Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters Gulf Of Mexico Report

North East Wind over the Gulf of Mexico slows down fishing on Anna Maria Island

This week we saw a persistent NE wind in the Gulf of Mexico all week off of Anna Maria Island. During the beginning of the week we saw gusts up to 30 knots. Towards the end of the week we saw NE winds at 15-20 knots. Thankfully, this allowed us to get out and do some fishing.

It was still windy, but the fish sure loved the wind. Bait is still everywhere you turn, from Longboat Key Pass to the piers on the north end of Anna Maria Island. The grass flats around Bradenton also had good bait. We were able to go out off the beach around Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island and catch Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonita, and some smaller Sharks.

The Redfish and Snook bite around Bradenton has really picked near the full moon (see video). The bite seemed to be better on the incoming tide. They slowed down towards the top end of the tide.

Most of the Snook and Redfish we caught this week mixed in with the larger schools of mullet. The best spots were near the vast grass flats and mangrove shorelines off Palma Sola, Terra Ceia, and Bradenton.

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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