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Fish Anna Maria Island With A Local Charter Fishing Guide

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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October 2019 Fishing “Turns On”

—October 2019 fishing around Bradenton and Anna Maria Island has been as exciting as it gets. The weather was on a welcome “cooling trend,” and the fish started to get excited as well. There were redfish dumping out of the rivers with each rainstorm, providing some great opportunities to catch and release mature redfish in shallow water.  

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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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Anna Maria Island Fishing – October, 2017

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

—We have experienced a very warm, and windy, couple of weeks here on Anma Maria Island. Despite the conditions, i am finding a good inshore and nearshore bite in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay.

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Anna Maria Island Snook Fishing In October

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Aaron Lowman – October 19, 2016
Redfish, Snook and Trout

—With the lingering red tide starting to clear around Anna Maria Island, I have been able to successfully fish parts of Tampa Bay, Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay again this week.
—Snook fishing has been red hot. Most fish are males under 24″, with female fish to 40″+ mixed in. I’m finding the snook really bunched up by size as they stage for the fall feeding frenzy. Live whitebait on a 2/0 sized hook, combined with the lightest possible fluorocarbon leader has been the secret to keeping the bite going.

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