Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters July 4th-16th Report

2016-07-16 14:22:25
Anna Maria Island, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Terra Ceia Bay
Kyle Taylor

Summer heat is in full effect...

Summer is here to stay for the next couple months, which means the small bait has shown up. We have all the small bait (pilchards) you want on the flats around Anna Maria Island, just make sure you are throwing a 1/4" mesh net or you will have a Christmas tree of bait on your hands and a lot of clean up. The Trout fishing has still been strong and a lot of smaller Trout have been showing up and sometimes its hard to get the bigger Trout to bite before the smaller ones grab your hook. The Mangrove Snapper bite inshore has really picked up over the past two weeks. When we are targeting them we are using 1/0 hooks and 20 lb leader, as these fish are smart and catch on really quickly to heavier tackle. While we are fishing for Snapper we have been doing well with Spanish Mackerel first thing in the mornings. The Snook bite has been starting to slow down as the water heats up. We have been doing better during the strongest tide cycles with Snook and Redfish. More and more Redfish are slowing starting to show up, right now they are pretty spread out over large grass flats and soon they should start to group together for a better target approach to these fish. If you are looking to stay on Anna Maria Island or the surrounding areas check of Island Real Estate for all your accommodation needs.

If you are looking to book a fishing charter trip and are near Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Sarasota, or Tampa Bay book with Anna Maria Inshore Fishing LLC. call or text fishing guide Captain Kyle Taylor (941) 345-7182

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Fish Species: Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper
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Kyle Taylor

About The Author: Captain Kyle Taylor

Company: Anna Maria Inshore Fishing LLC

Area Reporting: Anna Maria Island

Bio: Anna Maria Inshore Fishing, LLC is the premier fishing experience for everyone. We provide a first-rate fishing adventure for all ages. Join Charter Fishing Guide, Capt. Kyle aboard his Custom 23' Dorado Boat and be provided an experience like no other. Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas (Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Sarasota, St. Pete and Tampa) have some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. Let us provide you with a fishing charter that will be memorable and exciting. On a fishing trip you can expect to catch Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Shark, and Trout along with other species of fish. We accommodate all ages and experience levels on your fishing charters with us. Captain Kyle Taylor of Anna Maria Inshore Fishing Charters, LLC was born in Sarasota and raised in Bradenton. He has been fishing these local waters for over 30 years. Capt. Kyle has a passion for spending time on the water and for seeing a person’s face light up when they catch that trophy tarpon, snook, or redfish, or when kids are catching trout, mackrel, or bluefish just as fast as the bait hits the water. Capt. Kyle spends his free time with his wife and daughter – Amber and Addison. He also serves the community a local firefighter/EMT. Capt. Kyle's brother, Ryan, is also a Captain and together they have over 50 years of experience on the water.

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