Anna Maria Island Fishing Report

2015-06-22 10:04:12
Anna Maria Island, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Lower Tampa Bay
Kyle Taylor

This week has been HOT with the winds being almost non-existent, the heat index hovering around 100, and the fish settling into their summer patterns. Bait has been very plentiful with most of the bait (Tread-fins and Pilchards) hanging around deeper structure in Tampa Bay. This week I have been able to get all the bait I have needed in a couple of throws with my 12' Lee Fisher Humpback 1/2" mesh net. Soon the bait will be off the beach, as we are starting to see fry/ hatch bait on the flats.


We are still fishing in deeper water along and around structure in Tampa bay. The bite in the deeper water (15' - 30') has been the most consistent and productive. We are still doing real well on Mangrove Snapper, with most days catching close to or our limit of Snapper. While we are fishing for Snapper we are also catching Grouper, small Sharks, and this week we also caught some keeper Cobia. The Tarpon bite has slowed down a little, but we are still managing to hook some fish when we are targeting them. The best best bite this week was on Sunday (Father's Day). I took my dad out at 5:30 am, we caught bait and by 7:30 am we boated two Tarpon. (Tarpon #1 Video) (Tarpon #2 Video)


The trout bite has remained strong with most of the fish being caught in 3'-5' of water on deeper grass patches near Anna Maria Island Sound. This week were catching a lot of trout and about half of the trout were of keeper size (15"+). The Redfish bite is still remaining difficult, I have seen a couple schools of approximately 50+ fish but I have not be able to get them to eat. All my trips this week have been on a weak outgoing tide or a moderate incoming tide. Late afternoon has seen a strong outgoing tide and I believe that's when those fish are feeding. We have still managed to pick up a Redfish here and there but the bite has been tough. The Snook bite on the other has have been crazy. Most of the fish we are catching are around the mouths of larger bays and inlets along the mangroves or deeper grass edges when the tide is moving. If you are looking to book at fishing charter or fishing trip and are near Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Pete, or Tampa areas book with Anna Maria Inshore Fishing, LCC call Fishing Guide Capt. Kyle (941) 345-7182 or check out my brother Fishing Guide Capt. Ryan (941) 812-7435


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Fish Species: Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia
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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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