Anna Maria Island Fishing Report

Fishing on Anna Maria Island

Goliath Grouper

Goliath Grouper

The fishing off of the piers, bridges, and along the shoreline on Anna Maria Island has been very promising catching Redfish, Snapper Black drum, Snook, Trout, Spanish mackerel, and Amberjack. There are 3 piers on Anna Maria Island that allow fishing, and have bait shops.

Anna Maria Pier Fishing Report



The Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach offers free fishing on the pier, a bait shop, floating boat dock, a restaurant, and the pier is well lit at night. The City of Anna Maria has 2 piers that you can fish from the City Pier and The Rod & Reel Pier just down the beach. Both of the Piers have a restaurant and bait shop. The City Pier allows cast netting up to the yellow line before the restaurant.



Anna Maria Off Shore Fishing Report

If you would like to fish off shore you can launch your boat at the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach.  Large game fish like Tarpon, Mackerel, and Grouper can be found in deeper water.

If you did not bring a watercraft for an off shore adventure it is always worth going out on a fishing charter.  You can also rent a boat for the day to catch these larger game fish.

Go Fishing

Whether fishing from a boat, the beach, piers or bridges, fishing enthusiasts have the opportunity to reel in the next big fish anywhere on the Island. Don’t forget to try some fresh Florida seafood from Anna Maria Island’s best restaurants.

If you are looking for more information check in with one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist. We have canal front homes where you can store your boat and access the waterways on your own.

We will have an updated fishing report each month from Captain Gary of the Cortez Kat.

Cortez Kat Off Shore & Near Shore Fishing Charter

12507 Cortez Road West,

Cortez, (Bradenton) Florida 34215

Local – (941) 795-6969

Toll Free – (888) 844-4140