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Fishing Anna Maria Island post Irma

The past weeks of fishing Anna Maria Island post Irma have been some of the best I have seen in a long time. Here around Anna Maria Island and Tampa bay area we saw 60-70mph winds and just a lot of rain. While we got slapped by the storm, Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay are beautiful as ever going into Fall.

Fishing Anna Maria Island Post Irma

On October 1st the water temperature is around 85 degrees here. With all the fresh water we have had run into all our creeks and rivers it has really concentrated the Snook, Redfish, and Trout. It has been fall fishing at its finest. Bait is everywhere from the beaches of Anna Maria Island to almost every shore line in Tampa Bay. With a live well full of shiner/whitebait on most charters the last few weeks we will pull up. I will throw a bat of bait out and clients have been catching slot over slot Snook and redfish. Also some really nice trout all in the same spot one after another. It has been exciting to watch this because fishing Anna Maria Island is usually good but this has been phenomenal.

Where to fish?

I’m fishing around the mouths of the rivers and creeks of Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, and around the island. in the Fall I like to fish around the large schools of mullet in all of these areas in 2 to 4 foot of water. On the lower tides fish off of all the outside sandbars about 200 to 400 yards off the shore lines of Tampa Bay. That’s where you will find the big schools of Redfish in the Fall.

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October and November fishing Anna Maria Island post Irma are some of the best months to go inshore fishing. If you’re Running out of ideas to entertain your clients give me a call. fishing is always a great idea! All you need to do is show up and I do the rest. If you’re just in the area, on vacation book your trip today for a great day out on the water with lots of site seeing as well. Your family wife kids they will love the experience I have three kids of my own and they always have a blast. I have been in this area all my life I know all these waters and historic parts that we will come up on. it’s an all in one outing.

In the Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton areas I am here at your service. Book your trip with me Captain Ryan Taylor! While you are looking for a place to stay check out thanks for reading.

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Realtor Josh Bernet

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Josh was born and brought up right outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He then moved to Colorado to study at Regis University located in Denver, where he received his BA in Business and Economics. Once he graduated, Josh relocated to the mountains and lived the Colorado dream, employed at Vail Ski Patrol in the winter and instructing tennis when the snow melted. It was there that Josh met Beth, his wife, and the two married in 1992. Following the birth of his first two children Josh earned his Real Estate Broker’s license, and started to sell resort real estate with Slifer, Smith, and Frampton. In 2000, Josh took a chance to move to Fripp Island, South Carolina, where he acquired more experience selling real estate. In 2004, desiring to be closer to family, Josh and his family (now 3 children), made the move to Anna Maria Island. Initially with Michael Saunders Real Estate new homes department, Josh joined Betsy Hills Real Estate in 2007, and became a part of the Island Real Estate family in 2010. Josh is a passionate athlete, volunteer, and member of Roser Church, and he motivates his team to do the same, finding the way of life here “the perfect place to live and raise a family.