 24′ Carolina Skiff to the brim with shiners. I’m usually finished catching plenty of bait half an hour after sunrise. I will then follow the strongest movements of the tide throughout Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Sound, searching for snook, seatrout, redfish and more.
—These guys feel the days getting shorter, and know that a cool-down is coming right around the corner.
—Still have some October and November openings, book a trip today and get in on the action!