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Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report
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Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report.

Between a rock and a hard place…

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report.

Between the red tide and Hurricane Matthew we have seen our fair share of natural “adversities” over the past two weeks. It has been trying to say the least.

Red Tide

We will start off with the red tide issue. It did not dramatically affect fishing around Anna Maria Island, but I did receive countless phone calls regarding the issue. The red tide had more of an affect on the beach/ gulf side of Anna Maria Island from Bradenton Beach south. The further north you went on the island the less impact the red tide had.

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew had more of an impact on fishing than the red tide. We were not able to get out and fish Thursday through Saturday due to high winds However, Hurricane Matthew was a blessing in the fact that it should of blew the red tide well offshore, or at the very least dispersed it. Here’s some video from my Marina, it was taken Friday morning when Hurricane Matthew was passing us on the East Coast (Video 1) (Video 2).

Snook

Now onto fishing, the fishing has been pretty tough with regards to Snook and Redfish. The Snook have been around but not feeding that well. We are still managing to get some, but not as many as we should for this time of the year.

Redfish

The Redfish on the other hand have been feeding well, but are moving around a lot. The Redfish are not holding anywhere for too long which makes it challenging to stay on top of them. We did catch several Redfish (Picture 1) (Picture 2) during this reporting period, with the largest being 29″ (Picture 3).

Trout, Mackerel, Snapper

The Trout, Mackerel, and Snapper bite have been doing extremely well and have been a saving grace on most trips. Most of the places I have been fishing the bite has been ferocious. Every time the bait hits the water a Trout or Mackerel hit it instantaneously. As we move further into fall the water temperatures will drop and the fishing will turn on.  On a side note: This past week we had a group of 8 Manatees come up to the boat while we were fishing, here’s a picture of two Manatees close to the boat (Picture 4).

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report
Manatees! Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Sept 26th-Oct 8th Report

If you are looking to stay on Anna Maria Island check out Island Real Estate for all your accommodation needs.

If you are looking to book a fishing charter trip and are near Anna Maria IslandBradentonLongboat KeySarasota, or Tampa Bay book with Anna Maria Inshore Fishing LLC. call or text fishing guide Captain Kyle Taylor (941) 345-7182  AnnaMariaInshoreFishing.com

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