Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters March 1st-12th 2017 Report
This reporting period has seen its ups and downs as far as the water temperature. We started the 1st week off in March with water temperatures reaching 78 degrees and then this past week they struggled to reach 70 degrees. The wide swing in temperatures made the fish feeling a little confused and lethargic at times. Bait is everywhere from the flats near Anna Maria Island to the Skyway bridge, but bait has proven to be difficult at times due to low water temperatures and the water being so clear right now. With all that in mind the fishing has still be pretty productive. We have been catching Snook in very good numbers (Picture) and we are seeing them everywhere. The Redfish have been a little more sporadic. I am seeing Redfish in good numbers but they seem to be biting better on the outgoing tide rather than the incoming. The Redfish we are catching good fish (Picture 1) (Picture 2).The Trout bite has proven to be the most challenging over this period. I am seeing a ton of Trout in the shallow flats and on the edges of deeper grass flats, but the do not want to eat. I've tried pilchards, shrimp, pinfish, and artificial jigs none seem to strike their interest consistently. The Trout we are catching are big (Picture). I believe after this full moon, coming up, the Trout bite should pick up.
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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.